The French national cancer institute is organizing an in-person international scientific conference in Paris on the theme “Cancer, Work & Employment”. These scientific days will allow the crossing of multidisciplinary data and foster discussion between researchers from various disciplines.
In Europe, more than two million people of working age are diagnosed each year with cancer. The impact on both personal and professional aspects encountered during the disease constitutes barriers and obstacles for these individuals to access, return, or maintain a professional activity. Even after treatments, cancer survivors may be exposed to difficulties in job retention, being even more important for specific populations (e.g., women) or situations (e.g., self-employees). However, it seems that maintaining a professional activity during the treatment care, and afterwards, when it is possible and desired by the employee, contributes to improving the quality of life of people suffering from cancer.
Faced with these challenges, INCa has made a priority of the issue to maintain, access or return to work, when desired. Accompanying a Club of companies “Cancer & Employment” in the implementation of concrete actions – and following INCa’s European Cancer Meetings which produced several recommendations to support research on this topic – the Institute is organizing a Cancer Meeting on the theme of Cancer & Work consisting of: an international scientific conference – Cancer, Work & Employment – November 21 & 22; and a global French public conference, November 23.
Conference format: in-person only conference, in Paris, 21st & 22nd November, with the invitation of keynote speakers and sub-committee times to mobilize the research community to discuss common issues.