Be the Boss Over Cancer

Welcome to the Cancer and Careers Newsfeed, your source for recent news and research on all issues related to work and cancer.

  • News

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    Our career coach, Julie Jansen, was featured in this month's issue of Coping With Cancer. In this article, Jansen assures job-seekers that if you are qualified for a job, an employer cannot refuse to hire you simply because you have cancer. She also offers advice for cancer survivors for improving your resume and preparing for interviews.

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  • The Issue

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    1.66 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. As of 2014, there are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US. With the number of survivors continuously growing, there is an increasing need for resources and support to help them get back to everyday life and work after diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Research

    A recent study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that people diagnosed with cancer in their teenage years are less likely to have college degrees, to work full time, to be married or to live independently – even years after they are diagnosed – when compared with their siblings.

    A recent study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that people diagnosed with cancer in their teenage years are less likely to have college degrees, to work full time, to be married or to live independently – even years after they are diagnosed – when compared with their siblings.

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  • Multimedia

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    The Cancer Support Community's radio show, "Frankly Speaking About Cancer," recently did a piece on balancing work and cancer, featuring Rebecca Nellis, VP of Programs & Strategy at Cancer and Careers, and Monica Bryant, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney and COO of Triage Cancer.

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