Tags: Cancer

New cancer detection early evidence backs opportunity for employers to support smokers

Early results from the largest ever randomised trial for lung cancer have provided new evidence of the value of employer-led testing to both save lives and reduce healthcare costs. The initial results from a study by NHS Scotland ECLS of 10,000 high-risk smokers demonstrate a higher than expected cancer detection rate (sensitivity) of 81 percent,…

Professor Gordon Wishart: How cancer will affect your business – and what you can do about it

Cancer is predicted to affect one in two people at some point in their lifetime by 2020, which means a significant likelihood that it will impact upon employees and businesses. Dr Gordon Wishart explains how to deal with the implications for your workforce.

IntaPeople kick-starts ‘20 for 20’ charity drive with ‘St David’s Day Dangle’ for Teenage Cancer

Cardiff-based specialist recruitment company launches year-long charity campaign to mark 20 years in business. While many were enjoying festivities in traditional fashion, this St David’s Day saw a team of brave IntaPeople recruitment consultants abseiling 177-feet from Newport Transporter Bridge for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Forming part of Jeff Smith’s Everest at Fifty challenge, which aims to…

High-cost cancer claims impacting on corporate healthcare schemes

Following the release of the updated cancer survival rates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), employers should be looking to update their current stance on cancer care and delivery by giving consideration to developing bespoke treatment pathways, according to Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company. The consultancy, which advises companies on health and risk…

One in five people with cancer want more from their employer

New research reveals almost one in five people with cancer who were employed full-time at the time of diagnosis (19%) felt their employer could do more to understand their needs and circumstances. The key is better communication with almost one in five again saying they were dissatisfied with the frequency of communication from their employer following…

Researchers say stress at work unlikely to cause cancer

A major analysis of existing data has suggested that although stress at work is not good for employee health, it is unlikely to increase the risk of developing cancer. A review, published in the British Medical Journal, brought together 12 European studies looking at how “job strain” affected rates of cancer in 116,056 men and…

Leading clinicians support launch of innovative early detection programmes for prostate and lung cancer at work

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in the UK. ProstateHealth UK has secured rights to a new cancer specific biomarker, human glandular kallikrein 2 (hK2) which, when used with a combination of total, free and intact Prostate Specific Antigen (iPSA), has been shown in studies to considerably reduce the number of unnecessary…

New toolkit helps employers support people with cancer at work

Employers can benefit from a new resource launched today by leading cancer charity. The Essential Work and Cancer Toolkit, has been produced to help employers support people with cancer, and their carers, in the workplace, and features an employer’s guide produced in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The toolkit will…