The EMPCAN study: protocol of a population-based cohort study on the evolution of the socio-economic position of workers with cancer

Last updated on 4-10-2023 by Marie Malingreau

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Background: The improvements in cancer control led to an increase in the number of cancer survivors, notably, in the working age population (16–64 years). There is a strong need to assess and understand their reintegration on the labour market, which underlines and ensures their social integration and quality of life. The objectives of the EMPCAN study is therefore to measure the scale of return-to-work after cancer and to identify the determining factors, allowing for the implementation of an adequate socio-professional support. Methods: We requested data from the Belgian Cancer Regis…

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