Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 681–684 | Cite as

Employer’s management of employees affected by cancer

  • Z. AmirEmail author
  • A. Popa
  • S. Tamminga
  • D. Yagil
  • F. Munir
  • A. de Boer


Return to work (RTW) following treatment can be problematic for cancer survivors. Although some people affected by cancer are able to continue working, a greater proportion of these survivors end up unemployed, retire early or change jobs than those without a diagnosis of cancer [1]. One of the reasons for not returning to work is the lack of understanding and support from employers and supervisors [2]. Currently, it is not clear what factors are likely to influence the employer’s management of employees recovering from cancer. This article reports the outcome from a review of the published literature on factors related to the current employer management of employed cancer survivors.


We conducted an in-depth review (scientific literature from 1980 to 2016) and used the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence evidence-based systematic review guidelines [3]. Articles were identified using PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Science Direct, Embase,...


Return to work Cancer survivors Employee Employer 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

We allow the Journal to review the data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health SciencesSalford UniversityGreater ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Journalism Public RelationsSibiu UniversitySibiuRomania
  3. 3.Coronel Institute of Occupational HealthAMCAmsterdamNetherlands
  4. 4.Department of Human ServicesUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  5. 5.School of Sport, Exercise & Health SciencesLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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