Supporting prostate cancer research

Cancer Survivors and Successful Return to Work – The Role of Job- and Organisational-Level Resources

Professor Victoria White, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria

Summary of project

Returning to work after cancer:  what can employers do to help?

How can workplaces best help their employees with cancer return to work after treatment? What are the key factors that help or hinder this process?

Researchers at Deakin University are interested in finding the answers to these questions, to help support survivors and workplaces during this period.

Researchers at Deakin University are undertaking a research project to examine how job and workplace factors help or hinder people returning to work after a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The study involves completing an online survey asking about different work-related factors (e.g. HR policies, communication, colleague support) at the time of diagnosis and on returning to work.  The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete.

Ethics approval has been granted by the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are aged over 18
  • Have been diagnosed with cancer in the past 5 years
  • Were working as a paid employee when you were diagnosed

How to access the survey.

The link to the questionnaire and study information can be found here:

For more information please contact:

Professor Victoria White


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