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United for cancer-free workplaces: time for action


European Week Against Cancer (EWAC) takes place between 25 and 31 May to mobilise governments, organisations and individuals in the fight against cancer.

This year, we join voices with the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) to bring the focus on the implementation of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan. This EU approach to cancer prevention, treatment and care also acknowledges the incidence of work-related cancer and the importance of return to work protocols for patients, survivors and society.

Let’s break down the barriers around cancer and work! is one of the EWAC initiatives, a webinar on 30 May to stimulate a policy dialogue with the contribution of EU-OSHA. The aim is to raise awareness about the impact of cancer in the workplace and suggest concrete actions and recommendations for improving communication between employers and employees when it comes to cancer at work.

Join the European Week Against Cancer 2022. The time for action is now !

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Learn more about work-related cancer, the worker’s exposure survey on cancer risk factors in Europe and the roadmap on carcinogens