Innovative program supports employees and managers

An innovative low-cost, high-impact employee benefit program that supports both employees and their managers.

Managing Cancer at Work

At some point in our lives, most of us have been touched by cancer. Be it yourself, a parent, spouse, child or co-worker, coping with the spiritual, emotional and fiscal toll of the fight against cancer can be daunting. In the U.S. alone, there are currently over 14 million cancer survivors and by 2020 there will be another 18 million. The numbers are staggering; 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will face a potentially life-threatening cancer in their future, and many of us  will do so while on the job,  hoping that  life can remain as normal as possible as  we or a loved one goes through treatment. And for many cancer patients, normalcy means the comforting routine of continuing on the job

However, many employees who could work during their treatment often do not because they lack support in the workplace. In addition, caregivers of cancer patients may see their own work negatively affected and their lives changed just as profoundly and drastically as the cancer patients themselves. Patients and caregivers also use substantial amounts of leave, both sick and vacation time; absences which are costly and difficult for their employers to manage.

Managing Cancer at Work™ offers a unique solution to this complex problem by providing a low-cost, high-impact employee benefit program for organizations  to help employees prevent cancer, recognize the diseases’ early warning signs and better understand and manage cancer treatment once diagnosed. This multi-faceted approach keeps employees engaged and informed, while helping them feel supported. Managing Cancer at Work™ is grounded in best practices developed at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and combines personalized nurse navigation with a unique online education portal, making it distinct and singularly effective in the marketplace.

  • Personalized online information portal
  • Johns Hopkins cancer nurse navigator to guide employees
  • Supervisor’s and manager’s toolkit
  • A unique online educational portal developed by The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
  • Promotion of cancer screening, education, and early detection programs
  • Caregiver support for those caring for loved ones with cancer

Learn more about how Managing Cancer at Work can benefit your organization by visiting the website.

Learn About The Program Innovators

Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. – Director of Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs
Associate professor of surgery, gynecology and oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and University Distinguished Service Associate Professor of Breast CancerMrs. Shockney is the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and also the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship programs. She is a 20+ year breast cancer survivor, extensively published in the field of breast cancer survivorship, navigation, patient advocacy, and general cancer survivorship.

Terry Langbaum, MHS — Chief Administrative Officer, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Since 2001, Ms. Langbaum has served as the chief administrative officer of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. In this service line role, she is charged with planning and managing cancer programming across departmental lines and institutional entities, including five hospitals and several ambulatory sites. She works with Mrs. Shockney on survivorship programming. She also is helping develop a “Cancer and the Workplace” program, as well as other programming for survivors.

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