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The specific aim of this subgroup on Employment and Financial Issues (EFI) is to improve conditions and rights for the cancer patient in the workplace, by evaluating the current climate of cancer patients in order to provide suggestions on supporting cancer patients in the workplace.

The Chair of this Subgroup is provided by the Danish Cancer Society.

The short ECL report on findings from an ECL employment issues questionnaire surveyed over Summer 2009 is available here.

The report found that two main issues brought to the leagues by cancer patients are:

1. The need for special considerations at the work place when returning to work, and
2. Acceptance and acknowledgement by both the companies and the legal authorities that a cancer disease can last longer than one year.

The most common response from the leagues is to offer information and advice as well as to use advocacy and lobbying strategies in order to improve conditions for cancer sick employees.

The ECL Patient Support Working Group is currently considering how to use these results in an effort directed at the EU.

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