The Intersection of Oncology Care and Worker Well-Being

Primary Objective

Longitudinally assess the employment, financial, and well-being impact of a new solid tumor cancer diagnosis on employed individuals treated in a community- and academic-based oncology practice settings. We will interview employed patients over a 12-month period within 2 months of the start of infusion or oral therapy or radiation to determine the workplace factors that influence labor supply and worker well-being.

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You may be eligible for a research study being conducted at the University of Colorado if you are being treated for cancer and were employed when diagnosed. The WeCanWork research study at the University of Colorado Cancer Center is investigating how a new cancer diagnosis impacts work, finances, and general well-being for employed people undergoing treatment. The research team hopes to find ways to lessen the negative impact of cancer on employment by focusing on working patients. Jobs and finances are big concerns for patients and their families. By participating in this research study, you will help us find better ways to support working cancer survivors through their care journeys. The study team is asking patients to take two surveys in clinic or online. If you choose to participate, participation will not cost you anything, and you may be paid for your time. You will not have to travel or make extra in-person trips to the clinic - this study can be done remotely. The research study number is 21-4158 and the Principal Investigator is Cathy Bradley, Ph.D. Questions? Email: | Call: (303) 724-6570




You must be: • 21 to 70 years of age • Employed (10+ hours/week at diagnosis) • Within 2 months of starting treatment

Type of Study

Health Services Research


Grandview Hospital
Greeley Campus
Harmony Campus
Medical Center of the Rockies
Memorial Hospital Central
Memorial Hospital North
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital
Poudre Valley Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital
Yampa Valley Medical Center

Principal Investigator
Photograph of Cathy Bradley,  PhD, MPA

Cathy Bradley, PhD, MPA

Study ID

Protocol Number: 21-4139

More information available at NCT05250284


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