Region 6: Life after Cancer - Medical Practitioners' Survey of Cancer Survivor Employment

The main purpose of this survey is to collect information from medical staff who provide nonmedical information and assistance to cancer patients to gather data on 1) the scope of and type of information they are providing; 2) what information gaps may exist; and 3) staff perceptions of employment-related barriers their patients are experiencing. Staff (N=86) from MD Anderson and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System who provide non-medical care to cancer survivors were recruited to take the survey in summer and Fall 2012. Data analysis is underway.  These data will be used, in combination with data collection from cancer survivors, to inform development of a training module for staff at these institutions on the topic of cancer and employment-related issues, including ADA protections. The module will be vetted by members of the National Cancer Legal Services Network (see, of which the SW ADA Center is a member. The work is being conducted in partnership with SEDL, and researchers at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and MD Anderson Cancer Center. For more information, contact