About the Economic Burden Study
The economic analyses for the Burden of Occupational Cancer study were led by the Institute for Work & Health. The analyses look at healthcare costs, productivity and output costs, and quality of life costs at a societal level. The economic estimates represent the total lifetime costs of newly diagnosed cancers in the year 2011.
The results provide an economic argument for investing in prevention. The economic burden of each cancer case goes beyond the cost of treatment, impacting individuals and families, workplaces, and society.
Economic Burden Resources
- Jung YL, Tompa E, Longo C, Kalcevich C, Kim J, Song C, Demers P. The Economic Burden of Bladder Cancer due to Occupational Exposure. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Mar;60(3):217-225.
- Mofidi A, Tompa E, Spencer J, Kalcevich C, Peters CE, Kim J, Song C, Mortazavi S, Demers PA.The Economic Burden of Occupational Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Due to Solar Radiation. J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Jun;15(6):481-491.
- Tompa E, Kalcevich C, McLeod C, Lebeau M, Song C, McLeod K, Kim J, Demers PA. The Economic Burden of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Due to Occupational and Para-Occupational Asbestos Exposure. Occup Environ Med 2017 Nov;74(11):816-822.