A recent article (April 2017) by Dr. Christopher Longo (PSAFE study National Investigator) in the Kitchener Post that highlights the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/opinion-story/7242296-cancer-patients-face-high-out-of-pocket-expenses/. This article has also appeared in the Hamilton Spectator.
Are you currently receiving treatment for breast, lung, prostate, or colorectal cancer?
We would like to understand how your cancer has affected your personal finances.
The P-SAFE study is investigating the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis for patients and their families. This includes not just the medical expenses, but other household related expenses, the impact on ability to work for patients and their caregivers, and whether private or employer insurance is providing any additional support. With a national focus we hope to learn how provinces differ, and identify some best practices to inform governments on how to minimize some of these financial burdens for families.
- Your participation in this study includes completing a 20 minute survey and if able up to two follow up surveys.
- Why should you participate in this study? We hope this research will influence government policy to reduce the financial burden for cancer patients and their families.
Dr. Christopher Longo (email@example.com)
905-525-9140 ext. 23896
Please contact us at PSAFE@mcmaster.ca or 1-855-524-1933 for more information