Cancer is by far the most common cause for work-related deaths: according to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), over half (52%) of all work-related deaths in the EU are caused by work-related cancer. However, this phenomenon is given far too little attention in the public debate. In particular, the issue of women who have been affected by work-related cancers has so far received too little attention. In order to draw awerness to the urgent need for action, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) dedicated a two-day conference in December to cover this important matter.