“Making legal services available to people with cancer is an essential part of holistic patient treatment.”
Kerry Rodabaugh, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
“Cancer legal advocacy programs are an essential resource for patient navigators in eliminating barriers to timely screening and diagnosis of cancer, cancer treatment, and supportive care.”
Harold P. Freeman, MD, Founder & President/CEO of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute
“All cancer patients should have access to a service like this.”
Deborah Koeppel, a Senior Social Worker at New York University Clinical Cancer Center
The Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina and Duke law schools, the cancer centers at the two universities, as well as the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys. Through the program, law students assist pro bono attorneys in working with patients on advance directives, [...]View profile »
Click here for a full list of upcoming events for cancer patients, friends and family of patients, providers, and/or attorneys throughout the United States.
Featured Upcoming Event
June 23, 2017, Friday
Cancer and Careers’ National Conference on Work & Cancer
The free, daylong event explores the issues faced by working people who are trying to balance their cancer treatment & recovery with employment.
The conference is open to patients, survivors, healthcare professionals, caregivers, employers and anyone else touched by cancer.
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
For more details or to register, please visit: Cancer and Careers’ National Conference on Work & Cancer
Who We Are The NCLSN promotes increased availability of free legal services programs so that people affected by cancer may focus on medical care and their quality of life. Why Legal Services? Cancer survivors face devastating legal and economic consequences. Legal services programs assist with insurance disputes, public benefits, housing, employment issues, future care and custody planning, immigration, and advance directives. Read more about the legal issues that cancer patients face and the impact of the NCLSN's work in our publication, The Cancer Cliff.