“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
Friday, June 14, 2013
Cancer and Careers – National Conference on Work and Cancer
This free conference explores the challenges working people face — job search, health insurance, legal issues, working through treatment, job re-entry and more — as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment.
Location: The Graduate Center at CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York City 10016
Click here to register.
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.