CLRC Miscellaneous Publication List

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Caregiver Rights (2016)

This publication covers laws and resources that provide protection or assistance to people who are caregivers for people with cancer. (Text version here)

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Children & Young Adults and Cancer (2016)

This publication includes resources for children and young adults who are coping with their own cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis of a parent or loved one.  It includes resources on support, transplants, camps/retreats/wishes, and financial assistance/scholarship programs. (Text version here)

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Clinical Trials (2017)

This publication provides information about clinical trials, including a basic overview of what trials are, how they are funded, costs associated with participating, insurance coverage and clinical trials, and resources for locating trials. (Text version here)

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Immigration - Travel to the US for treatment (2017)

This handout gives a general overview of the process for bringing someone to the United States for medical treatment, as well as immigration resources.

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Jóvenes y el cáncer (2017)

Este instructivo incluye recursos para los niños y adultos jóvenes con cancer.  Incluye organizaciones nacionales para el apoyo, sitios web para niños, organizaciones de trasplantes, campamentos/retiros/deseos, y asistencia financieras/becas.

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Medical Marijuana (2017)

This handout gives an overview of medical marijuana, including uses, access, and how medical marijuana is treated under state and federal law.

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Product Liability and Toxic Torts (2017)

This handout answers many basic questions that come up about cancer causing chemicals, known as carcinogens, and how to hold someone else responsible if you believe that someone else—such as a corporation, employer, or drug manufacturer—is responsible for your exposure to carcinogens.  

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California Recreational Marijuana (2018)

This handout gives an overview of medical and recreational marijuana in the State of California.

CLRC WEBINARS

CLRC webinars and recorded presentations are free and open to cancer patients and their families, survivors, caregivers, health care professionals and others coping with cancer.

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about Medical Marijuana and Have Been Too Afraid to Ask (2018)

Although still currently illegal under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana has become increasingly popular for medical use in many states across the country. This webinar will cover the history of medical marijuana, an overview of state and federal laws covering marijuana use and possession, and will address common questions and concerns voiced by people with cancer who try to obtain/use medical marijuana. Watch here.

What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials (2018)

Clinical trials are a very important part of developing new cancer treatments and improving the quality of life for people living with cancer. Watch this webinar to learn more about clinical trials basics, insurance coverage for trials, and information about how to locate trials you may be eligible for. Watch here.

Quality of Life: Palliative Care and End of Life Treatment Options (2018)

Too often, people coping with a cancer diagnosis are living with unmanaged pain, or are unaware of their rights to hospice or other care at the end of their lives. This webinar will discuss palliative care options (including pain management), hospice, patients’ rights and end of life treatment options, including aid in dying. To watch a recording, click here.

Clinical Trials (2015)

This webinar gives an overview of clinical trials: what they are, why clinical trials are important, insurance coverage of clinical trials, and resources to locate trials you may be eligible for. Click here to view.

Five Legal Tips for Caregivers (2016)

Find out what your rights are under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the federal law that provides caregivers with options for taking time off work, and learn about additional protections available under state law, and about other issues involving caregivers, such as SS survivor benefits, probate, and advanced healthcare directives.  To watch a recording, click here.