We have recently added another valuable survivorship resource to our Influential Publications, strengthening the evidence base for our advocacy efforts on behalf of all individuals impacted by cancer. “The Law of Intended Consequences: Did the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act Make It Easier for Cancer Survivors to Prove Disability Status?” (reprinted from the New York University Annual Survey of American Law, Vol. 68, Issue 4, 2014) addresses critical questions related to the impact and interpretation of the ADA and disability status for cancer survivors. The article was authored by NCCS founding chair Barbara Hoffman.
Barbara Hoffman, J.D., is a member of the legal research and writing faculty of Rutgers School of Law — Newark. She is the author of numerous book chapters, articles, Web content and consumer booklets on the legal rights of cancer survivors and the editor of A Cancer Survivor’s Almanac: Charting Your Journey, John Wiley & Sons (3d ed. 2004).
Since the early 1980s, Professor Hoffman has advocated for the rights of cancer survivors and individuals with disabilities. She has spoken at more than 100 conferences and programs about cancer survivorship. She has served as a consultant to the National Cancer Institute, comprehensive cancer centers, nonprofit organizations and websites. Professor Hoffman was an area specialist to the Cancer Survival Toolbox, and authored the NCCS resource “Working It Out: Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor.”