UHLC Professor Roberts addresses patient rights at Yale cancer conference 

UHLC Professor Roberts addresses patient rights at Yale cancer conference   

Feb. 9, 2018 — University of Houston Law Center Associate Professor Jessica L. Roberts participated today in a panel discussion on cancer policy at a conference hosted by Yale University.

Roberts, George Butler Research Professor of Law and director of the Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute, spoke about the rights of cancer patients who participate in research.

The two-day conference titled, "The Policy, Politics & Law of Cancer," brought together leading figures in cancer care, research, regulation and policymaking to assess the current state of cancer policy and discuss ways in which law can influence its development.  Panels discussed how cancer research and treatment, drug development, pricing, insurance and other areas are affected both inside and outside Washington, D.C.

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