Events Calendar

NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center hosts educational forums on cancer-related topics, including understanding cancer, living with cancer, life after treatment, and preventing cancer.

Events are free, but RSVP is required. Unless where noted, you can register by calling 212-263-2266 or emailing cancerevents@nyumc.org.

Prostate Cancer Today: Know Your Risks and Options

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. This program addresses the risk factors associated with prostate cancer, steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing prostate cancer, the recommended screening guidelines, and the latest treatment advances. Bring your questions to this interactive session.

This session is led by Kelly Kavcsak, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, at Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine and director of diversity in cancer research at Perlmutter Cancer Center. 

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Floor Conference Room 1

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Understanding the Effects of Cancer Treatment on Your Bone Health

Some cancer treatments can lead to bone loss, which can increase the risk of osteoporosis. In this workshop, Brian Golden, MD, an expert in bone health, discusses the causes of bone loss and prevention strategies, and provides screening and treatment recommendations for managing bone loss. He also discusses long-term programs for bone health in cancer survivors.

This session is led by Brian Golden, MD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine (Rheumatology).

Date: Tuesday, September 15
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Breast Cancer in Women of Color

Join NYU Langone experts for a day of empowered learning and sharing for women at risk women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, and the people who care for them.

This session is led by Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine and director of diversity in cancer research at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Saturday, September 19
Time: 9:00AM–12:30PM
Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place, Grand Hall  

The Role of Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer Surveillance

The use of biomarkers as a tool for assessing risk for prostate cancer has transformed the diagnosis and management of the disease. In this lecture, audience members can learn about the role these biomarkers play in active surveillance, a treatment approach in which patients are monitored closely for changes in the progression of their cancer and are tested at regular intervals. A prostate cancer survivor also shares a personal story.

This session is led by Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor in the Departments of Urology and Population Health, and is in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 6:00–7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Alumni Hall A

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic–Film Screening

Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this documentary looks at the lives of five women affected by human papillomavirus (HPV), the widely misunderstood and controversial virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical cancer. Each of these women has an intimate story to tell. After the screening, join us for a panel discussion on the HPV epidemic with NYU Langone experts.

This session is led by Stephanie Blank, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Leslie Boyd, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Wednesday, September 30 
Time: 6:00–8:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Smilow 1st Floor Seminar Room 

Managing Lymphedema Through Rehabilitation

Lymphedema is a buildup of lymph fluid, which can cause swelling anywhere in the body, including the arm, hand, leg, or foot. This condition is most commonly caused by removal of or damage to lymph nodes during treatment for cancer, although some people are born with it. This lecture discusses ways to manage lymphedema through rehabilitation.

This session is led by Amanda J. Palmieri, PT, DPT, senior physical therapist for outpatient physical therapy at Rusk Rehabilitation. 

Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 6:00–7:00PM 
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know

This lecture provides an update on breast cancer prevention, detection, screening, and treatment. A breast cancer survivor shares a personal story.

This session is led by Jo Anne Jaravata, RN, BSN, of the Perlmutter Cancer Center; Stefan Balan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology), Perlmutter Cancer Center and director of oncology at Woodhull Medical Center; and Sandra Fulgencio-Delmonte, patient navigator at Woodhull Medical Center. 

Date: Thursday, October 8  
Time: 12:00–1:30PM 
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Floor Conference Room 1

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Weight, Cancer, and Exercise

How much do daily habits such as diet and exercise affect wellbeing as a cancer survivor? Much more than you might think. It is not always easy to eat the right foods or get in a daily workout. Learn small tips you can incorporate into your daily routine that can have a big impact. Marleen Meyers, MD, discusses the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active and research that shows the benefits.

This session is led by Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology) and director of the Survivorship Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center. 

Date: Tuesday, October 20  
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Prostate Cancer Education Series: Advanced Prostate Cancer  

In this talk, audience members learn about the latest treatments for advanced prostate cancer, as well as cutting-edge research and experimental treatments currently in clinical trials.

This session is led by Arjun Balar, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology), Perlmutter Cancer Center and co-leader of the Genitourinary Cancers Program. 

Date: Tuesday, October 22   
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Health Intelligence from Head to Toe

How well do you understand signs and symptoms of serious illness? Level of education and career path does not matter when it comes to making a decision related to your health. The playing field is even. Knowing what your healthcare provider tells you and knowing what to do about it is essential for good health. This lecture discusses the importance of understanding all health guidelines including cancer guidelines.

This session is led by Deborah Axelrod, MD, FACS, the Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Mark Pochapin, MD, the Scholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology.

Date: Wednesday, November 4 
Time: 6:00–7:30PM 
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Smilow 1st Floor Seminar Room 

Prostate Cancer Education Series: Confronting New Realities–Challenges of Dating Post Prostate Cancer Treatment

This program provides an overview of post-treatment changes that challenge many men with regard to self-esteem and dating. Following is an open discussion of audience member concerns about dating, disclosing or not disclosing, and finding new ways of maintaining the pleasure of intimacy with a partner.

This session is led by Richard Dickens, LCSW, OSW-C, social work supervisor, Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Bill McDermott, LCSW, OSW-C, Social Work Supervisor, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121 

Neurofibromatosis Forum

Physicians, neuropsychologists, and nurses who care for patients at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center provide updates on current management recommendations and available clinical trials for individuals and their caregivers living with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Patients, families, and caregivers also receive practical advice on NF issues that they face on a daily basis. 

The forum features a combined NF1 and NF2 morning session, followed by afternoon breakout sessions on either NF1 or NF2. Some of the topics include updates on current clinical trials; social and emotional aspects of NF; neurocognitive functioning; pain management; and genetics and family planning. There is a Q&A session guided by submitted questions at the forum’s conclusion. There is no cost to attend the forum, and lunch and beverages are provided thanks to a generous grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Date:  Sunday, November 15
Time: 9:30AM–3:30PM 
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Smilow 1st Floor Seminar Room 

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

For some, the holidays can be a depressing time. Feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anger can intensify when contrasted with the joy expected of the holidays. This lecture discusses ways of coping with the holiday blues, managing expectations, making the most of the season, and relaxation tips.

This session is led by Asher Aladjem, MD, clinical associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Population Health, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, November 17  
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Update on Lung Cancer

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, this program addresses the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance also highlights progress in lung cancer advocacy, and a lung cancer survivor shares a personal story. Lunch is provided after the program.

This session is led by Derek Mason, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiology, Perlmutter Cancer Center; Harvey Pass, MD, the Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Department of Surgery, and chief of the Division of Thoracic Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center; Abraham Chachoua, MD, the Jay and Isabel Fine Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine, professor in the Department of Urology, and associate director of Cancer Services, Perlmutter Cancer Center; Donna Shelley, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine, Perlmutter Cancer Center; Chris Davis, manager of media relations for the Lung Cancer Alliance; and Gabby Geier, communications manager for the Lung Cancer Alliance

Survivor story led by Janine Martino, LCSW-R, the Stephen E. Banner Fund Social Worker at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 11:00AM–1:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Farkas Auditorium 

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic–Film Screening

Narrated by Vanessa Williams, this documentary looks at the lives of five women affected by human papillomavirus (HPV), the widely misunderstood and controversial virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical cancer. Each of these women has an intimate story to tell. After the screening, join us for a panel discussion on the HPV epidemic with NYU Langone experts.

This session is led by Stefan Balan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology), Perlmutter Cancer Center, and director of oncology at Woodhull Medical Center.

Date: Thursday, November 19  
Time: 12:00–2:00PM
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Floor Auditorium   

To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771. Lunch is provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with the Office of Business Affairs at Woodhull Medical Center North Brooklyn Health Network.

Health Intelligence from Head to Toe

How well do you understand signs and symptoms of serious illness? Level of education and career path does not matter when it comes to making a decision related to your health. The playing field is even. Knowing what your healthcare provider tells you and knowing what to do about it is essential for good health. This lecture discusses the importance of understanding all health guidelines including cancer guidelines.

This session is led by Stefan Balan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology), Perlmutter Cancer Center, and director of oncology at Woodhull Medical Center; and Edward Fishkin, MD, medical director of Woodhull Medical Center. 

Date: Thursday, December 3  
Time: 12:00–1:30PM 
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Floor Conference Room 1

To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771. Lunch is provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with the Office of Business Affairs at Woodhull Medical Center North Brooklyn Health Network.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Expression Through Art

Expressing yourself artistically offers a variety of benefits, including relief from anxiety, distraction from pain, respite from boredom, and a safe outlet for emotions. In this workshop, you can express yourself by creating a piece of your own artwork.

This session is led by Robin Glazer, director of the Creative Center, Arts in Healthcare.

Date: Tuesday, December 15  
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121