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 filling out our registration form, by calling 212-263-2266, or emailing

Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. With screening and early detection, this is one cancer that is highly curable and often preventable. This lecture discusses who is at risk for colon cancer, who should be screened and when, and what screening options are available.

Session is moderated by Mark B. Pochapin, MD, the Sholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology. Roma Torre, NY1 Mid-Day Anchor/Chief Theatre Critic and Colon Cancer Survivor, will be the keynote speaker. Additional insights about screening and the role of family history will be provided by our experts Seth A. Gross, MD, associate professor of medicine and section chief of Gastroenterology, Tisch Hospital and Julia A. Smith, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor of medicine and clinical director of the Cancer Screening Program, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Monday, March 2 
Time: 5:30–7:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Farkas Auditorium

Webinar: Reconstructive Surgery Options for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast reconstruction can help restore the look and feel of the breast after mastectomy. Learn the facts about the many surgical options available.

This online session is led by Deborah Axelrod, MD, FACS, the John and Elaine Kanas Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, and Jaime Levine, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery. 

Date: Friday, March 6 
Time: 1:00–2:00PM

Online registration is available. This program is in collaboration with SHARE: Self-Help for Women.  

Understanding Your Risk of Developing a Second Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology reports that second cancer occurrence represents 19 percent of all new cancer diagnoses. This lecture looks at pediatric and adult cancers, strategies to reduce a recurrence, and how a second cancer is treated differently. Survivors share their stories.

The session is led by Sharon Gardner, MD, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, from the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 6:00–7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Alumni Hall B 

Colorectal Cancer Risk Reduction: The Importance of Early Detection

Early detection is key for preventing colorectal cancer. Join us for a discussion on different screening options available, the importance of understanding your risk, and understanding the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer.

The session is led by Stefan Balan, MD, medical director, hematology and oncology at Woodhull Medical Center, and Harry A. Winters, MD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology of Woodhull Medical Center North Brooklyn Health Network. 

This event is held in collaboration with the Office of Business Affairs at Woodhull Medical Center North Brooklyn Health Network. Lunch is provided after the program.

Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 3rd Floor, Conference Room #1, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY (At the intersection of Broadway and Flushing Avenue)

To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-8640.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: You Can Run All Over Town, but Can You Eat Healthy on the Run? 

As a New Yorker on the run, you know the pitfalls of eating on the go: “grande” morning coffee drinks, pizza by the slice, and supersized bagels. No matter the length of your commute or workday, you can eat healthy on the run. Learn how to snack healthy, avoid calorie disasters, and make restaurant deliveries work for you.

The session is hosted by Amanda Buthmann, MS, RD, senior dietitian and wellness coordinator for the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

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

Healthy Eating While Facing Prostate Cancer

Eating and staying healthy are important during and after treatment. This lecture discusses foods that are good for you, tips for making healthy decisions, and the benefits of a healthy diet.

Date: Thursday, March 26
Time: 5:30PM–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121