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 cancerevents@nyumc.org.

Skin Cancer: Protection and Treatment 

This program is presented in recognition of National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Learn the latest about skin cancer detection and treatment, the steps you can take to reduce your risk, surgical management of melanoma, the current trends in melanoma treatment, and listen to a survivor’s personal story. A healthy lunch is provided after the program. 

This session is led by: Russell Berman, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Perlmutter Cancer Center; Elizabeth Hale, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology; Anna Pavlick, DO, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, and Associate Professor, The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Deborah Koeppel, LCSW-R, Survivor Story Moderator, Senior Social Worker, Supportive Services Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, April 14
Time: 11:00AM–1:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Farkas Auditorium 

Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Join us for this free screening. Studies show that oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is linked to head and neck cancer regardless of two other known risk factors: heavy tobacco and alcohol use. Using a visual inspection of the area, this screening focuses on detecting cancers of the head, neck, and throat. Anyone age 18 or over is welcome to attend. 

No appointment is necessary. Arrive no earlier than 4:30PM and no later than 7:30PM to ensure that you are seen. For screening information only, please call 212-263-2266. This event is co-sponsored by the Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology and the Department of Otolaryngology.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 5:00–8:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Let’s Talk About Sex

If you have been treated for cancer, chances are you have experienced major changes in your body—changes that can affect your self-image, your sexuality, and your relationships. Whatever your gender, sexual orientation, or relationship status, bring your issues to this confidential forum with Ursula Ofman, an expert on human sexuality.

This session is moderated by Ursula Ofman, PsyD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry.

Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Prostate Cancer Education Series: The Genetics of Prostate Cancer 

How do changes in our genes lead to cancer? This lecture discusses familial risk factors for prostate cancer, ways to manage your risk, available screening tests, research, and how to find a genetic counselor.

This session is moderated by Rachelle Chambers, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121 

Community Voices 

The Center for Elimination of Cancer Disparities (CECD) Community Advisory Board is holding a town hall discussion regarding how the challenges that face various communities may contribute to cancer disparities. It is important to understand who you are and how that affects your risk for cancer, chances of early detection, and response to treatment. Learn from community leaders what they identify as priorities for addressing cancer disparities and potential areas for research and outreach.

This session is moderated by Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine, and Director, Diversity in Cancer Research, Perlmutter Cancer Center. 

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 4:00–6:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Alumni Hall B

Update on Skin Cancer and Melanoma 

Learn about the link between the sun’s rays and cancer, what you can do to help protect yourself, and how to spot skin changes that may require medical attention. Discussion topics include updates on melanoma research and why the color of your skin can put you at increased risk.

This session is moderated by Nada Elbuluk, MD, Assistant Professor, The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology. 

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, at the intersection of Broadway and Flushing Avenue

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

Healthy Living after a Cancer Diagnosis 

Join us for a lecture on living well during diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Discussion topics include diet and exercise, survivorship issues, and fertility.

This session is moderated by: Miriam Alli, MD, RD, CDN, Bellevue Hospital Cancer Center; Hilary Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Yelena Novik, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Hematology and Medical Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Deputy Director, Bellevue Hospital Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 12:00–1:30PM 
Location: Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue at 27th Street, Saul Farber Auditorium 

Skin Cancer Screening 

Join us for this free skin cancer screening, offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology, to help you stay healthy as summer approaches. We especially encourage people to attend if they have a changing mole or a previous history of melanoma, are over age 50 (especially men), or do not have a regular dermatologist. These individuals may be at a particularly high risk for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. This event is co-sponsored by The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology. 

All are welcome and no appointment is necessary. Arrive no earlier than 1PM and no later than 4:30PM to ensure that you are seen. For screening information only, please call 212-263-2627.

Date: Thursday, May 7 
Time: 1:30–5:00PM 
Location: Ambulatory Cancer Center at NYU Langone, 240 East 38th Street between Second and Third Avenues 

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer 

Come and bring your questions with you—our panel of breast cancer experts can tell you what you need to know about prevention, screening, and managing breast cancer.

This session is moderated by Tu Tu Aung-Hilman, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine. 

Date: Tuesday, May 12
Time: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, at the intersection of Broadway and Flushing Avenue

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: Acupressure: The Original Power Points!  

Did you know that there are specific points on your body that can be used to manage headaches, nausea, fatigue, and anxiety? Traditional Chinese medicine, developed over the course of several thousand years, uses a technique called acupressure to alleviate these symptoms. In this interactive workshop, Ryan Smith, a licensed acupuncturist, takes you on a tour of these key spots on a “map” of the body.

This session is moderated by Ryan Smith, LAc, Integrative Health Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center. 

Date: Tuesday, May 19 
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Prostate Cancer Education Series: Supportive Oncology 

Cancer can affect every area of your life, from your physical and mental wellbeing to your job and recreational activities to your family and friends. This lecture addresses how supportive oncology can help reduce the physical and emotional burdens of the disease through pain and symptom management, counseling, and the use of complementary therapies.

This session is moderated by Gary Shelton, DNP, NP, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, May 28 
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

The Faces of Cancer 

In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day, join us at this event to celebrate life after a cancer diagnosis. A panel of cancer survivors representing a range of ages and diagnoses tell their stories and share their experiences. This special event also touches on the unique needs and issues of survivors. 

This session is moderated by Deborah Axelrod, MD, FACS, The Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

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

Updates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2015 Meeting 

Join us at this professional symposium for a discussion and presentation of the latest findings, including prevention strategies, diagnosis, treatment, research, and survivorship.

This session is moderated by: Francisco Esteva, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Michael Grossbard, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Wednesday, June 10
Time: 6:00–7:30PM 
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Smilow 1st Floor Seminar Room 

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Just Breathe  

In this workshop, Felicia Newsome, a licensed massage therapist, demystifies the practice of meditation—breathing with awareness—and gives you some simple tools to get started.

This session is moderated by Felicia Newsome, LMT, Integrative Health Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, June 16 
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121

Prostate Cancer Education Series: Prostate Health Index (PHI) and Updates in Cancer Screening 

A promising new blood test known as the Prostate Health Index (PHI) has recently been approved for use in the detection of prostate cancer. This lecture discusses the scientific evidence on this new test and other recommendations for prostate cancer screening.

This session is moderated by Stacy Loeb, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health.

Date: Thursday, June 25
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121 

Annual Living with Cancer Conference: Confronting the Challenge 

NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center is hosting this conference to benefit people living with cancer, their families, partners, caregivers, friends, and healthcare professionals. The conference is free of charge and offers information and practical tips for confronting the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer. 

This program is presented in collaboration with: the American Cancer Society, Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Calvary Hospital, CancerCare, the Breast Examination Center of Harlem, the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System Oncology Program, FindCancerServices, Gilda’s Club New York City, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society—New York City Chapter, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care. 

Pre-registration is required and early registration is suggested due to limited space. For more information or to register, please call 212-712-8368. 

Date: Sunday, July 12
Time: 9:15AM–3:00PM 
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Farkas Auditorium