Perlmutter Cancer Center Educational Events

The topic of cancer can feel overwhelming to anyone affected by it. It’s important to get helpful information from a reliable source about cancer, treatments, and how to cope.

That’s why we host educational forums on cancer-related topics, including understanding cancer, preventing cancer, living with cancer, and life after treatment. Some of our programs are tailored to patients and caregivers, and others are geared toward members of the general public who have not yet been affected by cancer.

Our educational events at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center provide valuable information about steps you can take to reduce the risk of cancer and how to recognize cancer signs and symptoms.

Our cancer education series offers lectures, panel discussions, and presentations by cancer specialists, healthcare professionals, and survivors, who share the newest information on diagnosis, treatment options, research, and resources.

Our survivorship learning series focuses on the unique issues related to living with cancer and life after treatment.

For more information about upcoming events, call 212-263-2266, or email cancerevents@nyumc.org.

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Breast Cancer in Women of Color

Join NYU Langone experts for a morning of empowered learning and sharing for women of color at risk or previously diagnosed and the people who care for them. Key topics to be addressed are genetics, survivorship, legal rights, supportive services, screening, triple-negative breast cancer, and more.

This session is led by Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Department of Surgery; Francisco Esteva, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology; Jiyon Lee, MD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Radiology; Marleen Meyers, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology; certified genetic counselor Rachelle Chambers, MS, CGC; registered dietitian Edelina Bustamante, MS, RD, CDN; Anita McFarlane, MPH, senior program manager of the Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program; Margaret Cheng, MSN, WHNP-BC, clinical coordinator of the Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program; Debra Wolf, JD, supervising attorney at LegalHealth, a division of the New York Legal Assistance Group; and cancer survivor Beatrice W. Welters.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-12:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Chemo Brain and Coping with Cognitive Changes After Treatment

The term “chemo brain” has come to refer to chemotherapy-associated changes in memory, attention, concentration, and ability to perform various mental tasks. Join Marleen Meyers, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and director of the Survivorship Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center, for a discussion on tools to help you manage the effects of chemo brain, keep these effects from interfering with your ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, and stay on top of your life. This event is part of our Cancer Survivorship Learning Series.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Spirituality and Healing

Join Rita Sherman, chaplain in the Department of Pastoral Care at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, for insight into ways that spiritual care can assist you in embracing hope and easing the cancer journey. Simple techniques that you can do at home, such as yoga and meditation, are demonstrated.

Lunch is provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium, Brooklyn
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771.

Spotlight on Prostate Cancer: Screening and Groundbreaking Research

Prostate cancer screening has been the subject of much controversy in recent years. In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, join our experts to discuss the pros and cons of screening and treatment. The latest findings in research and cutting-edge cancer care are also presented.

This session is led by Arjun Balar, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and director of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center; Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor in the departments of Urology and Population Health; and David Wise, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Medicine and Urology.

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Healthcare Reform: What Is Ahead? (Canceled)

Many of us are wondering what effect the current administration will have on healthcare. Andrew Rubin, vice president for clinical affairs and ambulatory care at NYU Langone, answers this question in a lecture that explore the impact individuals, communities, and health providers might expect during the next few years. This session is moderated by Deborah Axelrod, MD, professor and director of clinical breast surgery and community education in the Department of Surgery.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Smilow First Floor Seminar Room

Understanding Your Healthcare Team: Internist vs. Oncologist

You have completed your cancer treatment. Now what? Join Caren Behar, MD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation and director of clinical operations at the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health, and Yelena Novik, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology for a better understanding of the roles of the members of your healthcare team and who will follow you going forward. This event is part of our Cancer Survivorship Learning Series.

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Breast Cancer: Controversies in Screening

Breast cancer screening has been a subject of debate over the years. Join Jiyon Lee, MD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Radiology, and Neftali Perez, community health representative and patient navigator at the Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program, to discuss breast cancer risk factors, the screening debate, the importance of early detection, and which treatment option is best for you.

Lunch will be provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium, Brooklyn
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771.

The Benefits of Guided Imagery and Relaxation Techniques During Treatment

Guided meditation and relaxation exercises can inspire a sense of peace and wellbeing and reduce your stress during prostate cancer treatment. This interactive program will discuss how and when to use these techniques. Join senior social worker Bette Jean Rosenhagen MSW, LCSW, DAHB, for a stress-free and fun evening that includes a guided imagery exercise so you can experience the technique firsthand.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Lung Cancer: Current Status and Future Directions

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, join Behzad Doratotaj, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at NYU Langone and medical director of hematology and oncology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull to learn the latest news on lung cancer, including diagnosis, management, and treatment.

Lunch will be provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium, Brooklyn
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771.

Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Program: Updates on Research and Clinical Care

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, this program addresses the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. Perlmutter Cancer Center patients with lung cancer participate in an interactive dialogue with our experts to show how support groups help patients cope with practical and emotional concerns. The Lung Cancer Alliance also shares updates in advocacy. Lunch is provided after the program.

This session is led by Robert Cerfolio, MD, MBA, professor and director of clinical thoracic surgery the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and director of Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Center; Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and director of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center; Gaetane Michaud, MD, associate professor in the departments of Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery and section chief in the Division of Interventional Pulmonology; and Catherine Paykin, LCSW-R, senior social worker at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Returning to Work: Cancer and Vocational Rehabilitation

Getting well is a cancer patient’s main job. Treatments can require time away from work and everyday activities, leaving many survivors looking forward to a more “normal” way of life. That may include returning to work, but the transition back can be challenging. There are steps you can take to make your return to work easier.

Join Dorra Blacker, CRC, LMHC, clinical supervisor of vocational rehabilitation at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation to find out what you need to know about how your cancer history may affect you on the job and how to take full advantage of the protections afforded you under the law. This session is part of our Cancer Survivorship Learning Series.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Healthy Eating During the Holidays and Beyond

The holiday season is generally a time for celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a time when people tend to eat more high-fat, high-sugar, calorie-rich foods than they normally do. Join us to gather tips for making healthy decisions when preparing and eating holiday meals. This lecture also sheds light on some of the causes of obesity and examine how they can be addressed. A live cooking demonstration of healthy recipe ideas to try at home is also featured.

This session is led by Lourdes Castro, MS, RDN, adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Niyati Parekh, PhD, MS, RD, associate professor of public health nutrition at NYU’s College of Global Public Health and director of NYU’s Public Health Nutrition MPH Program.

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Research and Clinical Care

Pancreatic cancer can be treated more effectively if it is detected early. In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, join us to learn about the signs and symptoms and available treatment options for pancreatic cancer, as well as the latest research in this field by leading NYU Langone experts. The different approaches to pancreatic cancer clinical trials taken by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Precision Promise Program are also discussed. This program is presented in collaboration with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
 
This session is led by Diane Simeone, MD, member of the Faculty in the departments of Surgery and Pathology, director of Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Pancreatic Cancer Center, and associate director of translational research at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 5:00-7:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Sexuality and Intimacy After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

If you have been treated for prostate cancer, chances are you’ve experienced major changes in your body—changes that can affect your self-image, your sexuality, and your relationships. Learn more about these changes and how you can maintain physical intimacy in a relationship after a prostate cancer diagnosis.

This session is led by Andrew Chesler, MSW, LMSW, coordinator of men’s cancers program at CancerCare; William Goeren, MSW, LCSW-R, ACSW, OSW-C, director of clinical programs at CancerCare; and William McDermott, MSW, LCSW, supportive services supervisor at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Cancer Screening and Prevention Education

Cancers are easier to treat if they are found at an early stage. Join Tu Tu Aung-Hillman, MD, clinical associate professor in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and medical oncologist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, to learn your risk factors, preventive measures that you can take, and the current treatment options available.

Lunch will be provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Third Floor, Conference Room No. 4, Brooklyn
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771.

Meet Your Inner Artist

Everyone has an inner spring flowing with creative energy. Making art can relieve anxiety, distract from pain, provide respite from boredom, and provide a safe outlet for expressing emotions. Get your creative juices flowing and join Robin Glazer, director of the Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare, for this fun and engaging hands-on workshop, and experience the healing benefits of artistic expression. This event is part of our Cancer Survivorship Learning Series.

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.