Perlmutter Cancer Center Events

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 Screening

To stay healthy as the summer approaches, join us for our annual free skin cancer screening, co-sponsored by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology. All are welcome, and we especially encourage individuals who do not have a regular dermatologist and those who have a changing mole or a previous history of melanoma, as well as men over the age of 50, to attend. These individuals may be at particularly high risk for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

No appointment is necessary. Arrive no earlier than 1:00PM and no later than 4:30PM to ensure that you are seen.

For screening information only, please call 212-263-2627.

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 1:30-5:00PM
Location: Ambulatory Care Center at NYU Langone, 240 East 38th Street, 12th Floor
Registration: RSVP online

Calling All Women! What You Need to Know About Women’s Cancer

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, this discussion focuses on what you need to know about prevention and screening for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Bring your questions to this interactive discussion.

Lunch will be provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with Woodhull Medical Center.

This session is led by Bhavana Pothuri, MD, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone and NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, and Stefan Balan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Perlmutter Cancer Center and director of oncology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 2
Registration: RSVP online or call 718-963-5771

The Link Between Nutrition and Cancer

Whether you have a history of cancer in your family or you currently have the disease, lifestyle factors, including your diet, can make a difference in helping you fight off cancer or prevent it. Some foods might increase your risk of cancer, while others support your body and strengthen your immune system. By making smart food choices, you can protect your health and boost your ability fight off cancer and other diseases. The lecture also presents current research at NYU Langone Medical Center.

This session is led by Niyati Parekh, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the Department of Population Health, and associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt.

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Smilow Research Center, 1st Floor Seminar Room
Registration: RSVP online

Optimizing Outcomes for Cancer Survivorship

This program focuses on strategies for wellness and improved quality of life for cancer survivors. Key topics of discussion include updates on treatment advances and research, survivorship care plans, and the importance of surveillance for recurrence, as well as genetics, integrative health, sexual health, pain management, cardiac care, and bone health.

This session is led by Julia H. Rowland, PhD, director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute; Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center Survivorship Program; and Kristin Pego, nurse practitioner at the Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course

The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer are pleased to offer this free course for all cancer survivors and their family members and friends, and others who are interested in hearing the country’s leading experts share new information about ovarian cancer. Time for questions and answers is provided.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 8:00AM (registration); 9:00AM-4:00PM (lecture)
Location: The Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Registration: RSVP online

What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors

Despite the challenges in treating brain tumors, advances in technology and new therapies are improving patient outcomes. In recognition of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, join us for a discussion about the different types of brain tumors, risk factors and symptoms, treatment options, and current research at NYU Langone Medical Center.

This session is led by Andrew Chi, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and co-director of the Brain Tumor Center, and John Golfinos, MD, associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Otolaryngology.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Prostate Cancer Focal Therapy: An Emerging Treatment Paradigm

Focal therapy is a treatment option for people who have cancer that is confined to only a zone or region of the prostate gland. The goal of focal therapy is to destroy small tumors inside the prostate, while leaving the gland intact and sparing most of its normal tissue. In appropriate situations, focal therapy can offer several advantages for men with early prostate cancer. Join us for this lecture to learn more about this emerging treatment.

This session is led by Marc Bjurlin, DO, assistant professor in the Department of Urology.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Faces of Cancer

In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day, join us in celebrating life after a cancer diagnosis. A panel of cancer survivors representing a range of ages and diagnoses tells stories and shares experiences. This special event also touches on the unique needs and issues of survivors.

This session is led by Deborah Axelrod, MD, the Kanas Family Foundation Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, and Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center Survivorship Program.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
Registration: RSVP online

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: 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 in this fun and engaging hands-on workshop and experience the healing benefits of artistic expression.

This session is led by Robin Glazer, director of The Creative Center: Artists in Healthcare.

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Prostate Cancer: The Emerging Role of PARP Inhibitors in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Two years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Join us as we take a look at how PARP inhibitors could also play a role in treating advanced prostate cancer.

This session is led Arjun Balar, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Living with Cancer Conference

The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is hosting the 26th Annual Living with Cancer Conference: Confronting the Challenge. This conference is intended to benefit people living with cancer, their families, partners, caregivers, friends, and healthcare professionals. The conference is free of charge and will offer information and practical tips for confronting the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer.

The conference is presented in collaboration with the American Cancer Society; Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center–East Campus; Mount Sinai Beth Israel; Memorial Sloan Kettering: Breast Examination Center of Harlem; Calvary Hospital; CancerCare; VA NY Harbor Healthcare System; Gilda's Club New York City; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone; The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s New York City Chapter; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

Registration is required and early registration is suggested due to limited space.

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 9:15AM-3:30PM
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, 1468 Madison Avenue, Stern Auditorium
Registration: RSVP online or call CancerCare at 212-712-8368