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.

Active Surveillance: A Valued Approach for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

In recent years, more men with early stage prostate cancer have chosen active surveillance, which means deferring, and hopefully avoiding, treatment of a slow-growing prostate cancer to avoid the potential side effects of treatment. This lecture provides information to help you make an informed decision about whether this approach is right for you.

This session is led by James Wysock, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Urology.

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Steps to a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Although you cannot change certain risk factors—such as family history, sex, or age—you can increase your chances of avoiding heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. This lecture presents the key heart disease prevention steps you can take.

This session is led by Ronny Cohen, MD, clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology.

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

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Floor Conference Room #1
Registration: RSVP online or call 718-963-5771

Chemo Brain and Coping with Cognitive Changes After Cancer Treatment

The term “chemo brain” has come to refer to chemotherapy-associated changes in memory, attention, concentration, and ability to perform various mental tasks. This lecture provides 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 help you stay on top of your life.

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

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

New Genes Linked to Prostate Cancer Development

In addition to BRCA1 and BRCA2, there are other genes that have been linked to hereditary prostate cancer. This lecture reviews BRCA1 and BRCA2 and also explores some of these new genes. Learn the risks associated with these genes, the genetic testing process, and the impact these genes have on management recommendations.

This session is led by Anna Cantor, MA, MS, certified genetic counselor at Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Jessica Martineau, MS, certified genetic counselor at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Colorectal Cancer Risk, Screening, and Prevention

Screening is key to preventing colorectal cancer or discovering it at an early, treatable stage. Join us for a discussion on the different screening options available, the importance of understanding your risk, and the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer.

This session is led by Harry Winters, MD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

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

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Floor Conference Room #1
Registration: RSVP online or call 718-963-5771

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Program

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 cancer is highly curable and often preventable. This lecture, in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, discuss who is at risk for colon cancer, who should be screened and when, and what screening options are available. A colorectal cancer patient will share a personal story. Lunch will be provided after the program.

This session is led by Sophie Balzora, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology; Mitchell Bernstein, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery; Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, associate professor in the departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine; Daniel Becker, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology; Julia Smith, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology; and Linda Schiano Chio, MS, RD, registered dietitian at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 11:00AM–1:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium    
Registration: RSVP online

Employment Rights for Cancer Patients

Work fulfills a critical financial and emotional need for most adults. In addition to income and benefits, employment can provide support, productivity, and a sense of normalcy. However, a cancer diagnosis may create barriers to finding and keeping a job, as well as wreak havoc on your ability to pay bills and to obtain suitable insurance. Although many employers are supportive of their employees after a diagnosis of cancer, some are not. This program describes your legal rights with regard to employment, discusses how to avoid cancer-related employment problems, and presents the steps to consider taking if you feel you have been treated unfairly.

This session is led by Domna Antoniadis, Esq., staff attorney for LegalHealth, a division of New York Legal Assistance Group.

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 6:00–7:00 PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Prostate Cancer and Nutrition: Making Healthy Choices During Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond

Proper nutrition is important for men with prostate cancer. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. This lecture discusses healthy food choices, the role of exercise, and facts about vitamins and supplements.

This session is led by Erin Jennings, MS, RD, CSO, CDN, oncology dietitian at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

What’s New: Updates from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

The 39th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brings together scientists and clinicians to present state-of-the-art information on breast cancer, including prevention strategies, research, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Join us for a discussion of the latest findings presented at this premier symposium.

This session is led by Freya Schnabel, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery; Carmen Perez, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology; and Marleen Meyers, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and director of the Survivorship Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 6:00–7:00 PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online