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 help you stay healthy as summer approaches, join us for the annual NYU Langone skin cancer screening at no cost to you, co-sponsored by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology. All are welcome, and we encourage individuals who have a changing mole or a previous history of melanoma, people are over age 50 (especially men), or people do not have a regular dermatologist to attend. These individuals may be at a higher risk for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 1:30-5:00PM
Location: Ambulatory Care Center, 240 East 38th Street, 12th Floor
Registration: 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.

Cancer Screening Guidelines for Men and Women

How well do you understand signs and symptoms of serious illness? Level of education and career path do not matter when it comes to making a decision related to your health—the playing field is even. Understanding what your healthcare provider tells you and knowing what to do about it are essential for good health. This lecture discusses the importance of understanding health guidelines, including cancer guidelines.

This session is led by Shubhada Dhage, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery.

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health+ Hospitals/Bellevue, 462 First Avenue, Saul Farber Auditorium
Registration: RSVP online

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Seven Minutes! Tips for a Better Doctors Visit

With the average doctors visit lasting just seven minutes, we need to know how to optimize our time to get what we need. Shifting her role from breast cancer doctor to patient, Dr. Marisa Weiss provides a step-by-step guide to preparing for your appointment, getting your questions answered, remembering what the doctor tells you, having your calls returned, and managing your doctor–patient relationship with confidence and mutual respect.

This session is led by keynote speaker Marisa Weiss, MD, founder and chief medical officer of Breastcancer.org; Deborah Axelrod, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery and Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center Survivorship Program.

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors

Despite the challenges of treating brain tumors, the encouraging news is that 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 research being done at NYU Langone.

This session is led by Andrew Chi, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, co-director of the NYU Langone Brain Tumor Center, and director of the neuro-oncology program.

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Take Care of Your Body: Key Issues for the LGBTQ Community

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 paying bills and obtaining suitable insurance. Although many employers are supportive of their employees after a diagnosis of cancer, some are not. This program describes your legal rights regarding employment, how to avoid cancer-related employment problems, and steps to consider if you feel you have been treated unfairly.

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 802
Registration: RSVP online

Prostate Cancer and Survivorship Care Guidelines

Cancer survivorship covers physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also considered part of the survivorship experience. This lecture discusses issues related to the ability to get healthcare and follow-up treatment, late effects of prostate cancer treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. The Survivorship Care Plan is also discussed.

This session is led by Thelma Navarro, NP, nurse practitioner at Permutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Update on Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Learn about the link between the sun’s rays and cancer, why the color of your skin can put you at increased risk, what you can do to help protect yourself, and how to spot skin changes that require attention. Updates on melanoma treatment are also presented.

This session is led by Kathleen Madden, NP, nurse practitioner at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 10th Floor Solarium 
Registration: To register, please call 718-963-5771. 

The Faces of Cancer

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

This session is led by Deborah Axelrod, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery and Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center Survivorship Program.

Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Smilow First Floor Seminar Room
Registration: RSVP online

Integrative Health Approaches and Cancer Survivorship

Learn how integrative health practices can help with stress, pain, anxiety, sleep, and overall wellness. Experience a relaxation session using mind–body techniques and take home some new tools to enhance your self-care program.

This session is led by Bette Jean Rosenhagen, MSW, LCSW, DAHB, senior social worker in the integrated health program at NYU Langone.

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online

Updates from the Annual Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

The 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium brings together physicians and other members of the cancer care and research community who diagnose, treat, and study genitourinary malignancies. Join us to learn about the latest findings on new research, cutting-edge cancer care, and more.

This session is led by Arjun Balar, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online