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.

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

Prescription Medications and You: Be an Informed Patient

Many questions can arise when you start cancer treatment. How do you know if your medication is effective? Is there really a difference between generics and brand name drugs? Are biosimilars as good as the real thing? Our team of experts explains how to read prescription labels and expiration dates, and also discusses medical ethics and how your medical team decides which drug to prescribe.

This session is led by Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center Survivorship Program, Francisco Esteva, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine, and Thomas Del Corral, director of pharmacy at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 E. 34th St., 11th Floor, Room 1121
​Registration: RSVP online

Neurofibromatosis Patient and Family Forum

Join physicians, neuropsychologists, and nurses who care for patients at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, to learn about the latest management recommendations for patients living with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and type 2 (NF2). Patients, families, and caregivers will also receive practical advice on neurofibromatosis issues that they face on a daily basis. Topics include current clinical trials, social and emotional aspects of neurofibromatosis, neurocognitive functioning, pain management, genetics, and family planning. There is no cost to attend the forum, and lunch and beverages will be provided. This forum is made possible in part by a grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 8:00AM (registration); 9:00AM-1:00 PM (program)
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
​Registration: RSVP online

Breast Cancer 101

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. However, there are steps that all women can take to reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if cancer does occur, it will be found at an early, more treatable stage. This lecture discusses breast cancer from prevention to diagnosis to recovery.

This session is led by Jo Anne Jaravata BSN, RN, nurse informaticist at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

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

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3rd Floor Conference Room 1
RegistrationRSVP online or call 718-963-5771

Nutrition and Cancer

Eating a healthy diet and being physically active are both important components of cancer treatment and survivorship. Nutrition during treatment is especially important to aid in recovery and healing, because cancer and its treatment place a large demand on the body. Cancer care doesn’t end when treatment is done. After treatment, achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle improves energy, health, and quality of life.

This session is led by Amanda Bontempo, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietician at Perlmutter Cancer Center and Erin Jennings, MS, RD, CSO, oncology dietician at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 E. 34th St., 11th Floor, Room 1121
​Registration: RSVP online

Understanding Insurance Coverage

Navigating through insurance plans while facing a prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing. This lecture gives you a better understanding of coverage for treatment, how to appeal insurance decisions, and your rights as a patient.

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

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 E. 34th St., 11th Floor, Room 1121
​Registration: RSVP online

Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Program

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, this program addresses the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Alliance will also highlight recent progress in lung cancer advocacy, and a survivor will share a personal story. Lunch will be provided after the program.

This session is led by Harvey Pass, MD, The Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and professor in the Department of Surgery; Abraham Chachoua, MD, The Jay and Isabel Fine Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine and professor in the Department of Urology; Jonathan Whiteson, MD, assistant professor in the departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Medicine; Larry Latson, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiology; and Kay Cofrancesco of the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
​Registration: RSVP online

Lung Cancer: Current Status and Future Directions

Join us for lecture and learn the latest news in lung cancer diagnosis, management, and treatment.

This session is led by Behzad Doratotaj, MD, attending physician 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, November 3, 2016
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3rd Floor Conference Room 2
​Registration: RSVP online or call 718-963-5771

The Obesity Epidemic: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Obesity has become a huge problem nationwide, affecting more than a third of the population. Obesity-related conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer, are leading causes of preventable death. Join us for this three-part series, in which we’ll discuss the forces driving the obesity epidemic and how we can stop it.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. This program gives you tips to make healthy choices while staying within your budget. Learn to shop smart to fill your cart and prepare healthy meals without breaking the bank.

This session is led by Carolyn Aird, MPH, INHC, health educator at NYU Langone.

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue at 27th Street, Saul Farber Auditorium
​Registration: RSVP online

Managing Stress During the Holidays and Beyond

The holidays bring cheer and charm but also chaos and stress. Don’t let holiday stress affect your mood or your relationship with food. This lecture teaches you how to manage your emotions and make healthy food choices at this time of the year—and beyond.

This session is led by Amanda Bontempo, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietician at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 E. 34th St., 11th Floor, Room 1121
​Registration: RSVP online

Prostate Cancer and the Benefits of Exercise

Research supports the importance of exercise both before and after a prostate cancer diagnosis to increase the chances of longer survival, improved quality of life, or both. However, it’s not always easy to fit in a daily workout. This lecture offers small tips you can incorporate into your daily routine that can have a big impact.

This session is led by Amanda J. Palmeri, PT, DPT, senior physical therapist at Rusk Rehabilitation.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
​Registration: RSVP online

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, come learn about the signs and symptoms and available treatment options for pancreatic cancer, as well as the latest research in this field. Lunch will be provided after the program.

This session is led by Seth A. Gross, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division Gastroenterology; Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, MS, RD, associate professor in the departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine; Elliot Newman, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery; and Larry Leichman, MD, professor in the Department of Medicine.

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
​Registration: RSVP online

The Obesity Epidemic: Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Obesity has become a huge problem nationwide, affecting more than a third of the population. Obesity-related conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer, are leading causes of preventable death. Join us for this three-part series, in which we’ll discuss the forces driving the obesity epidemic and how we can stop it.

The holiday season is generally a time for celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and fam¬ily. Unfortunately, it is also a time when people tend to eat more high-fat, high-sugar, and high-calorie foods than they normally do. Join us for tips and advice for making healthy decisions when preparing holiday meals or when you go to a celebration.

This session is led by Allison Huggins, RN, registered nurse, 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, December 1, 2016
Time: 12:00–1:30 PM
Location: NYC Health +Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3rd Floor Conference Room 1
​Registration: RSVP online or call 718-963-5771

The Obesity Epidemic: Keeping Your Family Healthy

Obesity has become a huge problem nationwide, affecting more than a third of the population. Obesity-related conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer, are leading causes of preventable death. Join us for this three-part series, in which we’ll discuss the forces driving the obesity epidemic and how we can stop it.

We’ve been hearing that Americans are now heavier than ever before. So what can we do? This lecture explores some of the causes of obesity and examine how this epidemic can be addressed. Learn how to keep your family healthy and decrease obesity risk. This event also features a live cooking demonstration of healthy recipe ideas to try at home.

This session is led by Niyati Parekh, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and associate professor in the departments of Nutrition and Food Studies and Public Health at NYU Steinhardt and Sandy Murzin, MBA, adjunct instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt.

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 E. 34th St., 11th Floor, Room 1121
​Registration: RSVP online

The Link Between Sleep and Overall Health

Quality sleep is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Lack of sleep is associated with fatigue, irritability, increased appetite, and weight gain. Adequate, quality sleep contributes to optimal nutrition, weight management, and overall health. Learn how to boost your energy naturally and how to eat to sleep well.

This session is led by Amanda Bontempo, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietician at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

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