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.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Nutrition 

Food is all around us and we all love to eat. Our personal health is directly related to the health of our diets. But the food we’re consuming today is not food, but rather products of food science. A modern diet has replaced food for nutrients and common sense with confusion. Learn to escape the modern diet and most of the chronic diseases that it causes and return to thoughtful eating.

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

Date: Tuesday, February 16
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
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 patients with cancer 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 healthy 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, MD, assistant professor, Department of Urology. 

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

Colorectal Cancer Risk Reduction: The Importance of Early Detection 

Early detection is key to preventing colorectal cancer. Join us for a discussion on the different screening options available, the importance of understanding your risk, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer.

This session is led by Stefan Balan, MD, assistant professor, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Perlmutter Cancer Center, and director of Oncology at Woodhull Medical Center, and Harry Winters, MD, chief, Division of Gastroenterology, North Brooklyn Health Network, Woodhull Medical Center.

Date: Thursday, March 3
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 3rd Floor Conference Room 1
Registration: RSVP online 

Colorectal Cancer: Prevention and Screening  

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 is one cancer that is highly curable and often preventable. This lecture discusses who is at risk for colon cancer, who should be screened and when, and which screening options are available. A colorectal cancer survivor shares a personal story. Lunch is provided after the program.

This session is led by Mark Pochapin, MD, The Scholtz/Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology); Mitchell Bernstein, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery; Deirdre Cohen, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Linda Schiano Chio, MS, RD, nutritionist, Supportive Services Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, March 8
Time: 11:00AM-1:00 PM
Location: NYU Langone, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, Farkas Auditorium 
Registration: RSVP online  

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Surveillance and Survivorship  

You made it through treatment successfully. Now you may be concerned about recurrence or your risk of developing new cancers. Screening guidelines for cancer survivors are updated frequently based on the most recent available data. This workshop provides an overview of the latest evidence-based recommendations for long term surveillance to help guide your next discussion with your primary care provider. 

This session is led by Marleen Meyers, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology) and Director of the Survivorship Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Tuesday, March 15
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online  

Healthy Eating While Facing Prostate Cancer 

Eating and staying healthy are important during and after treatment. This lecture discusses foods that are good for you, tips for making healthy decisions, and the benefits of a healthy diet.

This session is led by Edelina Bustamante, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, March 24
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: RSVP online  

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

The 38th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brought scientists and clinicians together to present state-of-the-art information on breast cancer. Join us for a discussion of the latest findings presented at this premier symposium, including breast cancer prevention strategies, research, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

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

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