Perlmutter Cancer Center Educational Events

The topic of cancer can feel overwhelming to anyone affected by it. It’s important to get helpful information from a reliable source about cancer, its treatment, and how to cope.

Our educational forums cover a range of cancer-related topics, including understanding cancer, preventing cancer, living with cancer, and life after treatment. Some of our programs are tailored to patients and caregivers, and others are geared toward members of the general public who have not yet been affected by cancer.

These events at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center provide valuable information about steps you can take to reduce the risk of cancer and how to recognize cancer signs and symptoms.

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

Our cancer education series offers lectures, panel discussions, and presentations by cancer specialists, healthcare professionals, and survivors, who share the newest information on diagnosis, treatment options, research, and resources.

Our survivorship learning series focuses on the unique issues related to living with cancer and life after treatment.

Join Our Community Outreach and Education Mailing List

To subscribe to our seasonal Perlmutter Cancer Center newsletter and events calendar, please send your name and email address to cancerevents@nyulangone.org. If you’d like to receive a print copy of our community events calendar, please provide your full street address.

Register for Our Upcoming Educational Events

We maintain a robust schedule of cancer educational events for patients and the general public. These events are free, but registration is required. For more information about upcoming events, call us at 212-263-2266, email us at cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or register online.

Breast Cancer in Women of Color

Join our experts for a morning of empowered learning and sharing for women of color who are at risk for or previously received a breast cancer diagnosis. Speakers address key topics, including genetics, survivorship, legal rights, supportive services, screening, triple negative–breast cancer, and more. A member from the Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program discusses the role of a patient navigator and services provided by this program.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 8:30AM-2:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Smilow Seminar Room
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Coping with Cancer During the Holiday Season

For some, the holidays can be a depressing time. Feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anger can intensify when contrasted with the joy expected of the holidays. In this lecture, psychiatrist Asher D. Aladjem, MD, provides relaxation tips and discusses ways of coping with holiday blues, managing expectations, and making the most of the season.

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

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium, Brooklyn, NY
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Sleep Better and Boost Your Energy Naturally

Bad bedtime habits can be hard to break. But if you have trouble sleeping, now might be a good time to try new routines. In this lecture, neurologist Karen L. Lee, MD, from NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center, shares how to maximize your chances of getting a good night’s rest with simple mind–body techniques that you can use tonight, and every night.

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Watch Our Previous Lectures

If you missed one of our cancer educational events, you can view previous lectures on our YouTube channel.