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@nyumc.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.

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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. Except where noted, you can register online, call us at 212-263-2266, or email us at cancerevents@nyumc.org.

Coping with Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is a common sexual disorder characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual activity. Join Bobby B. Najari, MD, assistant professor in the departments of Urology and Population Health to discuss the causes of erectile dysfunction and review the treatment options for it.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Join us for this head and neck cancer screening at no cost to you. Studies show that oral human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is linked to head and neck cancer even in the absence of two other known risk factors: heavy tobacco and alcohol use. This screening includes a visual inspection of the head, neck, and throat. Anyone age 18 or over is welcome to attend.

This event is co-sponsored by the Head and Neck Center and the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. No appointment is necessary. Arrive no earlier than 4:30PM and no later than 7:30PM to ensure that you are seen.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 5:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266. For screening information only, please call 212-263-2266.

Hepatitis B: Strategies for Protecting Yourself and Staying Healthy

Infection is a leading cause of cancer in New York City and worldwide. At this event, in recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, our experts focus on hepatitis awareness, screening, and access to care, as well as liver cancer. Actions you can take to protect yourself from getting infected and the importance of staying healthy if you are infected are discussed.

This session is led by infectious diseases specialist Yusuf Afacan, MD, medical director of HIV and the AIDS Center Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, and Theodore H. Welling, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and director of the Liver Tumor Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center.

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

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium, Brooklyn
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771 or register online.

Skin Cancer Screening

With summer approaching, we invite you to join us for the annual NYU Langone Health skin cancer screening, provided at no cost to you and co-sponsored by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. All are welcome, and we especially hope that individuals who have a changing mole or a previous history of melanoma, who are over the age of 50 (especially men), or who do not have a regular dermatologist, attend. These individuals may be at a higher risk for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. This screening includes a visual examination of your skin conducted by a physician in the Dermatology Residency Training Program, followed by an exit interview with an attending dermatologist.

No appointment is necessary. Arrive no earlier than 12:00PM and no later than 4:30PM to ensure that you are seen.

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 12:30-4:30PM
Location: Ambulatory Care Center, 240 East 38th Street, 12th Floor
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266. For screening information only, please call 212-263-2266.

Brain Health: What You Need to Know

In recognition of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, join us for an interactive discussion that includes tips that you can implement to keep your brain sharp and clear. Discover the warning signs and symptoms of poor brain health and learn when to see your doctor for help. Brain tumors are also discussed.

This session is led by Andrew S. Chi, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, director of the Neuro-Oncology Program, and co-director of the Brain Tumor Center at Perlmutter Cancer Center, and John G. Golfinos, MD, associate professor in the departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and co-director of the Brain Tumor Center.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series—Medical Marijuana and Cancer

A number of studies involving individuals undergoing cancer treatment have shown that medical marijuana can help in managing pain, neuropathy, nausea, and other common treatment-related symptoms. Join Arum Kim, MD, instructor in the departments of Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, to learn about the laws governing medical marijuana use and the benefits, misconceptions, and potential side effects of medical marijuana.

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Hepatitis B: Strategies for Protecting Yourself and Staying Healthy

Infection is a leading cause of cancer in New York City and worldwide. At this event, in recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, our experts focus on hepatitis awareness, screening, and access to care, as well as liver cancer. Actions you can take to protect yourself from getting infected and the importance of staying healthy if you are infected are discussed.

This session is led by Ira M. Jacobson, MD, professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and director of hepatology in the Department of Medicine; Theodore H. Welling, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and director of the Liver Tumor Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Perry Pong, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Smilow First Floor Seminar Room
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer

The landscape for prostate cancer diagnosis and management has undergone many changes in recent years. Advanced techniques such as state-of-the-art MRI and targeted biopsies have provided novel diagnostic tools, and newer management approaches such as active surveillance and focal therapies have increased the options for treatment. Join James S. Wysock, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Urology and chief of the Urology Service at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, to discuss these new techniques and approaches to assist you in making an informed decision about which approach is right for you.

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Prescription Medications and You: Be an Informed Patient

Many questions can arise when you start medical treatment. How do you know if your medication is effective? Is there really a difference between generics and brand name drugs? Our team of experts answers these questions and explain how to read prescription labels and interpret expiration dates, how to organize your medications, how to dispose of medication, and how your medical team decides which drugs to prescribe. Medical ethics and the opioid crisis are also discussed.

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

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Prescription Medications and You: Be an Informed Patient

Many questions can arise when you start medical treatment. How do you know if your medication is effective? Is there really a difference between generics and brand name drugs? Our experts answer these questions and explain how to read prescription labels and interpret expiration dates, how to organize your medications, how to dispose of medication, and how your medical team decides which drugs to prescribe. Medical ethics and the opioid crisis are also discussed.

This session is led by Ujwala Shah, PharmD, director of pharmacy at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, and internal medicine specialist Cynthia Wong, MD, director of quality improvement at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.

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

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium, Brooklyn
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771 or register online.

Hepatitis B: Strategies for Protecting Yourself and Staying Healthy

Infection is a leading cause of cancer in New York City and worldwide. At this event, in recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, our experts focus on hepatitis awareness, screening, and access to care, as well as liver cancer. Actions you can take to protect yourself from getting infected and the importance of staying healthy if you are infected are discussed.

This session is led by James S. Park, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Jennifer Wu, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, section chief of hematology and medical Oncology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Cancer Center.

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, 462 First Avenue, Saul Farber Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 718-963-5771

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series—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 Marleen I. Meyers, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and director of the Survivorship Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery and director of clinical breast surgery and community outreach in the Department of Surgery.

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Smilow First Floor Seminar Room
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Urinary Incontinence Following a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

The loss of bladder control, ranging from occasional urine leakage to an uncontrollable urge to urinate, is called urinary incontinence. Many men experience urinary incontinence after treatment for prostate cancer, so if you have this problem, you are not alone. Urinary incontinence may only last a short time. In time, the muscles that control the passing of urine can get strong enough to control urination again. But incontinence can also be a long-term side effect of cancer treatment. Join Benjamin M. Brucker, MD, assistant professor in the departments of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology to learn about the possible manifestations of urinary incontinence and the best ways to manage them.

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.