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.

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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.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Laughter Yoga

Laughter yoga harnesses the physical act of laughter for physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Join certified yoga instructor Marisa Sullivan, CYT, MA, to learn how to incorporate laughter yoga into your daily routine. The benefits include clearing stale air from the lungs, increasing circulation, exercising the muscles of the diaphragm and abdomen, cleansing the body of cortisol, and increasing serotonin levels. Laughter yoga also opens pathways in the brain, which helps foster a positive outlook, problem solving skills, and creativity.

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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.

Hormones from Head to Toe

Hormones regulate some of our body’s most important functions. This lecture helps you understand your hormones, and risks and benefits. Reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist Margaret Nachtigall, MD, discusses how hormones change with age, changes in libido, hormone therapy, the effects of menopause, and what you can do to manage hormonal changes.

Lunch is provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough lunches are available.

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
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, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or register online.

Hormones from Head to Toe

Hormones regulate some of our body’s most important functions. This lecture helps you understand your hormones, and risks and benefits. Reproductive endocrinologists and gynecologists Lila Nachtigall, MD, and Margaret Nachtigall, MD, discuss how hormones change with age, changes in libido, hormone therapy, the effects of menopause, and what you can do to manage hormonal changes.

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 6:00–7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Integrative Health Approaches and Cancer Survivorship

Learn how integrative health practices can help with stress, pain, anxiety, sleep, and overall wellness. Our experts expand your knowledge about acupuncture and massage and their potential use for symptom management. Gain skills in self-massage and mind–body techniques to expand your self-care toolbox. Speakers include Blossom Beason, supervisor of massage therapy, and Vera Sziklai, MS, RN, OCN, L.Ac., a licensed acupuncturist and senior nurse clinician at Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Integrative Health Program.

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Program

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 cancer is highly curable and often preventable.

In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, our experts, including gastroenterologist Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH; colorectal surgeon Michael J. Grieco, MD; director of diversity in research at Perlmutter Cancer Center Joseph E. Ravenell, MD; medical oncologist Julia A. Smith, MD, PhD; and registered dietitian Marissa May, RD; discuss who is at risk for colon cancer, who should be screened and when, and what screening options are available. You also learn about eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment. A patient being treated for colorectal cancer is sharing a personal story at the event. Lunch is provided after the program.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 11:00AM–1:00PM
Location: NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

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

The 42nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brought scientists and clinicians together to present the latest information on breast cancer prevention strategies, research, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Join medical director of breast cancer services Nina D’Abreo, MD, and director of the clinical trials office at Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Douglas K. Marks, MD, for a discussion of the findings presented at this premier symposium.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 6:30–7:30PM
Location: NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center 101 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola NY Treiber Family Conference Center, Room G-018A
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 516-663-1079

Colorectal Cancer Risk, Screening and Prevention

Screening is key in preventing colorectal cancer or discovering it at any early stage. In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, gastroenterologist Renee Williams, MD, discusses the different screening options available, the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and the importance of understanding your risk. Josephine Ledda, CD/N, assistant director of food and nutrition services program at the Alliance for Positive Change, also discusses eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Lunch is provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough lunches are available.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
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, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or register online.

The Bladder Cancer Action Network: Patient and Caregiver Symposium

Join this free patient and caregiver symposium to connect with other patients who have bladder cancer, survivors, and caregivers. At this event, you learn about clinical trials, bladder cancer research, best practices for raising awareness of bladder cancer in a community, how to speak up about state and national legislature, and how Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network programs and services can help you.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 10:00AM–2:00 PM
Location: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion
Registration: Register online.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Eating Healthy on a Budget

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. This lecture discusses how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle during cancer treatment and beyond. You also learn that eating healthy does not have to be expensive. Our experts, registered dietitian Marissa May, RD, and vascular surgery nurse practitioner May Yong, MSN, AGACNP-BC, provide you with tips to make healthy choices while staying within your budget and ways to shop smart in order to prepare healthy meals without breaking the bank.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 6:00–7:00PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

What’s New: Updates from The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

The 42nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brought scientists and clinicians together to present the latest information on breast cancer prevention strategies, research, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Our speakers, including radiation oncologist Carmen A. Perez, MD, medical oncologist Yelena Novik, MD, and breast cancer surgeon Freya R. Schnabel, MD, discuss the findings presented at this premier symposium.

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30PM
Location: Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Hot Topics in Oncology Nutrition

Navigating nutrition information during a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming when done alone. Join Perlmutter Cancer Center’s registered dietitians for an evening of conversation where you can find the answers you need to your oncology nutrition-related questions. Current topics of interest along the continuum of cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship are discussed along with practical strategies for implementing helpful nutrition tips. Come learn how to turn a web of information into a wealth of information where you walk away empowered.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 6:00–8:00PM
Location: NYU Winthrop Hospital Research and Academic Center Treiber Family Conference Center, 101 Mineola Boulevard, Room G-018A, Mineola, NY
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 516-663-1016.

Nutrition Guidelines Following a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

It is important to evaluate our diet choices when it comes to a prostate cancer diagnosis. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. During this lecture, Josephine Ledda, CD/N, assistant director of food and nutrition services program at The Alliance for Positive Change, discusses healthy food choices, the role of exercise, and facts about vitamins and supplements.

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 5:30–6:30PM
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.