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

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

Watch Our Previous Lectures

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

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Laughter Yoga

Laughter yoga harnesses the physical act of laughter for physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Join yoga instructor Marisa Sullivan, CYT, 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: Thursday, December 18, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email, or call 212-263-2266.