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.

Watch Our Previous Lectures

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

Integrative Health Approaches and Cancer Survivorship

Learn how integrative health practices can help with stress, pain, anxiety, sleep, and overall wellness. 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. This lecture is led by senior nurse clinician Vera Sziklai, MS, RN, and senior massage therapist Blossom Beason.

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 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.

Skin Cancer Protection and Treatment

Learn the latest about skin cancer detection and treatment, the steps you can take to reduce your risk, surgical management of melanoma, and current trends in melanoma treatment. Also, a survivor shares a personal story. Speakers include surgical oncologist Erica B. Friedman, MD, dermatologist Elizabeth K. Hale, MD, medical oncologist Anna C. Pavlick, DO, and senior social worker Deborah Koeppel, LCSW.

A healthy lunch will be provided after the program. This program is presented in collaboration with the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Is Radiation Therapy the Right Treatment Option for Me?

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays or particles to kill cancer cells. With advanced radiation therapy delivery systems, radiation oncologists are better able to target difficult-to-reach tumors in the prostate. Radiation oncologists can direct higher radiation doses at prostate cancer cells, while reducing exposure to normal, healthy tissue. Join us for this informative lecture, led by radiation oncologist Peter B. Schiff, MD, PhD, to see if this is the right treatment option for you.

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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.

Cancer Survivorship in The Geriatric Population: But Wait, There’s More

This lecture focuses on cancer survivorship and post-treatment issues in the geriatric population. Medical oncologist and geriatrician G. van Londen, MD, addresses the essential elements of care for cancer survivors in general. She also discusses care specific to the elderly, such as coordination of care, comorbidities, polypharmacy, and independency.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 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.

Skin Cancer Screening

With summer approaching, we invite you to join us for the annual NYU Langone Health skin cancer screening. The event is free 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 history of melanoma, are over the age of 50 (especially men), or 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, but please arrive no earlier than 12:00PM and no later than 4:30PM. For screening information only, please call 212-263-2627.

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 12:30-4:30PM
Location: 240 East 38th Street, 12th Floor
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Update on Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Learn about the link between the sun’s rays and cancer, why the color of your skin affects your level of risk, what you can do to help protect yourself, and how to spot skin changes that require attention. Nurse practitioner Kathleen Madden, NP, also shares updates on melanoma treatment.

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

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull 760 Broadway, 3rd Floor Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 718-963-5771 or register online.

Updates on Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are key to developing new methods of preventing, detecting, and treating cancer. Both reasonable concerns about the risks involved and misconceptions can deter patients from participating in clinical trials. In this lecture, medical oncologists Deirdre J. Cohen, MD, and Yelena Novik, MD, demystify these misconceptions and discuss the importance of participating. They also share information about how clinical trials are conducted at Perlmutter Cancer Center, how these trials affect patients’ standards of care, and the medical ethics of the trials.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Skin Cancer Screening and Education

Learn the latest about skin cancer detection and treatment, the steps you can take to reduce your risk, and current trends in melanoma treatment. To help stay healthy as summer approaches, join us for free skin cancer screening.

The first portion of this program includes a skin cancer screening followed by a lecture on skin cancer awareness with surgical oncologist Megan D. Winner, MD, and dermatologist Peter E. O’Neill, MD. The screening includes a visual examination of your skin conducted by a physician.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation.

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 11:30AM-2:00PM
Location: 101 Mineola Boulevard, Treiber Family Conference Center, Room G-018
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 516-663-3696 or register online.

How to Cope with Loneliness

Loneliness is a significant concern for many patients with cancer. It can have a negative impact on a person’s mental and physical health. This lecture, led by psychiatrist Asher D. Aladjem, MD, helps you identify what makes you lonely and provides tools to help you feel more connected and alleviate feelings of loneliness.

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
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.

The Faces of Cancer 

Join us to celebrate life after a cancer diagnosis. A panel of cancer survivors representing a range of ages and diagnoses tell their stories and share their experiences. This special event also touches on the unique needs and issues of survivors. Surgical oncologist Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, and medical oncologist Marleen I. Meyers, MD, moderate the event.

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Updates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2019 Meeting

This annual symposium presents a balance of clinical, translational, and basic research, providing a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, health professionals, and those with a special interest in cancer. Join medical oncologists Francisco J. Esteva, MD, PhD, and Michael Grossbard, MD, for a discussion of the latest findings presented at this symposium, including prevention strategies, diagnosis, treatment, research, and survivorship.

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Cancer and Survivorship Care Guidelines

Cancer survivorship covers physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and treatment phases. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also considered part of the survivorship experience. In this lecture, medical oncologist Marleen I. Meyers, MD, discusses issues related to the ability to get healthcare and follow-up treatment, late effects of cancer treatment, second cancers, and quality of life. She also discusses the Survivorship Care Plan.

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

Date: Thursday, June 20, 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 or register online.

Men’s Health Seminar

In this seminar, physicians educate, inspire, and engage attendees on topics related to prostate health, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), low testosterone, and erectile dysfunction. Also on the program this year, new treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary issues, brain health, heart health, weight loss, type 2 diabetes prevention, and much more. Speakers include urologist Aaron E. Katz, MD, and renown functional medicine physician Frank Lipman, MD.

For more information, call 516-663-2316.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Location: 101 Mineola Boulevard, Treiber Family Conference Center, Room G-018
Registration: To reserve your seat, please register online.

How to Thrive After Prostate Cancer

Some prostate cancer treatment side effects, such as fatigue, neuropathy, and decreased stamina, may linger after treatment has finished. Join this interactive session with rehabilitation specialist Jonas M. Sokolof, DO, to learn about oncology rehabilitation, which offers a wide range of therapies designed to help you rebuild strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress, and continue to participate in the daily activities that are important to you.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
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.