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

Calling All Women: What You Need to Know About Gynecologic Cancer

Join us for a discussion on what women should know about gynecologic cancer prevention, detection, screening, treatment, and genetic counseling. Experts include gynecologic oncologists Douglas A. Levine, MD, and Siobhan M. Kehoe, MD, and genetic counselors Shabnam Asgari, MS, and Elizabeth Manderski, MS.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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.

Spotlight on Prostate Cancer: Screening and Groundbreaking Research

In recent years, screening for prostate cancer has been a topic of controversy. Join urologic oncologist James S. Wysock, MD, and medical oncologist David R. Wise, MD, PhD, as they discuss the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening and treatment. Additionally, they share the latest findings in research and innovative cancer care, such as immunotherapy and genetically-targeted therapies.

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
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.

Pancreatic Cancer Interactive Forum

Join the director of our Pancreatic Cancer Center, Diane M. Simeone, MD, and genetic counselor Jessica Everett, MS, to learn about the latest news on pancreatic cancer and ask them questions. Topics include treatment advances and approaches, clinical trials, genetics, early detection, and research. Also, people who have survived pancreatic cancer share their personal stories. Event moderators include medical oncologist Francis Arena, MD, and surgical oncologist John Allendorf, MD.

A light breakfast and refreshments are served.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 8:00AM–12:30PM
Location: Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Women’s Cancers: Are You at Risk?

Join gynecologic oncologist Bhavana Pothuri, MD, and nurse Jo Anne Jaravata, BSN, to understand your risk for breast and gynecologic cancers. Topics include risk factors, preventive measures, and current treatment options available.

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

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 11:30AM–1:00PM
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.

Neurofibromatosis Patient and Family Forum

In this forum, physicians, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, audiologists, and nurses from NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center provide the latest management recommendations for patients living with neurofibromatosis (NF) types 1 and 2. Experts provide practical advice on living with and managing neurofibromatosis on a daily basis. Topics include current clinical trials, social and emotional aspects of life with neurofibromatosis, neurocognitive functioning, genetics, and educational planning.

There is no cost to attend the forum; breakfast and beverages are provided.

The events begins with Breakfast with the Experts at 9:00AM, where we invite you to bring your questions. This forum is made possible in part by a grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 8:00-9:00AM (registration); 9:00AM–1:00PM (breakfast and forum)
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: The Truth About Food Claims

With all the myths and propaganda about food, it’s hard to know what to look for at the grocery store. Join oncology dietitian Rebecca Hirsch, CDN, as she examines seven categories of food: produce, packaged goods, eggs, milk, chicken, meat, and fish. She explains the meaning of the terms organic, GMO, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and natural, and also reviews best purchasing practices.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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.

Prostate Cancer and the Benefits of Exercise

Research supports that exercising before and after being diagnosed with prostate cancer increases chances of survival and may improve quality of life. However, it’s not always easy to fit in a daily workout. Join physical therapist Amanda Palmeri, PT, as she offers tips on how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine that can have a big impact on health.

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
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.

Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Research and Clinical Care

Pancreatic cancer can be treated more effectively if it is detected early. Join physician assistant Jyoti Narang, PA-C, to learn about the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer and available treatment options. She also discusses the latest research in the field.

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

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
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.

Cancer Awareness and Education Day

This event is a day of learning and sharing for survivors, patients, caregivers, and those interested in prevention, detection, risk, and treatment of various types of cancers. The morning session focuses on screening, nutrition, genetics, living a healthy lifestyle, and clinical trials. In the afternoon, participants choose smaller sessions to attend that focus on specific conditions, such as blood, prostate, bladder, pancreas, colorectal, gynecologic, breast, lung, neuro-oncologic, skin, and head and neck cancers, as well as survivorship. Experts in these fields discuss advances in treatment, immunotherapy, surveillance, and risk reduction.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Location: NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center, 101 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola, NY
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Program: Updates on Research and Clinical Care

Join our experts as they address the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. Experts include thoracic surgeon Robert J. Cerfolio, MD, MBA; medical oncologist Joshua K. Sabari, MD; pulmonary medicine specialist Gaetane C, Michaud, MD; and social worker Catherine Paykin, LCSW-R. Patients from our Perlmutter Cancer Center discuss how support groups have helped them cope with practical and emotional concerns. Lanni Boyd, MPH, from the Lung Cancer Alliance also shares updates on lung cancer advocacy.

Lunch is provided after the program.

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, 1st Floor Seminar Room
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Updates on Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are key to developing new methods for preventing, detecting, and treating cancer. Due to misconceptions and reasonable concerns about the risks involved, patients don’t always wish to participate. Join medical oncologists Deirdre J. Cohen, MD, Francisco J.  Esteva, MD, PhD, and Yelena Novik, MD, as they demystify these misconceptions and concerns and discuss the importance of participating. Topics include how clinical trials work at Perlmutter Cancer Center; how the trials affect patients’ standards of care; and the medical ethics of clinical trials. Our experts also share updates from the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, 1st Floor Seminar Room
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Express Yourself: Journaling Workshop

Writing can provide a safe outlet for the emotions associated with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. In our therapeutic writing workshop, writing instructor Damian Van Denburgh and social worker Carmen Morales, LCSW-R, give people the tools to express the many emotions that can occur with cancer.

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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.

Stress Management

For some people, the holidays can be a difficult time—feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anger can intensify when contrasted with the joy expected of the holidays. Join psychiatrist Asher D. Aladjem, MD, as he shares ways to cope with holiday blues, manage expectations, and make the most of the season. He also provides relaxation tips.

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
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 Screening and Prevention Education

Cancers are easier to treat when they are detected early. Join clinical associate professor Tu Tu Aung-Hillman, MD, as she discusses risk factors for cancer, preventive measures, and available treatment options.

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

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
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.

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 cancerevents@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-2266.