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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To subscribe to our seasonal Perlmutter Cancer Center newsletter and events calendar, please send your name and email address to cancerevents@nyumc.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@nyumc.org.

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, join us for a discussion of the different screening options available, the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and the importance of understanding your risk.

This session is led by Harry Winters, MD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull; Behzad Doratotaj, MD, director of hematology and oncology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull and clinical assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine; and Neftali Perez, community health representative and patient navigator at the Communities Partnering in Navigation in New York City Program, part of Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program.

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

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

Community Participation in Health Research

What is community-based participatory research? What is the value of community engagement in research? How can community-based participatory research projects inform and enhance public health interventions? These and other questions will be answered during this lecture. Join Nadia Islam, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Population Health, and Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor in the Department of Population Health, for examples of research taking place at NYU Langone Health and their direct impact on vulnerable communities.

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Comedy Cures: An Evening of Hope and Laughter

Join us as we partner with the ComedyCures Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit organization that brings joy, hope, laughter, and therapeutic entertainment programs to patients and caregivers around the globe. At this unique, interactive evening, we will laugh, develop our comic perspectives, and build a community of support as Saranne Rothberg, founder and CEO of the ComedyCures Foundation, and her special guest comedian tickle our funny bones and share fun daily strategies for living. This event is part of our Cancer Survivorship Learning Series.

Ms. Rothberg is an award-winning comedic motivational speaker and a stage IV cancer survivor. Ms. Rothberg is also featured in Oprah Winfrey’s book Live Your Best Life as a “hero” for improving the quality of life of patients and caregivers worldwide.

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 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.

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, join our panel of experts as they discuss who is at risk for colon cancer, who should be screened and when, and what screening options are available. A colorectal cancer patient also shares a personal story. Lunch will be provided after the program.

This session is led by Sophie Balzora, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology; Michael Grieco, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery; Joseph Ravenell, MD, associate professor in the departments of Population Health and Medicine and director of Diversity in Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center; Julia Smith, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and clinical director of the Cancer Screening Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center; Amanda Bontempo, MS, RD, CSO, CDN, oncology dietitian and wellness coordinator at Perlmutter Cancer Center; and Neftali Perez, community health representative and patient navigator at the Communities Partnering in Navigation in New York City Program, part of Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 11:00AM-1:30PM
Location: NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Although prostate cancer is highly treatable, recurrence is something that many patients are concerned about. A recurrence means that the cancer has come back, either in the same place where it originally developed or elsewhere in the body. Recurrent prostate cancer is typically detected through prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests and imaging scans. Join David Wise, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Urology and Medicine, to discuss risk factors you should know to help determine if your prostate cancer is likely to return and understanding the available options if your prostate cancer does recur.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 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.

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

The 40th 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 us for a discussion of the findings presented at this premier symposium.

This session is led by Naamit Gerber, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology; Marleen 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 Freya Schnabel, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery.

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 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.