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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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 or email us at cancerevents@nyulangone.org.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Balancing Work and Cancer

In this lecture, Nicole Jarvis, LMSW, provides information to help patients think through various issues related to working after a cancer diagnosis. She discusses deciding whether to work or take time off, making disclosure decisions at work and online, accessing rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more.

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Learn About Genitourinary Cancers

Genitourinary cancers represent testicular cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. Medical oncologist Arjun V. Balar, MD, examines these different types of genitourinary cancer and discusses the latest updates in detection, screening, treatment, and how to reduce your risk.

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

Date: Thursday, September 5, 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 email cancerevents@nyulangone.org.

The Cancer Research Institute Immunotherapy Patient Summit

Immunotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to prevent, control, and eliminate cancer. Join us for a day of learning with medical experts including Perlmutter Cancer Center medical oncologists Sylvia Adams, MD, and Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD; gynecologic oncologist Claire Friedman, MD, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Gulam A. Manji, MD, PhD, director of medical oncology and translational research for the Pancreas Center at New York–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Hear these experts share the latest research updates in immunotherapy, as well as from patients who share their experiences with immunotherapy. A healthy lunch is provided, during which attendees can continue the conversation alongside expert and patient speakers.

In the afternoon, attendees choose a small breakout session to take a deeper dive into specific questions with experts. These breakout sessions focus on breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, gynecologic cancer, thoracic cancer, and other types of cancer. Patients, caregivers, friends, family, and advocates are all encouraged to attend this event. Registrants also have the opportunity to book a one-on-one confidential appointment with a clinical trial navigator to search for immunotherapy clinical trials.

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 10:00AM-3:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: To reserve a seat, register online, email patients@cancerresearch.org, or call 212-688-7515.

Advancements in Ovarian Cancer Screening and Treatment

Gynecologic oncologist Douglas A. Levine, MD, discusses the latest breakthroughs in screening, treatment, and disease management in ovarian cancer.

This program is presented in collaboration with SHARE Cancer Support.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 5:30-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: To register, call the ovarian cancer helpline 866-537-4273.

Partners in Treatment and Care: Patient and Caregiver Forum

The American Brain Tumor Association is hosting a free half-day educational meeting in partnership with Perlmutter Cancer Center. Patients, families, caregivers, and allied healthcare professionals are invited to participate in this free educational and networking meeting. Join us to learn about up-to-date advances in brain tumor research and treatment from leading experts, receive guidance on symptom and lifestyle management, and share experiences with other patients who have brain tumors and families.

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 8:30AM-2:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Register online, email info@abta.org, or call ABTA at 800-886-2282.

Spotlight on Prostate Cancer: Screening and Groundbreaking Research

Prostate cancer screening has been the subject of much controversy in recent years. During this lecture, urologic oncologist James S. Wysock, MD, discusses the pros and cons of screening and treatment and the latest findings in research and innovative cancer care.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Breast Cancer in Women of Color

Join our experts for a morning of empowered learning and sharing for women of color who are at risk for or previously received a breast cancer diagnosis. Speakers address key topics, including genetics, survivorship, legal rights, supportive services, screening, triple negative–breast cancer, and more. A member from the Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program discusses the role of a patient navigator and services provided by this program.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 8:30AM-2:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Women’s Cancers: Are You at Risk?

A little knowledge can go a long way in helping you understand your risk for breast cancer and gynecologic cancer. Our experts, including gynecologic oncologist Siobhan M. Kehoe, MD, and breast surgeon Amber A. Guth, MD, teach you about your risk factors, steps for prevention, and the current treatment options available for these types of cancer.

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

Date: Friday, October 4, 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.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Demystifying the Billing and Insurance System

When you have cancer, trying to understand the complex billing and insurance system can be overwhelming. In this informative lecture, our financial experts help you navigate this process. Speakers include assistant director of patient intake and financial services Maria Elisa DiVincenzo and supervisors of patient financial services Michelle Rivera and Edward Vasquez. In this lecture, they discuss the billing and insurance system, benefits coverage, and resources available, such as financial counseling and copay assistance.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Reconstructive Surgery Options for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast reconstruction can help restore the look and feel of the breast after a mastectomy. Learn about the many surgical options available so that you can decide which reconstruction is right for you. Our speakers include breast surgeon Deborah M. Axelrod, MD, and plastic surgeon Jamie P Levine, MD.

This program is presented in collaboration with SHARE Cancer Support.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Coping with Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. During this lecture, urologist Seth D. Cohen, MD, MPH, discusses the causes of erectile dysfunction and reviews the treatments available to those who suffer from this common disorder.

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Lymphedema Education Series: Updates in Research

Lymphedema, a condition in which lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling, is common after surgical treatment for cancer. Lymphedema may also occur after nonsurgical cancer treatments. In both cases, prevention, early detection, and intervention are critical. For patients with severe lymphedema, lymphedema surgery may be another choice. In this lecture, Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, discusses the latest updates in research and practice.

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: 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. Jyoti Narang, MA, PA-C, MBA, chief physician assistant of surgical oncology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, discusses the signs, symptoms, and available treatment options for pancreatic cancer, as well as the latest research in this field.

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

Date: Thursday, November 7, 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.

Cancer Awareness and Education Day

Join us for a day of learning and sharing for survivors, patients, caregivers, and those interested in the prevention, detection, risk, and treatment of various types of cancer. The morning session focuses on screening, nutrition, genetics, living a healthy lifestyle, and clinical trials. In the afternoon, you attend smaller sessions that focus on specific diseases. Experts in these fields discuss advances in treatment, immunotherapy, surveillance, and risk reduction. This event is hosted by Perlmutter Cancer Center and NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Location: NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center, Treiber Family Conference Center, Room G-018, 101 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY
Registration: To reserve your seat, please call 516-663-1079.

Neurofibromatosis Patient and Family Forum

In this forum, physicians, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, audiologists, and nurses who care for patients at tNYU Langone’s Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, provide the latest management recommendations for patients living with neurofibromatosis type 1 and type 2.

Patients, families, and caregivers also receive practical advice on neurofibromatosis issues that they face on a daily basis. Topics include: current clinical trials, social and emotional aspects of neurofibromatosis, neurocognitive functioning, genetics, and family planning. There is no cost to attend the forum, and breakfast and beverages are provided.

This year, we are hosting a ‘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, November 10, 2019
Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Registration is from 8:00-9:00AM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Advanced Prostate Cancer

In this lecture, medical oncologist David R. Wise, MD, MPH, discusses the latest treatments for advanced prostate cancer, as well as innovative research and experimental treatments currently in clinical trials.

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 5:30-6:30PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

How to Find Reliable Cancer Information Online

There is an overwhelming amount of health information online. How can you make sure the sites you visit are trustworthy? How do you know the information is reliable? In this lecture, Sallie Willcox, MLS, patient education librarian from NYU Langone’s Health Literacy Services, gives you tips on evaluating health information and finding high-quality resources.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

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

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, this lecture addresses the latest news in lung cancer diagnosis, management, and treatment. Speakers include pulmonologist and cardiothoracic surgeon, Gaetane C. Michaud, MD; medical oncologist Joshua K. Sabari, MD; and senior social worker Catherine Paykin, LCSW-R. Lanni Boyd, MPH, associate director of stakeholder relations at the Lung Cancer Alliance shares updates on advocacy.

Lunch is provided after the program.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM
Location: 550 First Avenue, Joan and Smilow Research Center, First Floor Seminar Room
Registration: Email cancerevents@nyulangone.org or call 212-263-2266.

Coping with Cancer During the Holiday Season

For some, the holidays can be a depressing time. Feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anger can intensify when contrasted with the joy expected of the holidays. In this lecture, psychiatrist Asher D. Aladjem, MD, provides relaxation tips and discusses ways of coping with holiday blues, managing expectations, and making the most of the season.

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

Date: Thursday, December 12, 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.

Cancer Survivorship Learning Series: Sleep Better and Boost Your Energy Naturally

Bad bedtime habits can be hard to break. But if you have trouble sleeping, now might be a good time to try new routines. In this lecture, neurologist Karen L. Lee, MD, from NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center, shares how to maximize your chances of getting a good night’s rest with simple mind–body techniques that you can use tonight, and every night.

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121
Registration: 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.