Join Us: 2nd Annual NYC Prostate Cancer Summit

ProstateCancerSummit_Postcard.BlogThe Inaugural New York City Prostate Cancer Summit in 2018 granted us the ability to educate and empower nearly 250 prostate cancer patients, loved ones, healthcare professionals and community members with the latest updates in the field. Following the success of last year’s event, Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are joining forces again to host the 2nd Annual NYC Prostate Cancer Summit on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 

The Summit will take place from 8AM – 2PM at the New York Academy of Medicine on 1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029. The event is free and open to all patients and loved ones impacted by prostate cancer.

RSVP is required. Reserve your seat today: http://bit.ly/nycprostatesummit19

We are pleased to offer a fresh slate of presentations based on audience suggestions from last year’s event. Here’s your first look at the topics on tap.

Introductory remarks by David Nanus, MD, of Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital 

The Latest Therapies and Technologies for Diagnosing and Treating Prostate Cancer

Cora Sternberg, MD – Treatment Overview
Weill Cornell Medicine

Jim Hu, MD – Focal Therapy
Weill Cornell Medicine

Sean McBride, MD – Hypofractionation (short course) Radiation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Charles Drake, MD, PhD – Immunotherapy and Other Targeted Therapies
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Moderated by Mark Stein, MD, of Columbia University Irving Medical Center

What Your Genes Really Mean: Examining Family History, Prognosis and Outcomes

Feighanne Hathaway, MS, CGC
University of Chicago Medicine

Coping with Side Effects and Maximizing Quality of Life

Joseph Alukal, MD – Sexual Health and Incontinence
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Guy Maytal, MD – Anxiety
Weill Cornell Medicine

Moderated by Susan Slovin, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Is A Clinical Trial Right for You? Advancing Prostate Cancer Research

Scott Tagawa, MD, MS, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dina Lansey, MSN, RN, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Ed Randall, Fans for the Cure

Moderated by Jonathan W. Simons, MD, of the Prostate Cancer Foundation

 

Inaugural NYC Prostate Cancer Summit

Over 200 prostate cancer patients and loved ones from across the Tri-State Area attended our Inaugural New York City Prostate Cancer Summit last year. The education and advocacy event was a collaboration among Manhattan’s top academic medical institutions: Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Local medical experts and national advocacy leaders came together to discuss topics including immunotherapy, screening, coping with anxiety and much more.

In case you missed the Summit, check out the video recaps below, and mark your calendar for our Second Annual Summit on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Join Us: Weill Cornell Medicine Kidney Cancer Patient Education Symposium

We are excited to announce that Weill Cornell Medicine’s first Kidney Cancer Patient Education Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9AM – 2PM. 

Join fellow patients, and connect with leading medical experts as our own Dr. Ana Molina hosts discussions surrounding the most exciting updates in kidney cancer research and care. Here’s a sneak peek at what we have in store:

Updates inKidneyCancer Research & TreatmentKC Event
Maria Carlo, MD – Genetics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
 
Tim McClure, MD
– Interventional Radiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Ana Molina, MD – Medical Oncology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Himanshu Nagar, MD – Radiation Oncology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Douglas Scherr, MD – Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine

Advancements in Immunotherapy
Charles Drake, MD, PhD 
Genitourinary Oncology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

The Patient’s Role in Cancer Care
Dena Battle
President, KCCure

Coping with Kidney Cancer
Kelly Trevino, PhD
Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Symposium will be hosted on the third floor of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Belfer Research Building (413 E. 69th Street | New York, NY 10065). Breakfast and networking will begin at 8AM. Lunch will also be provided.

The event is free and open to all patients and loved ones impacted by kidney cancer. RSVP is required. Reserve your seat today: http://bit.ly/kidneycancersymposium19