Educational Lectures

Educational Lectures provide access to valuable information including medical, legal, financial, and other cancer specific topics. All Red Door Community lectures are free and open to members and the general public. Here is a selection of our previous lectures. For a list of upcoming lectures visit our Program Calendar.

How Do We Know When Stress Shows Up In Our Lives? 
April 26, 2021
Facilitated by
Haley Feldman, LCSW &
Migdalia Torres, LCSW-R

This lecture covers the differences between stress and anxiety – how they affect your physical and mental well being. Facilitators Haley & Migdalia also cover ways to manage both.  

Medical Cannabis: Cancer Pain Management & More
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Facilitated by Dara Huang, M.D., Manhattan Compassionate Care.

In this lecture, Dr. Huang talks about the science and history of medical cannabis, how it differs from recreational marijuana, and when and how it can be helpful for symptom relief for patients living with cancer. However, it is still controversial and not lawful in all states. She also discusses the required administrative process to get a cannabis prescription in New York State.

BRCA Genetics and Hereditary Caner in the Ashkenazi Jewish Population
October 23, 2018
Speaker: Melissa K. Rosen, MA, Director of National Outreach & Peggy Cottrell, MS, CGC, Genetics Program Coordinator of Sharsheret

Melissa K. Rosen and Peggy Cottrell will present an overview on the BRCA genes and what it means to carry the mutation. Those of Ashkenazi Jewish descent are 10x more likely to carry the BRCA mutation. They will focus on the genetic implications among the Ashkenazi population. They will also review who should consider genetic screening and what should be considered prior to screening as well.

Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis
Aug 11, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00pm 

Please join Seymour, Erlene, MD and Sawas, Ahmed, MD from Flatiron Health for a lecture that focuses on understanding and managing a cancer diagnosis. This interactive discussion will introduce the initial diagnosis process that includes the workup, management, prognosis, a general overview of the clinic, testing, and cancer treatment options.

Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and Modern Treatment Options
Aug 25, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00pm

Please join us for an insightful educational talk on prostate cancer diagnosis and modern treatment options with Dr. Jonathan Lischalk, Medical Director for the NYU Langone Health NYCyberknife at the Perlmutter Cancer Center- Manhattan. Dr. Lischalk will discuss prostate cancer, the importance of screening, the contemporary treatment approaches and answers any questions that you may have.

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