Health Education Seminar

The educational programs sponsored by The Society are conducted in cooperation with the professional staff of the Center and have, over many years, included lectures, forums, seminars, group discussions, printed materials, and videos. The annual Health Education Seminar is central to The Society's commitment to providing public education on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. A different discussion topic is selected every year based on its timeliness and importance and expert clinicians at MSK are invited to speak on the chosen subject.



Healthy Nutrition: From 12th to 21st Century

Moshe Shike, MD
Director, Clinical Nutrition


The Microbiome: A World Within Us

Marcel R.M. van den Brink, MD, PhD
Head, Division of Hematologic Malignancies


Exercise for Health and Wellness

Lee Jones, PhD
Director, Exercise Oncology Service


The Society's Past HES Topics

2018: Skin Secrets Exposed: New Developments in Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

  • You can view the entire April 11th seminar by clicking this link  2018 HES
  • Speakers: Dr. Michael A. Marchetti, Dr. Michael A. Postow, Dr. Anthony Rossi


2016: Cancer Caregiving: How MSK Prepares and Supports You- the Modern Caregiver, Everything You Need to Know


2015: Advancements in Precision Imaging: Detection, Treatments, Outcomes

  • Speakers: Dr. Hedvig Hricak, Dr. Moritz F. Kircher, Dr. Stephen B. Solomon


2014: Integrative Medicine:  Who? What? Where? Why?

  • Speakers: Dr. Barrie R. Cassileth, Dr. Gary Deng, Dr. Kathleen Wesa, Lara Benusis


2013: New Hope for Curing Lung Cancer: The Truth About Smoking, Screening and Survivorship

  • Speakers: Dr. Nabil P. Rizk, Dr. Inderpal S. Sarkaria, Dr. Mark G. Kris, Dr. Jamie S. Ostroff


2012: Hot Topics: Immunotherapy: The Next Steps in Cancer Control

  • Speakers: Dr. Kent Sepkowitz, Dr. Jedd D. Wolchok, Dr. Paul Sabbatini


2011: Skin Savers:  Everything You Wanted to Know About Skin Cancer But Were Afraid to Ask

  • Speakers: Dr. Steven Q. Wang, Dr. Erica H. Lee, Dr. Ashfaq A. Marghoob


2010: Hot Topics:  Leading-Edge Information That Can Change Your Life

  • Speakers: Dr. Peter T. Scardino, Dr. Larry Norton, Dr. Moshe Shike


2009: Caring While Curing: Treating the Whole Patient and Family


2008: All in the Family: Clinical Genetics


2007: Survivorship: Living Beyond Cancer


2006: Translational Research: Turning Discoveries into Treatments


2005: What is Knowledge: Navigating Cancer Facts in the Media


2004: End of Life Issues: Finding Hope, Meaning & Value


2003: Breast Cancer: Progress and Promise


2002: A New Era in Cancer Research:  From Bench to Bedside


2001: The Skin Cancer Story: Keeping Your Skin Healthy and Understanding the Risks and Warning Signs of Skin Cancer


2000: Nature vs. Nurture: Heredity, Cancer Susceptibility and Prevention


1999: Lung Cancer: Myths and Facts


1998: Implications of Modern Biology, Treatment and Prevention of Breast and Prostate Cancer