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[September 21, 2009]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Offering Free Prostate Screenings Sep. 21 – Sep. 25 to Men Forty Years of Age and Over


Prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if discovered early. SUNY Downstate Medical Center and its University Hospital of Brooklyn are offering free prostate cancer screenings to men 40 years of age and older the week of Sep. 21. 

Screenings will held at University Hospital of Brooklyn, 470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite I (“eye”), Monday, Sep. 21 through Thursday, Sep. 24, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Screenings will also be available on Monday only at SUNY Downstate’s Family Health Services, 840 Lefferts Avenue, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

SUNY Downstate’s Throop Center for Health Care Services also will be offering free prostate screenings Monday through Friday, Sep. 21 to Sep. 25, at 613 Throop Avenue, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

For more information call 718-270-8846 or 718-270-3739.


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks ninth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school. For more information, visit