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[September 13, 2011]                                                  

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Offering Free Prostate Screenings Sep. 19 – Sep. 22 to Men Forty Years of Age and Older:

Screenings to Be Held at SUNY Downstate Sites in Northern, Central, and Southern Brooklyn


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 for four days beginning Sep. 19. 

Screenings will held at University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB), 470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite I (“eye”), Monday, Sep. 19 through Thursday, Sep. 22, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Screenings will also be conducted at UHB at Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks Street, Urology Clinic, 7th floor, on Tuesday, Sep. 20 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Thursday, Sep. 22 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge, 699 92nd Street at Seventh Avenue, will hold screenings on Monday, Sep. 19 and Tuesday Sep. 20 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, and on Wednesday, Sep. 21 and Thursday, Sep. 22 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Screenings also will be held at UHB’s Family Health Services at 840 Lefferts Avenue on Monday, Sep. 19 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and at the Center for Health Care Services at Bedford-Stuyvesant, 613 Throop Avenue, on Tuesday, Sep. 20 and Thursday, Sep. 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

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


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.