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[September 14, 2012]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Offering Free Prostate Screenings September 17 – September 22:

Screenings to Be Held at SUNY Downstate Sites throughout Brooklyn

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, but with early detection and treatment the five-year survival rate exceeds 99 percent. SUNY Downstate Medical Center's University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is urging men between the ages of 40 and 75 to take advantage of free prostate cancer screenings September 17 to 22 at various UHB sites throughout the borough.

For more information call 718-270-3739 or 718-270-8846, or the numbers listed below.
Screenings will be held at SUNY Downstate’s UHB at Central Brooklyn, 470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite I (“eye”), Monday, September 17, through Thursday, September 20, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Other sites are:

Downstate at Long Island College Hospital, 97 Amity Street, Family Medicine Suite, 4th floor, Tuesday, September 18; Thursday, September 20; and Friday, September 21, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information call 718-780-2860.

UHB’s Family Health Services at 840 Lefferts Avenue, Monday, September 17, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Wednesday, September 19, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information call 718-493-0300.

The Center for Health Care Services at Bedford-Stuyvesant, 613 Throop Avenue, Tuesday, September 18, and Thursday, September 20, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Call 718-602-6200.

SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge, 699 92nd Street at Seventh Avenue, holds screenings for prostate cancer on an ongoing basis Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information, call 718-567-1400 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 eighth 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.