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[September 12, 2013]

SUNY Downstate Medical Center to Provide Free Prostate Screenings

 

Brooklyn – SUNY Downstate Medical Center will provide free prostate screenings the week of September 16, 2013 at three locations in Brooklyn.

Men who are at high risk, such as men with a family history of prostate cancer, are advised to start screening between the ages of 40 – 54 years. For men at low risk, screening will be available for men ages 55 – 69.

SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge will provide screenings Monday, September 16, through Saturday, September 21, from 10 am to 8:00 pm. The address is 9036 Seventh Avenue, at 92nd Street. For more information about screenings at this location, call 718-567-1400 or 718-270-3739.

Downstate’s University Hospital of Brooklyn at 470 Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush will provide screenings in Suite I (Eye) on Tuesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 19 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Call 718-270-8846 or 718-270-3739 for more information.

Downstate’s Family Health Services at 840 Lefferts Avenue will provide screenings on Monday, September 16 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Call 718-493-0300 or 718-270-8846 for more information.

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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.

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