SUNY Downstate to Provide Free Prostate Screenings September 15-18, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Sep 12, 2014

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center will mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Week by providing free prostate screenings for high-risk men, who start screening at ages 40-54 years old, and for low-risk men, ages 55-69 years old, beginning Monday, September 15 through Thursday, September 18.

High-risk men are defined as men with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men.

The screenings will take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite I (Eye), Brooklyn, New York 11203, each of the four days.

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


About SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively.

SUNY Downstate ranks twelfth 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.