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“Drive Against Prostate Cancer”

-Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Host Free Screening Event-

(Englewood, NJ, August 22, 2012) Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and the National Prostate Cancer Coalition are once again joining forces to host the “Drive Against Prostate Cancer.” The free screening event will be held at the Englewood Field Club on Thursday, September 20 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The “Drive Against Prostate Cancer” is the nation’s only mobile prostate cancer testing program, which is designed to promote awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment. Testing may help prevent some 17,000 men from receiving a late-stage diagnosis, according to a recently-released study published in the journal Cancer.

“Annual screenings are key in fighting this aggressive and deadly disease,” said, Richard Lee, MD, Chief of Urology at Englewood Hospital. “The Medical Center’s physicians will be on hand to provide free testing to men in our community. We want to give them the best possible chance against prostate cancer.”

The Medical Center’s board-certified physicians will provide the free, confidential screening to men ages 40 and older. No insurance or appointments are needed to participate in this event.

What: “Drive Against Prostate Cancer” Free Screening Event

Who: For men ages 40+ in our community who wish to be screened for prostate cancer by Englewood Hospital’s board-certified physicians in conjunction with the National Prostate Cancer Coalition.

When: Thursday, September 20, 9am-5pm

Where: The Englewood Field Club

341 Engle Street

Englewood, NJ 07631

How: Registration is requested. Call 1-866-980-3462.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.  Its Vascular Fellowship Program has trained a generation of world-class vascular surgeons.  Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.