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Vantage Medical Group Announces
Free Prostate Screening Event on February 2
Vantage Medical Group will offer free prostate cancer screening at Northern Boulevard
Radiation Oncology in Flushing on Sunday, February 2 from 2:00PM-6:00PM. The free
screening is part of the Brown Byrd Foundation’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, which
aims to raise awareness, encourage early screening, and promote research.
Because survival rates remain high when the cancer is detected early, Vantage hopes
that those at an increased risk will take advantage of this opportunity. Men over the age of
50 face a higher risk of prostate cancer, as do African-American men and those with a
family history of the disease.
The State of New York plans to observe the day by lighting Niagara Falls blue, the color of
prostate cancer awareness. In a statement, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli
stressed the event’s importance.
“Created by two people who lost their grandfathers to the disease, the Brown Byrd
Foundation recognizes the critical importance of early detection and treatment in order to
save lives threatened by prostate cancer,” DiNapoli wrote.
Vantage Medical Group invited community leaders and elected officials to the event in a
letter this week. The group emphasized the valuable role these leaders can play if they
promote and attend the event.
Northern Boulevard Radiation Oncology is located at 158-06 Northern Boulevard in
Flushing. For more information on the event, please visit www.brownbyrdfoundation.org
or call 718-445-3700 / 718-412-1980.
Vantage Medical Group positions community physicians to provide local, individualized,
and compassionate care to patients at six locations in New York City. With decades of
combined experience in radiation oncology, surgery, urology, and hematology, Vantage
Medical Group’s team includes award-winning physicians who are widely respected as
innovative leaders in their fields.
The Brown Byrd Foundation, which has sponsored Prostate Cancer Awareness Day since
2009, aims to raise prostate cancer awareness, fund research, and improve access to
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