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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens to Host Prevent Cancer Super Colon® at Queens Center Mall

Interactive Walk Through Super Colon® To Be Displayed Saturday, March 25  


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens will host the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® exhibit on Saturday, March 25 at the Queens Center Mall. The Super Colon® is “an interactive walk-through exhibit traveling to communities all across America with the message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable!”

According to the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cancer killer in the United States.  NewYork-Presbyterian Queens will spearhead a borough wide colon cancer awareness campaign to educate the public, raise community awareness and promote access to colon cancer screening.

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is the lead administrator for the New York State Department of Health Cancer Service Program of Queens and proudly serves one of the most diverse communities in the United States.

WHEN & WHERE:  Saturday, March 25 at Queens Center Mall, Center Court (90-15 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY 11373)

  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Remarks
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interviews, Super Colon® Open to Media

WHO: 


  • Maureen Buglino, RN, MPH, vice president of Ambulatory Care, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • Jacqueline Xouris, RN, MSN, clinical director, Cancer Services Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • Moshe Rubin, M.D., gastroenterologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • Ellen Gutkin, M.D., gastroenterologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

VISUAL:

  • Camera crews can walk through and capture an interactive exhibit. Sample images of the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® can be found here.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, located in Flushing, New York, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, serving Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties.  Annually, 15,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. With its network of affiliated primary and multispecialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 124,000 emergency service visits annually. For more information, visit nyp.org/queens


Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection.  Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.  For more information, visit www.preventcancer.org

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