September 12, 2007

UAMS Offers Free Prostate Screenings

LITTLE ROCK – Free prostate screenings will be held by appointment from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 on the sixth floor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC).


 


The screenings are for men ages 50-75 or African-American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer who are ages 40-75.


 


To make an appointment for a screening, call (501) 296-1508 from 10 a.m. to noon, starting Sept. 12.


 


Parking is available for a nominal fee in the Outpatient Center parking deck on the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.


 


The UAMS prostate screenings provide participants an opportunity to be involved in research for the prevention of prostate cancer. The knowledge gained from this research may improve prostate cancer outcomes.


 


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,435 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.