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CornerStone Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2018
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A "Bite of Hope" for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
New Star Room Designed Exclusively for Special Needs Children
An Outpouring of Support for the Cancer Center for Kids
Child Life Donations It Takes a Village
A Record Breaking Yuletide Ball
New Volunteer Birth-Doula Program is Born at NYU Winthrop
Internationally Acclaimed Pulmonary Rehab Program Celebrates 30 Years
NYU Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,046,000 for Emergency Department Renovation Project
Hospital Celebrates the Dedication of the Stanley S. Zielony Neurosciences Wing
Athletic Trainers Help Student-Athletes Safely Spring into Sports
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
NYU Winthrop Receives $4.2 Million NIH Grant to Study Neurocognitive Impact of Long Term Diabetes
At the Forefront of Lung Cancer Care: NYU Winthrop Leads the Way in the Area of Robotic Surgery
NYU Langone Health Brings Heart Transplant Services to NYU Winthrop
Annual Event is a Recipe for Success for One Local Foundation
Long Island’s First-Ever Ovarian Transplant Aims to Restore Fertility to Leukemia Survivor
Former NY Mets Star Infielder: Living with Prostate Cancer
The Naming of the David R. Doucette Clinical Research Center
The World's Smallest, Leadless Pacemaker Comes to NYU Winthrop
Stop the Bleed Prepares Communities to Respond to Terrorism Program aspires to save "countless lives"
Serving those who Served NYU Winthrop for Veterans Program
Have You Heard About the Grateful Patients and Families Program?
Once Again, Hospital Recognized for Meritorious Patient Outcomes by ACS

Former NY Mets Star Infielder: Living with Prostate Cancer

Edgardo Alfonzo, a former NY Mets second and third baseman who was part of an infield team considered among the best in Major League Baseball history, spoke at a Men’s Health Forum at NYU Winthrop Hospital, sharing his personal battle with prostate cancer. Mr. Alfonzo played with the Mets for seven years until 2002. Earlier this year, he was named Manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a franchise affiliated with the Mets.

Former NY Mets Star Infielder: Living with Prostate Cancer Forum | NYU Winthrop Hospital

NY Mets alumni Edgardo Alfonzo discusses his personal fight to overcome prostate cancer with radio personality Ed Randall and a NYU Winthrop audience.

“I never thought prostate cancer was going to happen to me, being an athlete, especially at an early age,” said Mr. Alfonzo. “If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone, but with early detection, chances of survival vastly improve.” The Mets player was diagnosed, treated and cured at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

The Men’s Health Forum offered free prostate cancer screenings (PSA tests), and those in an at-risk age group – ages 40-80 – showing an abnormal PSA were then offered a 4Kscore diagnostic blood test. That test analyzes prostate specific biomarkers along with patient clinical information to accurately detect a man’s personalized risk for aggressive prostate cancer.

Former NY Mets Star Infielder: Living with Prostate Cancer Forum | NYU Winthrop Hospital

Dr. Aaron Katz, Chairman of Urology; Dr. Jon Haas, Urologist, Ed Randall, Dr. Anthony Corcoran, Uro-Oncologist; Dr. Jeffrey Schiff, Urologist. (Not pictured: Dr. Todd Carpenter, Radiation Oncology Physician).

The forum also featured a prestigious panel of experts who discussed advances in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The panel was led by Aaron E. Katz, MD, a pioneer in the field of men’s health who developed cryosurgery to treat and cure prostate cancers. Dr. Katz is the Chairman of Urology at NYU Winthrop Hospital, and during panel discussions, posed prostate cancer scenarios to colleagues, who opined on how they would treat respective cases. The NYU Winthrop expert colleagues were Jeffrey T. Schiff, MD, Attending Urologist; Anthony T. Corcoran, MD, Uro-Oncologist; and Todd Carpenter, MD, Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology.

A spring Men’s Health Seminar is scheduled for June 16. Mark your calendar to hear the latest on early detection and treatment. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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