Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month brought together patients, caregivers, health practitioners, and researchers for advocacy and educational events to raise awareness for prostate cancer research.

This September, NYC launched its Inaugural NYC Prostate Cancer Summit, a free education event for all those affected by prostate cancer. The Summit was led by experts from Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The Summit featured presentations on screening, diagnosis and treatment, information on the role of nutrition and diet, strategies for coping, and a final panel on advocacy opportunities. The premier summit connected over 200 advocates to explore critical prostate cancer topics. 

NYC also launched its Inaugural Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on September 23rd. The event featured a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. This year a group of physicians, researchers, staff, and other healthcare practitioners from Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Columbia University Medical Center joined together to form “Team Urology”.  Team Urology participants ran and walked to raise awareness for prostate cancer research and a total of $1,552 to support Zero Prostate Cancer.

In support of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Weill Cornell Medicine Prostate SPORE also hosted a Prostate Cancer Awareness Seminar at the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, September 29th. Dr. Michael Marean, Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine Urology- Brooklyn, presented to over 25 attendees. 

The Prostate Cancer Awareness Month events brought together prostate cancer advocates from all areas of prostate cancer treatment, research, and personal experience. We look forward to seeing these events and more continue next year.


Weill Cornell Medicine SPORE in Prostate Cancer Belfer Research Building
413 E. 69th St.
New York, NY 10021 Phone: (646) 962-6184