April 6, 2022 — On Friday, April 1 at 2 p.m., the Milton and Caroll Petrie Department of Urology at Mount Sinai will host a ribbon cutting ceremony in Wagner Houses’ Community Plaza Ground, 451 East 120th Street, to celebrate the launch of the Mount Sinai Robert F. Smith Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening Unit. The community-based wellness initiative, launched in partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System, was created to support prostate health in the Black community. Philanthropist Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and entertainer Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, comedian Chris Tucker, Dr. Ash Tewari, System Chair, Department of Urology of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and other Mount Sinai leaders will be in attendance.
Made possible by a donation from Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, the mobile unit brings state-of-the-art imaging equipment and specialized staff directly to the communities that need them most, offering screenings and tests, including:
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
- Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
- ExactVu Mico-Ultrasound System
- EchoNous Bladder Scanner
- Genomic Test
The initiative is led by Dr. Ash Tewari, System Chair, Department of Urology of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who is a world renowned urologist and prostate cancer surgeon. As Director of the Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer, he leads a multidisciplinary team committed to improving prostate cancer treatment, research, and education. The department sees over 100,000 patients annually and is at the forefront of urological care.
For more information about the Mobile MRI Unit, visit https://reports.mountsinai.org/article/uro2022-07-mount-sinai-prepares-to-launch-mobile-unit