FOR RELEASE: 3/26/2012Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637

“Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing: The Latest Updates” topic of April 17 support group meeting in Trumbull

Bridgeport Hospital urologist Nicholas Viner, MD, will discuss the latest information about prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer during the next meeting of Man to Man, the hospital’s prostate cancer support group, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Spring Meadows, 6949 Main St., Trumbull. The meeting is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served. For information or to register, call toll free 1-888-357-2396.

The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital is approved with commendation by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program. The Cancer Institute delivers care to more than 1,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year—more than any other hospital in Fairfield County.

Bridgeport Hospital is a member of the Yale-New Haven Cancer Network, an alliance of hospitals across Connecticut that provides access to the latest breakthroughs and delivers an unparalleled level of expertise in cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Part of Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 18,000 patients and receives more than 240,000 outpatient visits annually.