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IMF Founding President Responds to New York Times 8.7.14

August 7, 2014  New York Times:  Prostate Screening Still Not Recommended for All

Deepak Kapoor is founder of IMF, Chairman and CEO Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC, and Clinical Associate Professor of Urology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Here is his comment:

The ERSPC study finds that that men screened for prostate cancer were 27% less likely to die from their disease then those who were unscreened.  Importantly, the survival benefits for patients screened for prostate cancer becomes more significant the longer patients are followed, which supports the notion that early detection of this disease saves lives.  Indeed, these are precisely the findings we have seen in the United States – since the advent of PSA testing, the 10 year survival rates for prostate cancer has increased from 50% to over 99% while the death rate has decreased by nearly 40%.


Urologists and other physicians who care for men stricken with prostate cancer are well aware of the need to target diagnostic and treatment efforts to those men at greatest risk – that’s why Advanced Urology Centers of New York supports international screening guidelines that targets testing to where it will do the most good.  Screening for prostate cancer simply provides a man with information to help them make informed decisions regarding their own health – it is not a commitment to undergo treatment.  We strongly agree with the view presented by the authors of the study, that “early diagnosis cannot be refused to men who are well informed and request to be tested.” To that end, all men should have a conversation with their physician on their risk factors and whether testing for prostate cancer is right for them.



Deepak A. Kapoor M.D.
Chairman and CEO
Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC

Clinical Associate Professor of Urology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Thank You Carlton Barnswell M.D.!

On Saturday, July 27th, free prostate cancer screenings were held at the
Hollis Ave. Congregational Church located at 211-04 Hollis Ave. in Queens Village, New York.

Screenings, which included a PSA blood test and physical exam (DRE) were generously provided by Carlton Barnswell, M.D.

Thank you to Dr. Barnswell for continuing to provide assistance and outreach to the community on this very important issue!



SAVE THE DATE for The 5th Annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer®!

Fall Runners 


IMF is thrilled to announce the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer® taking place on Sunday, November 17, 2013!

We hope you will join us!

  • 9:30 AM

There will be FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings at the event, an informative health exhibit, refreshments and fun prizes for participants.

For further information check out our website click here!

To donate to our Active Giving campaign or set up your own personal fundraising page click here!

View photos from last year’s event here!

-Stay tuned for more details – Including online Registration- See you there!!!




on Friday, September 27th!!

IMF is proud to announce the 5th annual WEAR BLUE FOR THE MEN YOU LOVE® day!

Join Integrated Medical Foundation and WEAR BLUE!

Put the focus on Men’s Health and Early Detection for a disease that affects 1 out of 6 men  you love.

Post a picture of yourself wearing BLUE FOR THE MEN YOU LOVE on 9/27 onto Facebook: www.facebook.com/imfcares & show your support for Prostate Cancer Awareness!

Check out last year’s Wear Blue supporters:
























Prostate Cancer remains the second deadliest cancer for men, causing approximately 30,000 deaths each year. Yet if detected early, this disease is almost always curable. The Wear Blue for the Men You Love® campaign, in its fifth year, is a call to action for all the important men in our lives: fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, and friends. Education and early detection are critical to winning the fight against prostate cancer. Join us! WEAR BLUE FOR THE MEN YOU LOVE® on Sept 27th! Thank you for your support!


Happy Father’s Day from Integrated Medical Foundation

Father’s Day is just around the corner!   The perfect gift you can give your Dad is the knowledge they need about early detection of prostate cancer.  Give Dad the gift of saving his life and remind him to talk to his doctor about prostate cancer.  Give the men in your life a reminder too.  Because Early Detection Saves Lives!

Check out our new Prostate Cancer PSA and let us know what you think! 

YOU Tube Channel:


 And on our Facebook Page:  IMF Cares


Happy Father’s Day!!


Race Day Countdown!

Dear Friends,

Late last week, we conducted a site visit to Belmont Park to finalize preparations for the “Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer” on Sunday, June 2nd. The park is a beautiful and unique setting with a rich history, and it is thrilling to envision Race Day with crowds of people coming together to run, walk, and cheer each other on in support of prostate cancer education, awareness and early detection. Everything is in place, and it will be so much more than just a great race and a good time.

With just under two weeks to go, we’d like to ask you to help us spread the word these last few days leading up to race day. All the information is right here.

Please join our staff member, Sasha Abraham, who has been training since January and will be lacing up her sneakers to run in support of this worthy cause. With race day fast approaching, now is your opportunity to make a commitment to be a part of saving the lives of the men we love. Come join us on the racetrack at Belmont Park on June 2nd to support the fight against prostate cancer – whether you choose to run, walk, or make a donation you will be making a difference in this fight.

Since its founding in 2008, Integrated Medical Foundation has been committed to providing the public with the best prostate cancer information and support while offering free screenings to the community. In just five short years, IMF has become a leading source for education, awareness, and early detection of prostate cancer. Please help us continue to fulfill our mission by joining us, along with the many survivors, family, friends, caretakers, physicians and co-workers, on Sunday, June 2nd, at 7:15 p.m.

The experience will leave you absolutely breathless— in more ways than one!

We hope that you’ll be a part of the Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer. All the information is right here.

See you on the course!

Many thanks,

Rhonda Samuel
Executive Director


Boston Marathon Non-Finishers Offered Free Entry to Belmont Stakes “Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer”

For Release: Friday, May 3, 2013


 The organizers of the 2nd annual “Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5 Kilometer Run for Prostate Cancer,” to be held on Sunday evening, June 2nd at Belmont Park, have announced that any runner who was unable to finish this year’s Boston Marathon will be given free entry into the Belmont Stakes Prostate Cancer Run.

In a joint statement issued by Integrated Medical Foundation,  the New York Racing Association, Inc. and the Greater Long Island Running Club, IMF Executive Director Rhonda Samuel noted that “we feel the pain of those runners who trained for many months for this year’s Boston  Marathon and were unable to finish, and we invite those runners to finish their race as our guests here at beautiful Belmont Park on June 2nd.”

Bill Rodgers, the man who personifies the Boston Marathon – himself being a four time winner – has prostate cancer.  Rodgers has run the Boston Marathon a total of 17 times.  “I’d run for something larger than myself” he says in his autobiography after being treated for prostate cancer.   

“On June 2nd, we will be running for prostate cancer…the disease which will afflict 1 in 6 American men in their lifetime and kill 32,000 of the men you love each year,” said Eric Mitchnick, MD of Advanced Urology Centers of New York  and President of Integrated Medical Foundation.

 “As a testament to the goodwill and community spirit of runners which Bill Rodgers personifies,   we invite all those who were unable to complete the Boston marathon to run our 5K on June 2nd  as our guests,”  said Rhonda Samuel, Executive Director of Integrated Medical Foundation and founding race director of  The Belmont Stakes “Blue Ribbon  Run for Prostate Cancer.”  Samuel continued,  “Our heart goes out to those injured or lost in the senseless attack at the Boston Marathon. We are grateful to our sponsors, Advanced Radiation Centers of New York,   Abbvie,  as well as Advanced Urology Centers of New York for their support and hope that those Boston marathoners  who could not finish, will complete  their run with us.”

 The Run will be a prelude to the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes six days later. 

 The entire net proceeds will go to benefit the Integrated Medical Foundation  and its mission to promote awareness and early detection of prostate cancer as well as support services for those affected by this disease.

 Mark your calendar now for Sunday evening, June 2nd.  Call the Greater Long Island Running Club at (516)349-7646 for more information.  For more information about Integrated Medical Foundation visit imfcares.org.

 rhonda, joann, mike

Pictured here trackside at scenic Belmont Park (L to R) IMF Executive Director Rhonda Samuel, NYRA Director of Community Relations Joanne Adams, and GLIRC President Mike Polansky invite Boston Marathon non-finishers to the June 2, 2013 Belmont Stakes 5K



IMF is Hitting The AIRWAVES!!!

In case you haven’t heard, our 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer is approaching fast! We are proud to be working with KJOY (98.3) and B-103 to get the word out about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer. Take a listen to our first 30 and 45-second public service announcements that will be airing from April 29th up through Race Day on June 2nd:




Please join us on June 2nd to help raise awareness of Prostate Cancer!

Register here to run/walk!

Donate or Start a Fundraising Team here!

We’d like to thank NYRA, the Greater Long Island Running Club, the Elmont Chamber of Commerce, and our premier sponsors – Abbvie, Advanced Urology Centers of NY, and Advanced Radiology Centers of NY for helping make this event a reality! We also couldn’t do it without YOU – Thank you ALL for your support!!!

Deepak Kapoor, M.D.

Deepak Kapoor, M.D.



In case you haven’t heard, our 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer is less than two months away! We are proud to be working with CBS Radio (880 AM) to get the word out about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer. Take a listen to our first 30-second public service announcement that will begin airing on CBS Radio on April 30 up through Race Day on June 2nd:

CBS Radio Belmont 30 sec spot

We hope you will join us on June 2nd for this exciting event!

Register here to run/walk!

Donate or Start a Fundraising Team here!


Thank you for your support!


Addabbo Brings Free Prostate Cancer Screening to Maspeth on April 15

4.15.13 Ricciardi screening Thank you to Riccardo Ricciardi, M.D. for volunteering his time to perform free screenings!




State Senator Encourages Uninsured / Insured Local Men to Get Regular Check Ups 

ricciardi(Queens, NY) – On Monday, April 15, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Integrated Medical Foundation are cosponsors of a free prostate cancer screening done by Dr. Riccardo Ricciardi from Advanced Urology Centers of New York – Flushing West. The screening is open to men ages 40 and older who have not been previously treated for prostate cancer, regardless of whether they have insurance. Appointments are recommended; however, walk-ins are accepted.

The event will take place at Martin Luther High School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue in Maspeth, from 4 PM – 6 PM.

The health check-up will include a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam. The patients will be notified of the testing results by bringing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. It is important for patients to also bring their physician’s name and address on a separate paper. Patients must also bring a photo ID with an address (e.g., driver’s license).

To make an appointment, please contact Senator Addabbo’s office at 718-738-1111. There is a parking lot located at the left of the main entrance. All guests must enter through the high school’s front doors located at 60-02 Maspeth Avenue. For more information about prostate cancer, visit www.IMFCARES.org

-from http://www.longislandexchange.com/press/2013/03/25/addabbo-brings-free-prostate-cancer-screeninfg-to-maspeth-on-april-15/

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