August 29, 2016

Advanced treatment for prostate cancer using CyberKnife technology will be the topic of a free evening seminar hosted by the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Patchogue-Medford Library in Patchogue. A light dinner will be served.


To register, call (631) 686-7878 or go to

CyberKnife uses multiple beams of high-dose radiation that converge on the cancer with pinpoint accuracy, avoiding healthy tissue and organs. The treatments are painless and require no anesthesia, no cutting and no hospitalization.

Presented by Precision CyberKnife of New York, the seminar will be led by Michael Bernstein, MD, Radiation Oncologist at North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates (NSHOA), and Michael Burghardt, Assistant Vice President, Mather Imaging Services. Precision CyberKnife of New York is a program of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates (NSHOA).

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also has received nine consecutive top “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 98 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Mather four stars – the highest of any Long Island hospital – for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures based on publicly reported data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.