Research

Viagra Does Something Very Important—But It Is Unlikely to Cause Melanoma, Researchers Conclude

A rigorous analysis of more than 20,000 medical records concludes that erectile dysfunction drugs, such as Viagra, are not a cause of melanoma despite the higher risk for the disease among users of these drugs. Led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, with Stacy Loeb, MD, an NYU Langone urologist, serving as lead study investigator, the detailed report on the research findings has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read more…


Pregnancy Safer for Women with Lupus than Previously Thought

New findings may help ease concerns for women with lupus who are interested in having a child. A new study from NYULMC researchers concludes that most women with lupus whose disease is not very active will have a safe pregnancy. The results were published online in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Our new study is quite reassuring in that in the majority of cases, both mother and baby can do well if lupus is under control at conception...,” says lead study author Jill P. Buyon, MD, director of the division of rheumatology and director of the Lupus Center at NYU Langone. Read more…