Research

Getting “Inked” May Come with Long-Term Medical Risks, Physicians Warn

In what they believe to be the first survey of its kind in the U.S., researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that as many as 6% of adult New Yorkers who get tattooed have experienced some form of a related rash, severe itching, or swelling that lasted longer than four months and, in some cases, years. “We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo,” says senior study investigator and NYU Langone dermatologist Marie Leger, MD, PhD, whose team’s latest findings appear in the journal Contact Dermatitis online. Read more…


Melanoma, Pediatric Oncology, Lymphoma & Plasma Cell Disorders Dominate Research Presentations from NYULMC at ASCO’s 2015 Conference

NYU Langone and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center will have a high profile at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with researchers presenting close to 30 abstracts accepted for oral, poster, and publication presentations. Leading the way are eight oral abstract and poster presentations on melanoma for which an NYULMC researcher is either a senior, lead, or contributing author. While many of these studies are multi-institutional, five poster presentations are led by the Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group. Read more…