Newswise — NEW YORK (March 20, 2014) – Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will present findings from studies exploring the treatment and diagnosis of various dermatologic conditions including skin cancer, psoriasis and wound healing at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology March 21 – March 25 in Denver.
“The wide breadth of data and clinical case studies we will present on dermatology conditions both common and rare underscores our commitment to research on the cutting edge of clinical care,” said Steven R. Cohen, M.D., chief, Division of Dermatology, Montefiore and Einstein, and professor of Dermatology, Einstein. “With nearly thirty symposia, poster and oral presentations, Montefiore and Einstein faculty, physicians and residents look forward to engaging in robust scientific exchange with the international dermatology community.”
Selected research to be presented by Montefiore/Einstein investigators include:
•Closing a gap in clinical knowledge: Analysis of cases of self-treatment of moles and skin cancer with escharotic and nonescharotic agents in the Internet age – Outcomes analysis of home mole removal and skin cancer treatment using topical agents purchased on the Internet. Poster # 8027, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
•Evaluation of curcumin nanoparticles as a potential therapeutic for wounds – Study of curcumin, a bioactive compound with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties found in turmeric, delivered as a topical wound healing agent in a composite hydrogel/glass nanoparticle platform. Poster # 8332, Basic Science
•Dermatologic Manifestations of New Oncology Drugs – Presentation by Beth McLellan, M.D., on dermatologic adverse events of new anti-cancer drugs including hand-foot skin reaction, hair and nail changes. Sunday, March 23, 2:30 PM, Mile High Ballroom 3B
Investigators for each of these studies as well as other Montefiore/Einstein faculty who are attending the meeting are available to speak with media.
About Montefiore Medical Center
As the University Hospital and academic medical center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. Recognized among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care and educates the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals." With four hospitals, 1,512 beds and more than 84,000 annual admissions, Montefiore is an integrated health system seamlessly linked by advanced technology. State-of-the-art primary and specialty care is provided through a network of more than 150 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program. Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The medical center derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care. For more information please visit www.montefiore.org and www.cham.org. Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; view us on YouTube.
About Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation’s premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Einstein is home to 734 M.D. students, 236 Ph.D. students, 106 students in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and 353 postdoctoral research fellows. The College of Medicine has more than 2,000 full-time faculty members located on the main campus and at its clinical affiliates. In 2013, Einstein received more than $155 million in awards from the NIH. This includes the funding of major research centers at Einstein in diabetes, cancer, liver disease, and AIDS. Other areas where the College of Medicine is concentrating its efforts include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease, and initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities. Its partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital and academic medical center for Einstein, advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. Through its extensive affiliation network involving Montefiore, Jacobi Medical Center –Einstein’s founding hospital, and five other hospital systems in the Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island and Brooklyn, Einstein runs one of the largest residency and fellowship training programs in the medical and dental professions in the United States. For more information, please visit www.einstein.yu.edu, read our blog, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and view us on YouTube.