Vitiligo Research Study in NYC May 2017
It can feel discouraging when you feel like no one is really looking for a cure for vitiligo, but I think, as with so many diseases, finding a cure for vitiligo isn’t a straight-forward process. Researchers have found the gene for vitiligo and now they need to figure out why it turns on in some family members and not in others. Obviously it is going to take the help from our community of people with vitiligo to offer help to the researchers to do this.
If you live in New York City and would like to help, here is a vitiligo study into which you can check about participating.
The biology of vitiligo is poorly understood and while there are many treatment options, many carry the risk of side effects or are only temporarily effective. We are performing a study to improve our understanding of the biology of vitiligo. Subjects will be asked to come to 2 study visits. We will be collecting skin samples from both patients diagnosed with vitiligo as well as healthy adults for this study.
Vitiligo Research Study in New York City
We will compare pigment cells from the two groups to identify differences that may contribute to progression of vitiligo. This is not a treatment trial. This information may allow us to develop improved treatments for vitiligo.
Study visits will take place at:
The Dermatology Clinical Studies Unit
NYULMC Ambulatory Care Center
240 East 38th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
For more information, please contact:
IRB Approved For Period 10/4/16 – 10/3/17