Miracle on 34th Street – NYU Cancer Center

NYU Cancer Center

NYU Langone Hospital has smaller clinics and centers throughout this area. At 160 E. 34th Street, you will find the Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Not only does this center treat cancer, but it is a research and teaching facility. Their mission is to discover the origins of cancer and to change the societal strains that cancer can have on a patient and family. Their five primary research areas include cancer genome dynamics, cancer cell biology, melanoma, tumor immunology, and epidemiology and cancer control.

They have 12 different disease management groups that work together to find the best solution for a specific patient and their cancer. They also run a large array of clinical trials for cancer research.

The Perlmutters became involved with NYU Hospital in 1993 and established a Professorship and Chair in Cell Biology at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. Laura Perlmutter is on the board of trustees for the Medical Center. Isaac Perlmutter is an Jewish immigrant from Palestine. He came to the United States with $250 in his pocket, sold toys on the streets and now owns Marvel Toys among other companies.

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