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The Wistar Institute is an international leader in melanoma research.
The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center strives to understand the unique biology of melanoma in order to develop new therapies against the disease. The center serves as a way for researchers to partner with clinicians – a framework of connections that brings scientists, physicians, the life sciences industry, and melanoma advocates together to save lives through new and better therapies.
Major advances from Wistar's melanoma labs include:
The microscope in the image belonged to William E. Horner, M.D., a collaborator with Caspar Wistar, M.D., in the early 1800s.
Dr. Horner, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer of the use of microscopes in anatomical and medical research. He authored Special Anatomy and Histology, a seminal text on the subject.