Wistar Wire: 2012

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The world lost a great military hero and staunch cancer research advocate with the passing on Thursday, December 27, 2012, of retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
Cancer
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Hear Wistar’s own Frank Rauscher III, Ph.D. on The Pulse, a new WHYY Newsworks series dedicated sharing to sharing stories at the heart of science, health and innovation. In this conversational interview, Temple University professor Jonathan Singer prompted Dr. Rauscher with the age-old question: “So, what do you do?”
Cancer
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The molecular world that exists within our cells is constantly changing as cells adapt to the complex environment within our bodies. Wistar researchers work to unravel this confusing tangle of molecules, in order to understand how disease begins on a molecular level—and to develop new drugs for diseases such as cancer.
Cancer, Genes
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We are in the early days of a revolution in cancer medicine. One that takes us from the broad-based approach of chemotherapy to the selective targeting of cells informed by the genetics of individual tumors. To use the war analogy, we are moving from the indiscriminate use of large-scale carpet-bombing to the pinpoint accuracy of guided missile attacks.
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