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Cancer Center

Wistar is a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center in basic research and has held this designation since 1972.

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Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Improving health around the globe by creating and advancing vaccines and immunotherapies.

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125 Years of Discovery and Counting

100th Anniversary

In 1994, the Institute celebrated the centennial of the original Victorian research building opening. A dinner was held to honor Isaac’s request that one of the unique bequests he made to the Institute– a bottle of rum, be drunk “on the completion of the first century of its corporate existence.” On this occasion, the Wistar Award was established to honor individuals who have been instrumental in ensuring the continuing vitality of the Institute, and it was presented to Robert A. Fox.

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Right now, Wistar Science is making discoveries that will advance human health.

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