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Dec. 2, 2020

Stress Can Activate Neutrophils, a Type of Immune Cells, to Reawaken Dormant Tumor Cells and Trigger Cancer Recurrence 

Despite dramatic progress in cancer therapy, long-term survival is hindered when cancer returns. Tumor cells that escape initial treatment can travel to distant sites in the body and remain hidden there silently for years. They don’t actively multiply until they receive the right stimuli that coax them out of their sleep. When these “dormant” cells reawaken, they divide and give rise to new tumors often very difficult to treat. 

Blog Post
Oct. 23, 2020

National Institutes of Health Funding Powers Wistar Science in 2020

Approaching the end of the year, Wistar takes stock of its federal funding performance.

During the 2020 fiscal year of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — the U.S. government agency that supports biomedical research, it funded Wistar research by granting more than $43M in existing and newly awarded grants.

Blog Post
Oct. 8, 2020

A Life at the Intersection of Music, Biotechnology and Business

A conversation with Anne Schoemaker about her vision to sponsor The Wistar-Schoemaker International Postdoctoral Fellowship, a partnership launched in 2019 by Wistar and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands to bring LUMC graduates to Wistar for for postdoctoral training.