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Oct. 15, 2018

Wistar Science Highlights: News on Synthetic DNA Technology, Melanoma Research and Tumor Immunology

Latest research from Wistar described age-related structural changes in our skin and lymphatic system that favor the spread of melanoma; showed promise for a novel DNA vaccine for Ebola and engineered, DNA-based checkpoint inhibitors for cancer immunotherapy; and characterized the function of neutrophils, a type of white blood cells, during early stages of tumor progression.

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Sep. 26, 2018

Extending the Cancer Conversation: Wistar and Local Cancer Centers Join Biden Cancer Community Event in Philadelphia

Utilizing the momentum from Vice President Joe Biden’s national Cancer Moonshot initiative in 2016, Dr. Jill Biden led a special summit in Philadelphia capitalizing on exciting local research and placing a spotlight on survivors and their stories. Progress and Promise Against Cancer, hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and WHYY brought together cancer research and healthcare leaders, advocates, and patients to tell their stories and speed advances with the goal of eliminating cancer. 

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Sep. 18, 2018

Shaping the Future

In this fourth annual Rugart Family Award top honors are bestowed on three Wistar trainees.