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Fox Chase Cancer Center, The Wistar Institute Announce Opening of Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Anticancer Drug Candidate

Fox Chase Cancer Center has opened an investigator-initiated, phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gamitrinib in patients with advanced cancer.
2-Dec-2021 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Wistar Scientists Identify Genes Critical to Protecting Ovarian Cancer from the Immune System

Scientists at The Wistar Institute have identified two genes that play a critical role in protecting ovarian cancer from the immune system.
29-Nov-2021 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Wistar Institute Receives $4 Million in Funding From the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Advance COVID-19 Research, Address COVID-19 Risk on Vulnerable Populations, and Assess Pandemic Preparedness

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has granted The Wistar Institute $4 million to fund COVID-19 research focused on understanding the impact of COVID-19 on certain at-risk populations and supporting the commonwealth’s preparation and emergency...
23-Nov-2021 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Wistar Scientists Discover Sugar Molecule on HIV-infected Cell Plays Role in Evading Immune System — They Exploit as Weakness to Make More Effective “Natural Killers” Against HIV

A new Wistar Institute study shows how key features on the surface of HIV-infected cells help the disease evade detection by the immune system.
11-Nov-2021 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Philadelphia FIGHT’s Jane Shull Receive Wistar Legacy Award at 25th Anniversary of Jonathan Lax Memorial Lecture

Wistar is proud to announce Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH); Jane Shull, chief executive officer of Philadelphia FIGHT; philanthropist Ken Nimblett;...
14-Oct-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wistar and Penn Medicine Awarded $11.7 Million Melanoma Research Grant from the National Cancer Institute

The Wistar Institute and Penn Medicine have been awarded a prestigious $11.7 million Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, or SPORE, grant from the National Cancer Institute.
22-Sep-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wistar Scientists Identify New Therapeutic Target in Ovarian Cancer Subtype With Poor Prognosis


21-Sep-2021 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Wistar Institute Recruits Vaccine Researcher Amelia Escolano, Ph.D., and Immunologist Nan Zhang, Ph.D., as Assistant Professors

Wistar welcomes Amelia Escolano, Ph.D., and Nan Zhang, Ph.D., as assistant professors.
1-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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