Articles: Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cervical cancer is on the cusp of turning from one of the deadliest cancers affecting women worldwide into a triumph of public health initiatives.

The first of these initiatives was the preventative HPV vaccines, now available, which protect women and men from HPV infection. The second assault on HPV may begin with the first therapeutic HPV vaccine that Wistar has just licensed for development. This vaccine will directly attack HPV-related cancer.

Cancer, vaccines
How Scientific Advances Have Changed How We See and Treat Cancer
Dario C. Altieri, M.D.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of The Wistar Institute Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute, I thought it might be time to reflect on cancer therapy, both in terms of what cancer research has achieved and what the future holds.

The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

When The Cancer Act of 1971 was signed into law on December 23 of that year, the United States began an investment that would transform medicine. Through the law, the National Cancer Institute was empowered to support centers of research and teaching. At a time when little was known about the biology of cancer or the genetics that drive the disease, it was a revolutionary investment in science and medicine.

Cancer, Construction

Legendary ABC News correspondent and cancer research advocate Sam Donaldson has been named to an honorary position on Wistar’s Melanoma Research Center Advisory Board.