Articles: Cancer

The Wistar Institute honors designer and cancer survivor Carmen Marc Valvo with the 2012 President’s Award

From Princess Madeline of Sweden to Queen Latifah, he designs for both royalty and those who just want to feel like royalty. Carmen Marc Valvo, whose couture creations are synonymous with glamour and celebrity, is one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the world.

New finding may lead to a new therapy for aggressive ovarian cancer

José R. Conejo-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.Admittedly, it sounds like a dark sci-fi plot, possibly starring Keanu Reeves: “reprogram” treacherous double agents using nanotechnology — synthetic, engineered molecules — designed to silence a specific gene.


The laboratory of Wistar Professor Paul M. Lieberman, Ph.D., has undertaken a historic, groundbreaking project that may change the way doctors treat a variety of human cancers. Historic, because his is the first laboratory in the United States to receive a Seeding Drug Discovery Award from Wellcome Trust, a United Kingdom-based charity.

Cancer, EBV

Each cell in the human body has the ability to self-destruct if the need arises, whether that need is to remove the webbing between fetal fingers before birth or to remove an infected or defective cell from a healthy body. Cancer cells, however, tend to rewire themselves in a way that cuts this self-destruction fuse.