Basic Research Benefiting the World

Better medicine begins with basic research. The Wistar Institute is a world leader in independent biomedical research with special expertise in cancer investigation and vaccine development.

Overview

The genetic changes that lead to cancer. The complexities of our powerful immune system. Wistar researchers focus on these areas and more, contributing vital new information to scientific knowledge. Their discoveries lead to understanding the causes underlying cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases--the necessary first step in developing better treatments or preventions.

The Robert & Penny Fox Tower

The new tower offers a variety of exciting features... Learn More >

Meet a Scientist

Erica Stone, Ph.D., studies how the environment affects our immune system.... More Info >

Strategic Alliance Partnership

The Wistar Institute has entered a Strategic Alliance Partnership with OncLive... More Info >

From the Wistar Wire

Dario C. Altieri, M.D.

Could a Targeted Cancer Treatment Actually Make the Cancer Worse?

The Wistar Institute 2014 Annual Report is Now Available

(L to R): Sofia Lisanti, June Chern, Benjamin Bitler

Two Postdoctoral Researchers Honored with 2015 Ching Jer Chern Memorial Award