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The Wistar Institute celebrates 40 years as an NCI-Designated Cancer Center!

Yes, we've been around for a long time. Since our founding in 1892 as The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Wistar has been an engine of scientific inquiry and discovery. But in the early 1970s, our focus turned to cancer research.

When the Cancer Act of 1971 was signed into law, the United States began an investment that would transform medicine. The law established the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and empowered it to foster biomedical research by supporting centers of research and teaching across the country. Here in Philadelphia, The Wistar Institute became one of the nation’s first NCI-designated Cancer Centers in 1972, a recognition earned by achieving and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in innovative cancer research and training the next generation of young investigators. The Wistar Institute Cancer Center has proudly maintained this distinction for the past 40 years.

Celebrate this milestone with us at WHYY on the evening of November 15, 2012. Join us for a program and reception featuring a documentary screening, panel discussion, and audience Q&A. The registration deadline is Friday, November 9, 2012. See the registration page for details.