Wistar Wire: 2012

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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.
Cancer, Vaccines
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The Wistar Institute invites you to spend an evening reflecting on its 40 years of discovery as a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and the future of cancer research at WHYY.
Cancer, Events
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You’ve probably noticed by now that October is breast cancer awareness month. Of course it’s important to know the facts about the disease, but it’s also important to consider the real lives that this disease affects. It affects women like Elizabeth Pesce, a breast cancer survivor who serves on Wistar’s Leadership Council. When Elizabeth’s daughter was a little girl, she asked her mother if she too would someday have cancer, and Elizabeth replied, “Not if I can help it.”
Cancer
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The Wistar Institute would like to express condolences to the family and friends of Senator Arlen Specter. The cancer research community lost a tremendous advocate yesterday, and Wistar honors his long standing efforts on behalf of both cancer scientists and cancer survivors to increase and sustain federal funding for the National Institutes of Health and related agencies.
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