Wistar Wire: 2012

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The Wistar Institute was named a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in 1972, one of the first research institutes to achieve this distinction. In honor of this 40th anniversary, we're celebrating!
Cancer, Events
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Today, September 28, is World Rabies Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control, rabies causes 55,000 deaths annually around the world.
Vaccines
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Congratulations are in order for The Cancer Genome Atlas Network, for their publication in Nature over the weekend that announced the most comprehensive analysis of breast cancer genetics yet published. Their findings have shown how the disease can be categorized by four distinct genetic profiles, and have identified genetic markers within each category that might advance cancer care by providing new, druggable targets.
Cancer, Genes
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“With the Robert and Penny Fox Tower, we are building an entirely new Wistar, one better equipped to link basic science with medical practice,” said Wistar President and CEO Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.