Wistar Wire: Cancer

Ben Leach
Poet Walt Whitman
Poet Walt Whitman
Qihong Huang, M.D., discusses what Wistar is doing to find new treatments for metastatic breast cancer, and Brian Burrell, Ph.D., from the University of Massachusetts, tells us about the unfortunate fate of Walt Whitman's brain and how Wistar was once implicated.
Cancer
Ben Leach
Louise Showe, Ph.D.
Louise Showe, Ph.D.
The diagnostic tool, developed by Wistar’s Louise Showe, would be able to use blood samples to diagnose patients with lung cancer at earlier stages when the disease is easier to treat.
Cancer, Genes
Ben Leach
Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.
Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.
Wistar’s Dr. Meenhard Herlyn leads researchers from The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania to develop new therapies for melanoma.
Cancer, Funding, Melanoma
Ben Leach
Clemens Krepler, M.D.
Clemens Krepler, M.D.
Wistar scientist Clemens Krepler uses patient tumors to create avatars—stand-ins for the patients in which to test new therapies and determine which ones to avoid.
Cancer, Genes, Melanoma