Wistar Wire: Funding

Giving is in fashion. Building on their ongoing commitment to breast cancer research, QVC, Inc., and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) recently announced a $140,000 grant to fund breast cancer research at The Wistar Institute. The grant will support study of an aggressive form of the disease, called “triple negative” breast cancer, in the lab of Dario C. Altieri, M.D., director of Wistar’s Cancer Center.
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As we file our state taxes, our Pennsylvania friends and neighbors are contributing directly to cancer research through the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Refunds for Research program. This week, the PBCC announced that Wistar’s Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D., will receive a $50,000 grant to track down the molecular pathways that allow mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 genes to drive breast and ovarian cancer.
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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.
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Governor Tom Corbett signed the 2012/2013 Pennsylvania state budget into law this past weekend. While CURE formula funding was preserved, non-formula funding was transferred to the General Fund for other purposes.
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