National cancer institute receives $11.7M for research

The SPORE group at Penn and Wistar will carry on a long practice of growing new therapies for skin disease with the award, which follows a past award granted to foundations in 2014.

National cancer institute receives $11.7M for research

Indian American-driven research from Penn Medicine and The Wistar Institute has been granted a $11.7 million Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, or SPORE award from the National Cancer Institute.

The five-year grant will finance three new melanoma research projects that decipher major laboratory disclosures made in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Wistar Institute into new therapeutics to treat skins malignant growths, as indicated by a Penn news release.