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Get informed about the latest pancreatic cancer research advancements and milestones, Lustgarten Foundation news, and other relevant topics
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Personalized Medicine: Transforming Treatment Inside the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

By Kerri Kaplan  Score! As hockey teams from the United States and Canada faced off recently to compete for the famed Stanley Cup, the leading cancer organizations in the US and Canada—the Lustgarten Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, and Pancreatic Cancer Canada team up to fund a breakaway clinical trial to assist and save pancreatic [...]

A Juneteenth Conversation:
Health Disparities in Pancreatic Cancer

By Kerri Kaplan On the heels of Juneteenth being named a federal holiday, Avery Posey, PhD, the inaugural recipient of the Lustgarten Foundation Career Development Award  honoring Congressman John R. Lewis gave an excellent talk on the importance of health equity in pancreatic cancer research and treatment. Black people and African Americans experience both higher incidence and death rates from pancreatic cancer than other populations. There are a variety of causes of health disparities, including behavioral and lifestyle [...]

Life Lessons from an Unpredictable Diagnosis

By Joe Barone- “What?” It is a frustrating, one-word question many of us exclaim when something in our lives seems completely surreal. Oftentimes, it’s provoked by something so egregious and so incomprehensible that we can only muster up this first reaction in our minds. “What?” It was the response by Michael and Debbie, whose full [...]

Our Hearts are Broken with the Passing of Steve Price

Our hearts are broken at the news of the passing of Lustgarten friend, Steve Price of New York, NY. A passionate and insightful pancreatic cancer advocate and patient, Steve understood the urgency of moving the research along quickly and the importance of investing in the most innovative science with the greatest opportunity to drive real progress. Steve kept up with every advancement and promoted [...]

Remembering Stephen Grand

By Kerri Kaplan, President Stephen Grand: Pancreatic Cancer Fighter and Research Funder Our hearts are broken at the news of the passing of Lustgarten ally and donor, Stephen Grand of Belvedere, CA. A passionate and insightful philanthropist, as well as a pancreatic cancer patient, Steve was in the unique position of understanding the urgency of [...]

Grateful Survivor Shares His Journey in New Book

By Vanessa Steil When Joel Evans went to his endocrinologist in 2015 for what he thought would be a routine visit to monitor his diabetes, it turned into anything but. The findings were alarming—elevated blood work indicating he might be suffering from a serious illness. Joel was shocked. When the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer—a disease [...]

Research + Love =
A Cure

By Joe Barone & Laura Hull This is a story about a family who let love be their guide in the face of daunting obstacles. In 2004, when their beloved mom, Terry Romeo, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was the love and support of her husband of more than 50 years, Tony, and her [...]

When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

By Joe Barone For 29 years, Robert Gotlin operated a practice in New York City specializing in musculoskeletal medicine, sports injuries, and orthopedic rehabilitation. Treating two generations of families, Dr. Gotlin was considered their personal ‘family guy,’ not just the sports doc. That’s what made closing up shop much more difficult. Dr. Gotlin battled pancreatitis [...]

PC Research in the time of COVID-19

By Caitlin Kelly – October 22, 2020 Checking in With Our Dedicated Labs As the COVID pandemic began to hit hard earlier this year, researchers working on pancreatic cancer research for the Lustgarten Foundation scrambled to make sense of how to continue their life-saving research. The four Lustgarten Foundation dedicated pancreatic cancer labs—Cold Spring Harbor [...]
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