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Lustgarten Mourns the Loss of RBG

Supreme Court Announces Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from Pancreatic Cancer Woodbury, N.Y. Sept. 18, 2020–“Today, the world joins together to mourn the loss of associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruther Bader Ginsburg and sends condolences to her family and friends,” said Kerri Kaplan, President and CEO of the Lustgarten […]

Honoring
Dr. Robert F. Vizza

When Dr. Robert F. Vizza started as the Lustgarten Foundation’s first President and CEO, pancreatic cancer was known as an “orphan disease”—a rare but deadly disease with little research into prevention, detection, treatment or an eventual cure. However, through Dr. Vizza’s steadfast leadership, service and dedication, the Lustgarten Foundation has directed nearly $200 million dollars […]

Changing
Lives Through Early Detection

No one is ever fully prepared to face a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, but in Scott Nelson’s case, the prognosis was devastating; the size and location of his tumor made it inoperable. Feelings of shock, disbelief and anger flooded this loving father’s mind as he thought about his three daughters—and their eventual life without him. But […]

New Funding Opportunity

The intent of this program is to support pancreatic cancer research critical to advancing our understanding of pancreatic cancer initiation, progression and the development of new therapies in four areas of focus: Desmoplastic Stroma, Chronic Inflammation, Metabolic Dysregulation,Early Metastasis Candidates must be nominated by their institution prior to submission (limit one nomination per institution), and […]

“We had to
be strong, we had
to fight.”

Lauren La Femina knows one thing for certain: When pancreatic cancer strikes anyone in the family, nothing is ever the same. And when that person is your mother, the world can feel as if it has suddenly collapsed around you. Lauren was just 26 and thriving in her career when she learned her mother, Lucille, […]

Join us now through Tuesday, May 5, when nonprofits around the world come together for #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity in response to COVID-19. Here at the Lustgarten Foundation, we are as committed as ever to protecting and servicing pancreatic cancer patients—a group that is especially vulnerable to COVID-19. In honor of #GivingTuesdayNow, […]

HOPE From Home

Pancreatic cancer can’t wait—and neither can we. It’s safe to assume the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on everyone. Almost overnight, we’ve all had to make dramatic transitions to cope with this new reality and to protect ourselves and our communities. Added to that are the very real concerns about the impact COVID-19 […]

Our Response to COVID-19

How Lustgarten is Responding to COVID-19 A letter from the CEO Hi and thank you for checking in with the Lustgarten Foundation to learn more about our response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Seemingly overnight, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the world in which we live. I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are [...]

Find a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials hold the promise of discovering new treatments and will bring us even closer to a cure. In fact, today patients are living longer from successful pancreatic cancer treatments, as a direct result of past clinical trials. If you have pancreatic cancer, a clinical trial may be your best option. Speak with your doctor […]
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