Navigating Pancreatic Cancer
We are here to empower you to ask bold questions, seek out the best treatment options, and face the unique challenges of pancreatic cancer head-on. We want to give you the resources and information you need to make informed decisions that are best for you.
We’re Still Walking … Virtually
Focusing on Pancreatic Cancer Prevention
A Better Future For Families Impacted by Pancreatic CancerThe GENERATE (GENetic Education, Risk Assessment, and TEsting) Study is designed for people who have a close relative with pancreatic cancer that may have been caused by an inherited mutation in a gene. The goal of this study is to improve genetic testing and cancer prevention in family members of pancreatic cancer patients. If a family member does have an inherited risk, there may be options for preventing cancer or detecting it early at a curable stage via regular cancer screenings.
To be eligible for the GENERATE Study, participants must:
- Have a first-degree relative* who has (or had) pancreatic cancer or a second-degree relative* who has (or had) pancreatic cancer and has a known genetic mutation
- Be able to provide the genetic test report of the family member with a genetic mutation (if genetic testing has been done in the family)
- Not have had pancreatic cancer
- Not have had genetic testing or counseling for cancer risk before
- Have a healthcare provider and be willing to share genetic test results with that provider and the GENERATE Study team
- Be willing to complete a series of questionnaires for up to 15 months
- Be age 18 or older
- Have a United States mailing address
- Have Internet access
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 well.
We at the Lustgarten Foundation are doing our best to follow the CDC guidelines, practice social distancing and to help flatten the curve. As of Tuesday, March 17, all staff are working remotely, but we are staying in touch with one another and continue to be here for you. Though images from major cities and small towns across the country almost make it feel that life has stopped, we know the fight against pancreatic cancer cannot wait.
For now, we have postponed or cancelled all events through the end of May—if you were already registered for one of these events, you should have received an email with everything you need to know. If you missed the email or are just now considering registering for an event, we’ve posted all the details below. Of course, if you have questions about pancreatic cancer, fundraising, walks or anything else, please get in touch. Call us tollfree at 866-789-1000 or send an email to email@example.com. We check the messages daily and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.
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We know this is a difficult and uncertain time, and we also know we will get through this together. Please follow the recommendations of your healthcare provider and practice social distancing as much as possible (but remember, Skype and FaceTime are great options to keep you connected with friends and family) and stay healthy and safe.
President and CEO