LustGarden Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Pancreatic Cancer Research

As the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, we are relentlessly focused on improving patient outcomes and we are making progress every day. Thanks to separate funding to support administrative expenses, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to research.

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.

Patient Checklist

Checklist

August 1, 2018 ladmin

As overwhelming as a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is, it is important to act quickly and put a treatment plan into place. Treatment should ideally begin within one month after you receive your diagnosis. Understand your disease. Thoroughly understand what stage of pancreatic cancer you have and inquire about having your blood and tumor genetically sequenced. […]

Research

Clinical Trials Finder

July 30, 2018 ladmin

If you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a clinical trial may be your best treatment option. Many clinical trials are underway for patients in all stages of the disease and may involve new combinations of currently available drugs or new drugs that have worked in other cancers. No matter where you are in your journey, we encourage you to learn more about clinical trials.

Lets Win! Pancreatic Cancer

Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer

July 20, 2018 ladmin

LET’S WIN! Pancreatic Cancer A Dynamic Way to Share Information Recognizing that there is an urgent need for patients to communicate amongst themselves and with the medical community about potentially life-changing treatments and clinical trials, we are proud to be affiliated with Let’s Win. Let’s Win is an interactive online community where patients and families […]

Pancreatic Cancer Connections

July 7, 2018 ladmin

Pancreatic Cancer Connections is online social community that provides a safe space for pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones to share their experiences, get valuable coping resources, and support one another. Patients interact with others who are facing a pancreatic cancer and can post questions to the board or message other members privately. This community forum is a valuable resource for patients, caregivers, and their loved ones to refer to at various stages of their treatment and recovery.

Patients and loved ones can sign up for Pancreatic Cancer Connections at no cost and will be welcomed into an engaging and supportive community to discuss topics including treatment options, nutrition, and coping with the disease. Pancreatic Cancer Connections is hosted by Inspire, a leading healthcare social network that connects more than 1,000,000 patients and caregivers.

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#GivingTuesday
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Imagine a world with a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Now imagine you have the power to make that dream a reality — because you do!
Thanks to a generous $175,000 match, it’s easier than ever to make a difference on #GIVINGTUESDAY.

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Holiday
Rock & Roll Bash

Join us on Decemer 3rd for a night of holiday fun – dancing, delicious food and drinks, and an exclusive performance by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.

The Madison Square Garden Company and AMC Networks host the Holiday Rock & Roll Bash to benefit the Lustgarten Foundation. To date, this fabulous event has raised more than $24 million for pancreatic cancer research.

The Lustgarten Foundation is America’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research. Based in Woodbury, NY, the Foundation supports research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

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What is #WeLoveYouAlex?

Even though the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions has ended, please continue to join the tournament competitors – including “Jeopardy! James” Holzhauer, Dhruv Gaur and Steven Grade – in honoring Alex Trebek and the entire pancreatic cancer community by donating to research. Now through December 31, donate to our #WeLoveYouAlex campaign to increase awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research.

If you missed it, Dhruv Gaur was the contestant and college champion who answered “We Love You, Alex” during the recent Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. This answer choked up the beloved game show host and earned Dhruv a seat at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he was presented with a $25,000 check from Shutterfly for the Lustgarten Foundation.

As the season of giving approaches, we hope you will join the movement to fund pancreatic cancer research. As Mr. Trebek said when he was first diagnosed, “Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.” With your support, we will definitely be able to “get it done” – by funding more research, we are moving closer to finding a cure.

We WELCOME you to our community and THANK YOU for your life-changing support!

Play Along to Support Research!

We Love You AlexJoin with Jeopardy! fans who are committed to raising awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research! During the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions episodes airing on November 14-15, viewers are encouraged to donate $1 to the Lustgarten Foundation for each answer they guess correctly. And, thanks to separate funding to support administrative expenses, 100% of your donation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

Jeopardy! champion Steven Grade organized this play-along game in honor of host Alex Trebek and in memory of Larry Martin, a Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament champion who passed away from pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

Grade tweeted, “Play one night, play both nights, donate an amount that is right for you, or help spread the word to Jeopardy! watchers and non-watchers alike–every little bit helps, and every little bit helps to honor Alex, Larry, and all those who are fighting and have fought pancreatic cancer.” Donate Now.

Alex Trebek Lends His Voice To Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

We are grateful that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has shared his story and helped to raise global awareness for pancreatic cancer and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with his PSA for the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. Join us throughout the month of November as we unveil our new #PutTheUinCURE social media campaign and encourage you to get involved, and as we highlight the need for continued research, more effective treatments, and methods to help diagnose this disease at an earlier stage.

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“Keep the faith and we’ll win.” — Alex Trebek

Alext Trebek Jeopardy hostOn March 6th, television icon Alex Trebek, who has hosted Jeopardy, America’s Favorite Quiz Show®, since 1984, announced that he was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in a video posted to the show’s official YouTube account. On behalf of our community of patients, caregivers, researchers, loved ones and survivors all impacted by this disease, we are sending Mr. Trebek our thoughts and best wishes for his treatment and recovery.

Mr. Trebek joins more than 56,000 other Americans who will be diagnosed this year. Pancreatic cancer is often called a silent disease because many times no signs or symptoms are noticed until the cancer is in an advanced stage, when surgery is typically not an option and effective treatments are limited.

Mr. Trebek is not letting this prognosis discourage him from fighting. As he shares in his video message, “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease…Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.”

At the Lustgarten Foundation, we are relentlessly focused on “getting it done.” Pancreatic cancer research is moving faster than ever before, and there has never been a more hopeful time for patients. The researchers we fund are committed to identifying new treatments and tailoring therapy to each patient. We are dedicated to changing patients’ lives and making sure that many more patients become long-term survivors.

Today and every day, we stand with Mr. Trebek, his loved ones and fans, and the thousands of other patients courageously fighting this disease and inspiring us to support even more research. Please know we are with you as you navigate through this disease, and we will not quit until a cure is found.

 

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Pancreatic Cancer News

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“Extraordinary responders” could hold clues to helping others with pancreatic cancer

26. 11. 19 ladmin

It’s estimated that more than 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year and nearly 46,000 will die from it. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek are two well-known patients who have fought it. But a group of patients, who are not celebrities, could help change the future of treatment for others. […]

ERYTECH Announces Publication of its Phase 2b Trial of Eryaspase in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer in the European Journal of Cancer

25. 11. 19 ladmin

ERYTECH Pharma (Nasdaq and Euronext: ERYP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies by encapsulating therapeutic drug substances inside red blood cells, today announced that the full results from its Phase 2b trial evaluating eryaspase in metastatic pancreatic cancer are now published online in the European Journal of Cancer. The Phase 2b trial evaluated eryaspase, L-asparaginase encapsulated in […]

‘Magic bullet’ takes aim at pancreatic cancer

24. 11. 19 ladmin

Every day, more than 1200 people worldwide are told they have pancreatic cancer. Within 12 months, 80 per cent of them will have succumbed to the disease. It’s one of the most lethal cancers in the world but new research from the University of South Australia could help vastly improve the prognosis for pancreatic cancer […]

Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices

21. 11. 19 ladmin

CHAPEL HILL — A study from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could help predict resistance to treatments for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types. In Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Naim Rashid, […]

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Nick Pifani Believes Genetic Testing Helped Him Beat the Odds

21. 11. 19 ladmin

Now cancer-free for two years, Nick Pifani wants to raise awareness, money — and hope November 21 marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day, a reminder that the disease that took the lives of Steve Jobs and Patrick Swayze — and is currently being battled by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek — still has an abysmally low survival rate of just 9 percent. However, two-year survivor […]

Yale scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells

14. 10. 19 ladmin

Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale scientists can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of immunotherapies might miss, the researchers report Oct. 14 in the journal Nature Immunology. The new system reduced or eliminated […]

Rafael Pharmaceuticals Reaches Milestone of 100 Patients Enrolled in Pivotal Phase 3 Trial (AVENGER 500) of CPI-613®️ (devimistat) for Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

8. 10. 19 ladmin

 Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Rafael” or the “Company”), a leader in the growing field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, today announced that it has enrolled 100 patients in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer (AVENGER 500). The multicenter, open-label, randomized trial is evaluating the efficacy and safety of Rafael’s lead compound CPI-613®️ (devimistat) in […]

Study: Innovative pancreatic cancer treatment may rev up immune system

8. 10. 19 ladmin

A University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an “immune memory” in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu away. The result is that the combination […]

Cancer Is Still Beating Us—We Need a New Start

4. 10. 19 ladmin

I have been studying and treating cancer for 35 years, and here’s what I know about the progress made in that time: There has been far less than it appears. Despite some advances, the treatments for most kinds of cancer continue to be too painful, too damaging, too expensive and too ineffective. The same three […]

Response rate to albumin-bound paclitaxel plus gemcitabine plus cisplatin treatment among patients with advanced pancreatic cancer: A phase 1b/2 pilot clinical tria

3. 10. 19 ladmin

 Adding a drug that targets a molecular vulnerability in pancreatic cancer could provide substantial benefit to patients, according to a clinical trial study by the HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, in conjunction with the Pancreatic Cancer Research Team and Cancer Research And Biostatistics. Published […]

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