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2018 Press Releases


The Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer Launch Partnership Focused on Pancreatic Cancer

CHICAGO, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced Sunday at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research that they are entering into a formal strategic partnership to drive research to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients. The Pancreatic Cancer Collective will accelerate research for pancreatic cancer patients who desperately need better treatments. With support from the Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Collective launches with an initial commitment of $25 million. Read More...


Announcing the Pancreatic Cancer Collective An initiative of the Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer


CHICAGO, April 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced today at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C's Scientific Partner, that they are entering into a formal strategic partnership to drive research to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients. The Pancreatic Cancer Collective, funded by the Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, will accelerate research for pancreatic cancer patients who desperately need better treatments. The initial funding commitment will be $25 million. Read More...


LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION APPOINTS DAVID TUVESON, M.D., Ph.D., CHIEF SCIENTIST

WOODBURY, New York (March 19, 2018) — The Lustgarten Foundation announced today the appointment of David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D., as its Chief Scientist. Dr. Tuveson is the Director of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Cancer Center, the Roy J. Zuckerberg Professor of Cancer Research and oversees the Lustgarten Foundation’s dedicated research laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He previously served as the Foundation’s Research Director.Read More...

Stand Up To Cancer Announces $11M Collaborative, Multi-disciplinary Research Program; Microsoft Will Bring Power of AI to Investigate Immune System Response to Cancers

Santa Monica, CA (January 30, 2018) — Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announces today a “Convergence 2.0” research initiative that awards $11 million to seven multi-disciplinary research teams to investigate immune system response to cancers. The multi-institutional teams being announced today at SU2C’s Scientific Summit draw from the nation’s top academic research centers and will have access to Microsoft Research’s experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence.Read More...

Study Shows Blood Test Can Detect 8 Types of Cancer


WOODBURY, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lustgarten Foundation funded researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins have designed a multi-analyte blood test that can detect the presence of pancreatic cancer as part of a panel of eight common cancers (pancreas, ovary, liver, stomach, esophagus, colorectum, lung and breast) as reported in the online edition of Science today. Read More...


Lustgarten Foundation Awarded $22 Million For Pancreatic Cancer Research


WOODBURY, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation announced today that it funded $22 million in 2017 as part of its commitment to invest an unprecedented $40 million by the end of 2018. In addition to funding the most accomplished scientists in pancreatic cancer research, the Foundation is attracting new researchers to the field. New to the field of pancreatic cancer research as a result of this funding are David Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D., Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and David Pellman, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read More...

CREATIVE BATH PRODUCTS, INC. DONATES $3.9 MILLION TO THE LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION FOR PC RESEARCH


WOODBURY, New York (Jan 10, 2018) - The Lustgarten Foundation announced today that it received nearly $4 million from Creative Bath Products, Inc. to support pancreatic cancer research. The Central Islip headquartered Creative Bath Products consists of five business units: Creative Bath Products, Inc.,Creative Ware, Creative Home Furnishings, Creative Private Label/U.S. Manufacturing and Bath Creations. The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research. Thanks to private funding, 100 percent of every dollar donated by Creative Bath Products will go directly to research Read More...

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