Thanks to private funding, 100% of every dollar donated to The Lustgarten Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

How Your Money Is Spent

100% of every donation we receive goes directly to pancreatic cancer research!

The Lustgarten Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in 1998 to advance the science related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

Our Research Grants & Awards

The Lustgarten Foundation supports projects at both domestic and international institutions and grantees range from basic scientists to clinical investigators. To qualify for Lustgarten Foundation funding, 100% of the research project must be dedicated to the study of pancreatic cancer. Applications are selected for funding through a rigorous review process, led by our Scientific Advisory Board.

Our Patient Information Services

The Lustgarten Foundation recognizes the unique challenges faced by individuals with pancreatic cancer and their families. Toward this end, the Foundation has developed an array of comprehensive patient education materials, including:

Researcher doing testing in a lab

“Before The Lustgarten Foundation, my work might never have seen the light of day. The Foundation provided ‘seed money’ that allowed some interesting data to be published and seen by scientists who could validate my hypotheses.”
- Sarah Thayer, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital 

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100% of every donation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

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