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2012 Press Releases

Dr. David Tuveson Joins The Lustgarten Foundation as Research Director
The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, today announced that Dr. David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the organization as director of research. Read More...

The Lustgarten Foundation Awards Nearly $4 Million in New Grants
The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, today announced that it has awarded nearly $4 million in new research grants. The funding will go to scientists at seven leading research centers who are working to better understand pancreatic cancer, to advance the development of early detection and to identify more effective treatments for this most lethal form of cancer. Read More...

We Mourn the Loss of Sally Ride
Kerri Kaplan, Lustgarten Foundation Executive Director, said: "The Lustgarten Foundation would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of Sally Ride, who died after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Read More...

A New Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trial Applies Revoluntionary Immunotherapy Approach That Genetically Modifies T Cells
The Lustgarten Foundation and the Cancer Research Institute Co-Sponsor New Study at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to Help Immune System Target and Eliminate Cancer Cells. Read More...

The Lustgarten Foundation and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Partner to Create World-Class Laboratory
The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), the worldrenowned cancer research institution, today announced the opening of the new Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory. Read More...

Record-Breaking $1.75 Million Raised at Holiday Rock and Roll Bash
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), and The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG) presented the twelfth annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash on Thursday, December 6, to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation. Breaking its all-time fundraising record, the event raised more than $1.75 million for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Read More...



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