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

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2013 Press Releases

The Lustgarten Foundation Awards $25 Million for Research in 2013
The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, today announced that it has awarded $25 million in new multi-year research grants. The research initiatives and clinical trials are focused primarily on developing early detection methods and better therapeutic options, and testing them with patients. Read More...

The Lustgarten Foundation Expresses Condolences for the Loss of Bonnie Franklin
Kerri Kaplan, Lustgarten Foundation Executive Director, said: "The Lustgarten Foundation would like to express its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Bonnie Franklin, who lost her brave battle with pancreatic cancer today. Read More...

The Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer's Dream Team
– Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) and The Lustgarten Foundation announced today a collaboration that will extend the work of the SU2C Dream Team that is investigating ways to improve survival for patients with advanced metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Lustgarten Foundation will make a $2 million donation to SU2C, which SU2C will match, enabling this Dream Team to receive a total of $4 million over the next two years. Read More...

The Lustgarten Foundation Supports Accelerated Preclinical Development of Cancer-Fighting Therapies
The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, is partnering with the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Advanced Preclinical Research (CAPR), to conduct pre-clinical trials that could potentially benefit individuals with cancer, specifically with pancreatic cancer. Read More...

$8 Million SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Convegence Dream Team Translational Research Grant
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is now accepting submissions of ideas for the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Convergence Dream Team Translational Research Grant, which will offer up to $8 million over a three-year period. Read More...

Record-Breaking $1.95 Million Raised at Holiday Rock and Roll Bash
On Thursday evening, December 5, Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), and The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG) hosted the thirteenth annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit funder of pancreatic cancer research. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City, the event raised more than $1.95 million, which is an all-time high for The Lustgarten Foundation’s annual holiday fundraiser. Read More...


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