Genetics play a role in up to 10 percent of pancreatic cancer cases. However, family members of pancreatic cancer patients often are not aware that certain genetic mutations can be passed down, which is why having information about genetic risk is so important. The GENERATE (GENetic Education, Risk Assessment, and TEsting) Study is designed for […]
Gifts made by Midnight on December 31, 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar! Clinical trials are critical to scientific breakthroughs and hold the promise of increasing patients’ quality of life, improving outcomes, and giving patients and their families more time together. Lustgarten-funded trials could one day lead to new treatment options and a potential […]
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.
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 […]
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Thank You, Long Island! Our Long Island Walk was a huge success, and we are incredibly grateful to our presenting sponsor, Northwell Health, and all of the walkers, team members, researchers, volunteers, speakers and other sponsors who shared this day of hope with us. Because of your support, we had one of our largest crowds […]
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that accounts for 275,000 hospitalizations in the United States annually. Patients who suffer from hereditary pancreatitis have a 40 to 50 percent lifetime risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Dannielle Engle, a former Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Cancer Center postdoctoral fellow who was recently appointed Assistant Professor at Salk Institute, studies the progression […]
After multiple Emmy award-winning “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek, announced that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the news has drawn attention to the disease and raised questions related to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Aaron Sasson, director of the Pancreatic Cancer Center at Stony Brook University and chief of […]