Leading the Way with Research
As the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, the Lustgarten Foundation is relentlessly focused on funding research that will improve
patient outcomes. Our scientists are developing earlier detection tests and new, more effective treatment approaches that are helping patients today.
Understanding the basic biology of pancreatic cancer enables researchers to get to the very core of the disease. Every aspect of the disease is under investigation as we know it’s the only way to a cure. Progress is only possible once we understand the underpinnings of pancreatic cancer.
Once the fundamental research has been completed, it needs to be “translated” into medical practice. Our translational research program incorporates aspects of both basic science and clinical research, requiring skills and resources that are not readily available in a laboratory or clinical setting. Translational research is critical in order to bring new treatments to patients.
We are impacting patient’s lives in real time. There are hundreds of studies and clinical trials with patients benefitting from using therapies that effectively treat other cancers or by using existing pancreatic cancer drugs in new combinations, while new treatments are also in development. We are on the cusp of major breakthroughs that are improving long term survival.
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Get inspired and connect with patients, survivors and loved ones who are all on the same journey. It’s a unique opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate, reflect and remember as we move closer to a cure for pancreatic cancer. Whether you have walked with us for years or are a first-time participant, our walk will leave you energized and optimistic about the future. Together, we are raising critical dollars for research and changing lives. Help us reach this year’s fundraising goal of $4.6 million.Donate