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.
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.
We accomplish our mission by:
* Increasing funding and support of research into the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer;
* Facilitating and enhancing the dialogue among members of the medical and scientific communities about basic and clinical research efforts that relate to pancreatic cancer;
* Advocating an increase in the annual budget of the National Cancer Institute with emphasis on research related to pancreatic cancer; and
* Heightening the public's awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.