The Lustgarten Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created
in 1998. It is named for Marc Lustgarten, Vice Chairman of Cablevision Systems Corportion, who was diagnosed with pancreatic
The mission of the Foundation is to "advance the scientific and medical
research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer" by: increasing funding for research
related to pancreatic cancer, heightening the public's awareness of pancreatic cancer, and enhancing the dialog about pancreatic
cancer in the medical and scientific communities.
The Lustgarten Foundation has awarded more than $9 million to support research
in pancreatic cancer. It is the largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research.