The Lustgarten Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation was created in 1998 to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. To date, the Foundation has provided more than $38 million in support of breakthrough research to find early detection methods, better treatments, and ultimately, a cure. Major projects include sequencing the genome of pancreatic cancers and an early detection initiative to develop a blood test to detect the disease. Now, as a result of Cablevision’s multi-year commitment to underwrite all of its operating costs, the Foundation will significantly increase its research funding budget.