Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer, who recently won 32 games on the long-running show, donated to the Naperville (Illinois) Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, in honor of host Alex Trebek and all the other survivors, and those who are battling the disease. Read more on the Lustgarten Foundation website.
Lustgarten-funded research has been featured in Science this month.
David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Cancer Center on Long Island, New York, and Chief Scientist for the Lustgarten Foundation, and Hans Clevers of the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands, published a comprehensive review of organoids for cancer research. Read the story on the CSHL website for more details.
Dannielle Engle, a former CSHL Cancer Center postdoctoral fellow who was recently appointed Assistant Professor at Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, has found that CA 19-9, used as a biomarker for pancreatic cancer progress, has a role in causing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. For more on this discovery, visit the CSHL website.
Save the Date!
On November 21, 2019—World Pancreatic Cancer Day—Let’s Win is having their Second Annual Benefit “Celebrating Collaboration in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer.” The Lustgarten Foundation will be recognized for its efforts in pancreatic cancer research, including its collaborations with Stand Up To Cancer. For more details visit the Let’s Win website.