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Herb Kosten

About Herb Kosten

Kosten Foundation Overview

The Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research was founded in 2003 by the family of Herb Kosten after his death due to pancreatic cancer. Kosten’s family sought to improve community support, awareness, and funding for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest known cancers. The organization has raised over $1,500,000 for pancreatic cancer research.

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The mission of Kosten foundation is four-fold:

  • To establish support and a forum for communication amongst those afflicted with pancreatic cancer via support group meetings and this website.
  • To assist with the training of future pancreatic surgeons.

  • To provide funding for a yearly Memphis public lecture on pancreatic cancer delivered by a nationally and/or internationally renowned expert on the disease.
  • To provide funding for clinical and basic research toward improving outcomes of those afflicted with pancreatic cancer.

Contact The Kosten Foundation

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

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Your donation funds our research, support group, symposium series and other valuable projects in our efforts to end pancreatic cancer and to support those touched by the disease.

6060 Poplar Avenue, Suite 140
Memphis, TN 38119

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Kosten Foundation
Kosten Foundation2 days ago
Today is the first day of Fall! We have a lot of activities coming up this fall in honor of #PancreaticCancerAwarenessMonth in November - stay tuned for more information on activities!
Kosten Foundation
Kosten Foundation3 days ago
While we are thankful every day, on #WorldGratitudeDay we give our sincerest and most humble thanks to our wonderful Kosten community, including volunteers, sponsors, doctors, researchers, survivors, patients, caregivers, and family members.
Kosten Foundation
Kosten Foundation4 days ago
We are thankful for the brilliant scientists at UTHSC who are on the frontlines battling #pancreaticcancer every day. We look forward to seeing you at our annual symposium this November! #ThankfulThursday
Kosten Foundation
Kosten Foundation5 days ago
#WellnessWednesday! Your doctor diagnosed pancreatic cancer and recommended that treatment begin immediately. What do you do? Check out PanCan's treatment do's and don'ts: https://www.pancan.org/news/pancreatic-cancer-treatment-dos-and-donts/
Kosten Foundation
Kosten Foundation7 days ago
Make a difference in 2018! Set up monthly gifts and #wagehope against #pancreaticcancer. #MondayMotivation http://www.kostenfoundation.com/make-a-donation

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