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 more than $2,500,000 for pancreatic cancer research.
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Stories
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.