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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 nearly $2,000,000 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.

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Memphis, TN 38119

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Face of Pancreatic Cancer: Ruggedly handsome actor Pernell Roberts (1928 - 2010) shocked Hollywood by leaving TV's "Bonanza" at the height of its popularity. But he came back to television years later, finding fame once again as "Trapper John, M.D."
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Kosten Foundation
#TBT to last year's Kosten Foundation Purple Day! Thursday, November 21 is #worldpancreaticcancerday and we are turning the city of Memphis purple! Whether it's at your home or office, bring out those purple lights and decor! Stay tuned for more information on events in celebration of #KFDPurpleDay!
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Kosten Foundation
#Pancreaticcancer is one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved substantially over nearly 40 years. #pancreaticcancerawarenessmonth #wellnesswednesday
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Kosten Foundation
Face of Pancreatic Cancer: Nominated for an Oscar for "In the Name of the Father," Pete Postlethwaite (1946 - 2011) had a powerful presence and authenticity on screen and on stage. Director Steven Spielberg – who used Postlethwaite twice – called him "probably the best actor in the world."
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Kosten Foundation
Face of Pancreatic Cancer: "Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011) was better than Santa Claus, because he'd show up once a year and offer us toys that we'd never even imagined could exist." – An Apple fan on Twitter
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Kosten Foundation
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