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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.


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Kosten Foundation1 day ago
What do leprechauns and early KickIt5K registrants have in common? They both saved money in their piggy bank! Register for the KickIt5K before March 21 for an early bird discount! www.kickit5k.racesonline.com
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Kosten Foundation2 days ago
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We are so LUCKY we have a supportive, engaging community like you!
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Kosten Foundation3 days ago
Have you stocked up on groceries for St. Patty's Day tomorrow? If you shop at Kroger, enroll for the Community Rewards program and proceeds of your groceries will be donated to the Kosten Foundation. https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow
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Kosten Foundation4 days ago
There's no routine screening for this deadly disease.
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Kosten Foundation4 days ago
We can never fully express our thanks to our wonderful Kick It 5K teams. Register for this year's event TODAY! Early registration ends March 21! www.kickit5k.racesonline.com #ThankfulThursday
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Kosten Foundation4 days ago
3.141592… It's National Pi Day! Why not have your cake and eat it too? Celebrate today with this healthy Orange and Almond Mound Cake. (Pg. 138-139) #WellnessWednesday https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/booklets/cook-book/