The Kosten Foundation donates $180,000 to fund pancreatic cancer research teams


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Kosten Foundation announced that it will fund $180,000 in grants in 2022 for research teams to focus on pancreatic cancer research.

Kosten Foundation President Alan Kosten and his research partner Dr. Stephen Behrman joined Action News 5’s Andrew Douglas at the Digital Desk to talk about the specific research being done at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis and the how research partners were selected.

The Memphis-based nonprofit pancreatic cancer organization partners with the Baptist Clinical Research Institute of Memphis, the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, and at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg, Texas.

“We are extremely proud to support these research teams as they innovate and work towards our goal of curing pancreatic cancer. The Kosten Foundation is grateful for the continued support of the community and our sponsors, which allows us to continue to make a difference in the fight against this deadly disease,” said Alan Kosten, President of the Kosten Foundation.

Watch the full interview in the video player above to learn more about how each medical institution will use research funds.

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