Roger Magowitz started the Seena Magowitz Foundation in 2002 to honor his mother, Seena Magowitz. Since then, the Foundation has raised over twelve million dollars for pancreatic cancer research. The $12 Million primarily has funded Pilot Studies and Phase 1 Studies that have led to over $150 Million in additional funding for expanded clinical trials. Our near-term goals are seeking more rapid discovery of innovative treatments and easy methods of early detection that will extend patient quality of life.
Of course, the long-term mission is prevention and a cure. The Foundation places a strong emphasis on public awareness and the power of knowledge that intends to increase the average 5-year+ survival beyond the existing 10%. The Foundation is proud to belong to the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. It believes that unity and collaboration in the fight is the way to defeat this deadly disease.