We at Mission: Cure stand in solidarity with the Black community, the Black Lives Matter movement, and efforts to end systemic racism. We commit to look into ourselves as individuals and as an organization and to do more to advance anti-racism in everything we do.
The first disease we are attacking is pancreatitis. The world’s top pancreatic experts believe a well-funded, coordinated research and development program could lead to effective treatments within 10 years. Mission: Cure is working to make that happen. Consulting with pancreatic experts from the nation’s top research and healthcare institutions, we developed a 10-year plan and are working to implement it.
The time is right to create a new model for curing disease. Exciting developments in genetics and data are making precision medicine a reality. Healthcare payers are moving toward value-based funding, especially for chronic diseases. And a new generation of impact investors—seeking to generate social and not just financial returns—have made curing disease a priority.
News from Mission: Cure
Introducing Mission: Cure’s Summer 2020 Intern Cohort!
This summer, Mission: Cure is excited to welcome nine incredible interns to our team. As our largest summer intern cohort ever, they have been busy in these past few weeks learning about chronic pancreatitis and Mission: Cure's model and speaking with other individuals in Mission: Cure's network. Despite not being able to be physically together, this already promises to be…Read More
Pancreatitis Pain: The Latest Treatment & Policy Perspectives on Opioids
Mission: Cure's most recent webinar is now online: Pancreatitis Pain: The Latest Medical & Policy Perspectives on Opioids Watch It Now! On this webinar, Kate Nicholson, J.D., a civil rights attorney, pain patient advocate, and expert on the so-called opioid or overdose crisis, and Dr. Eva Szigethy, a leading UPMC psychiatrist focused on the management of chronic pain and psychotropic medication…Read More
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Mission: Cure’s Statement on Racial Equality and Justice
We at Mission: Cure are shocked and outraged by the circumstances surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sandra Bland, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other victims of anti-Black violence. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, the Black Lives Matter movement, and efforts to end systemic racism. We commit to addressing racial inequality whenever and wherever…Read More
Managing Chronic Pain in Pancreatitis
Key points: • Chronic pain from pancreatitis takes a major toll on patients and their loved ones. • To effectively treat chronic pancreatitis pain, we need to address the symptoms as well as the impact of pain on patients’ lives. • One piece of the solution is self-management, which involves education, lifestyle changes, pain coping skills, and emotional and social…Read More