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.
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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
Pancreatitis Pain: A Medical Approach with a Patient Focus
Pancreatitis Pain: A Medical Approach with a Patient Focus If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain from pancreatitis, you won't want to miss the second in Mission: Cure’s series on managing chronic pancreatitis pain. The first webinar in this series discussed a psychological approach called pain self-management. In this webinar, Dr. Steven Freedman discussed a range of…Read More
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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
Scary Medical Procedures Can Cause PTSD in Kids with Pancreatitis
Key takeaways: • Medical procedures can be traumatic for children, and this trauma can cause “medical PTSD”-- a condition called pediatric medical traumatic stress, or PMTS • PMTS is being studied in people with chronic pancreatitis and other chronic illnesses • If children suffer from PMTS, parents can help by finding psychologists experienced in chronic illness, keeping their doctors and…Read More