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: 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
Pancreatitis and Chronic Pain: How Can I Manage?
On this Mission: Cure webinar, Dr. Tonya Palermo discusses pain self-management techniques If you or a family member have chronic pain from pancreatitis, Mission: Cure’s webinar with Dr. Tonya Palermo will be helpful as it explores the impact of chronic pain on children, adults and families dealing with pancreatitis. “Chronic Pain and Pancreatitis” was selected as the topic for this…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