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Demonstrating a new model for curing disease

We are a coalition of doctors, researchers, patients, and entrepreneurs pioneering a new approach to curing diseases through innovative outcome-based financing. We collaborate with impact investors and payers to discover life-altering therapies and bring them to patients.

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 are developing a 10-year plan.

OUR APPROACH

Financing Based On Patient Outcomes

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Promising And Cost-Effective Methods To Cure Diseases

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Active Collaboration Among Stakeholders

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Partnerships With Impact Investors

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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News from Mission: Cure

March 8, 2019 in News, Patient Resources, Webinars

Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy – Worldwide Expert Gives Pancreatitis Patients New Information on Treating Pancreatic Insufficiency

Busting the Myths about Pancreatic Enzymes for Pancreatitis Dr. Steven Freedman, MD, Ph.D., a worldwide expert on pancreatic disease and cystic fibrosis, presents Busting the Myths about Pancreatic Enzymes for Pancreatitis. In this webinar, the fifth in Mission: Cure’s Patient and Family Webinar Series, Dr. Freedman explains: What causes exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)? How is EPI diagnosed and treated? When should you…
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March 1, 2019 in News

Potential Chronic Pancreatitis Treatments Identified

On February 28, 2019, Rare Disease Day, an alliance of leading life-science companies, in partnership with Mission: Cure, announced the promising results of a 4-month "datathon" aimed at identifying potential treatments for chronic pancreatitis. Using artificial intelligence and statistical techniques, datathon participants identified 4 existing, approved drugs as repurposing candidates worth testing as possible cures for pancreatitis. New Pancreatitis Treatment…
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January 11, 2019 in Blog, Patient Resources

Genetic Testing for Pancreatitis: What We Know Now

Dr. Mark Haupt, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Ariel Precision Medicine, a company that provides digital health and genomics solutions for complex disorders, like pancreatitis. Dr. Haupt is a Pediatric Pulmonologist who has dedicated his career to helping patients with pancreatic disease through his work in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and his current work with Ariel. As a…
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October 15, 2018 in Blog

Kayla-Ann Keagy: Courage Award Recipient Tells Her Story

At the 2018 LA Party for a Cure fundraising event, Mission: Cure had the honor of awarding the Courage Award to four remarkable young individuals living with chronic pancreatitis. While the event as a whole was a verifiable success, raising over $150,000 to support the search for a cure, it was the stories of Matthew Musto (aka blackbear), Kayla-Ann Keagy,…
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