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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Now Hiring a Program and Communications Coordinator!
Your career at Mission: Cure can help improve the lives of people who are suffering and change the way diseases are cured Job Overview and Requirements: Are you ready to apply your talents in program development and communications to help grow an innovative nonprofit that is changing the model for curing disease while improving the lives of people who are…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
Mission: Cure – Blog
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