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Megan Golden

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) & Pancreatic EnzymesNewsPatient ResourcesWebinarsWebinars: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) & Pancreatic Enzymes
March 8, 2019

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

Busting the Myths about Pancreatic Enzymes for Pancreatitis and EPI 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…
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March 1, 2019

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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NewsPatient ResourcesWebinarsWebinars: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) & Pancreatic Enzymes
February 19, 2019

Pancreatic Enzymes for Pancreatitis: Upcoming Webinar

Confused about pancreatic enzymes? Mission: Cure invites you to join us on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST for our next webinar Busting the Myths about Pancreatic Enzymes for Pancreatitis If you think you have pancreatic insufficiency due to pancreatitis or another disorder, you won't want to miss Mission: Cure's next webinar. Get the information you need about exocrine pancreatic…
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NewsPatient ResourcesTPIATWebinarsWebinars: TPIAT
January 11, 2019

Will Pancreas Surgery Cure My Pancreatitis? Doctors Explain TPIAT

Mission: Cure's webinar, TPIAT: Should I Have My Pancreas Removed?, discusses pancreas surgery to reduce chronic pain from pancreatitis.  This is the fourth broadcast in Mission: Cure’s Patient and Family Webinar Series. In this webinar replay you can hear Dr. Melena Bellin of the University of Minnesota explain: Who should consider TPIAT (Total Pancreatectomy & Islet Auto-Transplantation) The selection criteria The TPIAT…
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BlogGeneticsNewsPatient Resources
December 13, 2018

“Is Pancreatitis in Your Genes?” Webinar Q&A

We had so many questions during our webinar on the genetics of pancreatitis, which can be viewed here, that we could not answer them all during the session. We didn't want to leave questions unanswered, so here are Dr. Mark Haupt and Dr. David Whitcomb's answers to the questions we didn’t get to: (more…)
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NewsPatient ResourcesRepurposing DrugsWebinars
December 9, 2018

Curing Pancreatitis: It’s Time for a New Approach!

https://youtu.be/BOmLjiVIX6c On December 8th, Mission: Cure hosted an informational webinar for chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis patients, their families and clinicians on their new approach to curing pancreatitis. It featured co-directors Megan Golden and Linda Martin, who gave presentations on the gap Mission: Cure is working to address, their innovative financing model, and how patients and families can get involved…
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GeneticsPatient ResourcesWebinarsWebinars: Genetics
November 15, 2018

“Is Pancreatitis in Your Genes?” Webinar Presentation Slides

On November 13th, Mission: Cure hosted an informational webinar for chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis patients, their families and clinicians on new genetic discoveries related to this disease. Below are the slides for the presentations by Dr. David Whitcomb of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Dr. Mark Haupt of Ariel Precision Medicine, two award-winning and innovative leaders, and a…
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GeneticsNewsPatient Resources
November 14, 2018

Pancreatitis and Genetics: New Science Shows Pancreatitis Likely to be Hereditary

https://youtu.be/dLrEmdmgaLQ Pancreatitis is Often Caused by Genetics In November 2018, Mission: Cure hosted a webinar for chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis patients on new genetic discoveries related to pancreatitis. It featured presentations by Dr. David Whitcomb of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Dr. Mark Haupt of Ariel Precision Medicine, experts in pancreatitis genetics. The doctors answered many questions…
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GeneticsPatient ResourcesWebinarsWebinars: Genetics
October 27, 2018

“Is Pancreatitis in Your Genes” Webinar Speakers

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD is the Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh and Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Whitcomb founded the Center for Genomic Sciences (now part of the Genomics and Proteomics Core Laboratory), served as Director of the Nutrition Support Service and Director…
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BlogPatient Stories
October 15, 2018

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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