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Megan Golden

Shows Mission: Cure's team at PancreasFest 2019.
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September 5, 2019

Mission: Cure Update: PancreasFest and Progress

PancreasFest 2019 unveiled promising scientific discoveries and exciting collaboration opportunities, and Mission: Cure was there! Mission: Cure's Team at PancreasFest 2019. Big thanks to our amazing interns from Brown University and Amy Jensen who shared her story of living undiagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. Yes, PancreasFest is the name of a scientific conference held annually in Pittsburgh, PA in July where…
Patient ResourcesWebinarsWebinars: TPIAT
April 30, 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…
Patient ResourcesWebinars
April 25, 2019

Webinar on Pediatric Pancreatitis

Pediatric Pancreatitis: Causes, Treatments, Outcomes & Research Dr. Aliye Uc, MD, Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa and leader of the INSPPIRE Pediatric Pancreatitis Research Project shares what has been learned so far, and answers questions from patients and family members. Composed of 22 sites throughout the world, the INSPPIRE group was formed to research…
Exocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyNewsPatient ResourcesTopicsWebinarsWebinars: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) & Pancreatic Enzymes
March 8, 2019

Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy – New Information for Pancreatitis Patients on Treating EPI

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…
News
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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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…
Patient Resources
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…
GeneticsPatient ResourcesWebinarsWebinars: Genetics
November 14, 2018

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLrEmdmgaLQ&t=5s 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…