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September 19, 2022

Moments of Hope Gala

MOMENTS OF HOPE GALA - Saturday, October 15, 2022. 5pm PT / 8pm ET: Moments of Hope Gala (party!). Your donations contribute to Mission: Cure’s efforts to dramatically improve the lives of all people affected by pancreatitis.
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August 23, 2022

Now Hiring a Nonprofit Growth Marketer!

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 marketing and communications to help grow an innovative nonprofit that is changing the model for curing disease while improving the lives of people who are suffering?…
Mission: Cure staff and interns standing outside at University of Pittsburgh
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August 11, 2022

Getting Ready to Test New Pancreatitis Treatments: News from PancreasFest

When will we have new treatments for pancreatitis? In July, Mission: Cure met with researchers and doctors to discuss this important question. Mission: Cure CEO Megan Golden, VP for Translational Research Lola Rahib, and the summer interns attended PancreasFest 2022 at the University of Pittsburgh. PancreasFest is an annual conference that brings together researchers who treat pancreatic diseases. These experts…
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June 15, 2022

New Collaboration with Johns Hopkins to Treat Pancreatitis Pain

Mission: Cure has provided initial funding to Johns Hopkins Medicine to launch the new Pancreatitis Pain Research Center. Mission: Cure will work with Johns Hopkins to establish the Pancreatitis Pain Research Program.The Goals for the Pancreatitis Pain Program are: To study and treat specific types of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis To create an evidence-based model to effectively treat pancreatitis…
June 8, 2022

Meet the 2022 Summer Intern Cohort!

2020 Summer Intern Cohort Mission: Cure is pleased to welcome a group of talented and passionate minds to the team this summer! This year's interns will work on a variety of science, research nonprofit management, public policy, and communications projects.
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April 25, 2022

Genetic Testing for Pancreatitis: A Toolkit

There are many benefits to getting genetic testing-- and it also comes with limitations. Genetic testing for pancreatitis might give you a fuller picture of your disease. Pancreatitis-specific genetic tests, like those provided by Ariel Precision Medicine, test for a number of gene mutations in your DNA, like CFTR, PRSS1, and SPINK1. These gene mutations are known to cause chronic…
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April 20, 2022

Exciting Updates from Mission: Cure

Join our mailing list and the first to know about the newest breakthroughs in pancreatitis research and important patient-education events. Meet the New Face of Science at Mission: Cure Meet Lola Rahib, Ph.D. Lola recently joined Mission: Cure as vice president of translational research to move our “cure strategy” forward. Lola has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, expertise in pancreatic…
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April 6, 2022

Webinar: Nutrition for Chronic Pancreatitis

Nutrition for Chronic Pancreatitis Nutrition is one of the most important considerations for patients who suffer from pancreatitis. Mission: Cure's webinar on April 6th, 2022 featured pancreatic nutrition expert Mary Phillips from Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, UK. During the webinar, Mary discusses the following topics: Malnutrition in chronic pancreatitis: prevalence, causes, and treatment Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: what it…
Pain Management
March 23, 2022

Guided Meditation for Pain Relief

Dr. Christiane Wolf leads a 10-minute guided meditation for pain and discomfort. Meditation can be a powerful tool to manage pain associated with chronic illnesses like pancreatitis. Dr. Christiane Wolf is a physician turned mindfulness and compassion teacher and teacher trainer. She is an authorized Buddhist teacher in the Insight (Vipassana) meditation tradition, teaching classes and retreats worldwide. More on…