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June 15, 2021

FREE WEBINAR: Genetics and Medication: How Your Genes Affect the Medications You Take

Genetics and Medication How Your Genes Affect the Medications You Take Please register for Mission: Cure's next webinar Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:00 p.m. EST  Have you ever wondered why some medications don't always work as well as they should? One of the reasons may be your genetics. In this webinar, you will learn about how your genes can influence how your body…
June 14, 2021

Introducing Mission: Cure’s 2021 Summer Intern Cohort

We are thrilled to introduce this year's summer intern cohort. The interns hail from a wide variety of institutions, cities, and professional and academic backgrounds. This year's interns will work on a number of projects including drug repurposing, communications, nonprofit operations, grant management, and patient-centered care models. Mariel Priven is a rising junior at Tufts University majoring in Community Health…
May 27, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

Chronic pancreatitis patient Ashlynn Nieve (18) shares her story with this terrible disease. She talks about how long she had to wait for her diagnosis, how her chronic pain often kept her from attending school, and how she coped with prejudice and stigma without losing hope. (more…)
BlogCare Framework
May 11, 2021

Care Framework

Last year, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published clinical guidelines to provide an evidence-based practical approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic pancreatitis for the general gastroenterologist. We, at Mission: Cure, commend the efforts of the authors and believe that these guidelines are an important step forward for pancreatitis patients who continue to seek a diagnosis and treatment…
chronic pain and pediatric pancreatitis
Patient StoriesPediatric Pancreatitis
April 29, 2021

Chronic Pediatric Pancreatitis and Chronic Pain: Ashlynn’s Story

Ashlynn Nieve, 18, shares her story with pediatric pancreatitis Chronic pediatric pancreatitis patient Ashlynn Nieve (18) talks about how long she had to wait for her diagnosis, how her chronic pain often kept her from attending school and how she coped with prejudice and discrimination without losing hope. Ashylnn has been suffering from chronic pediatric pancreatitis for the last eight…
alcohol and pancreatitis
Alcohol & Pancreatitis
April 14, 2021

Pancreatitis & Alcohol

The connection between pancreatitis and alcohol is widely misunderstood. Many people think that drinking alcohol causes chronic pancreatitis... This is WRONG! New studies are debunking old claims that pancreatitis is a disease of alcoholics. Alcohol alone does not directly cause chronic pancreatitis. The widespread belief that chronic pancreatitis is usually caused by alcohol abuse is harmful. Because most doctors believe…
April 12, 2021

“How is Pancreatitis Diagnosed?”: Webinar Q&A

Many patients struggle with receiving an accurate pancreatitis diagnosis. Mission: Cure held a webinar on March 10th, 2021 to address the many concerns that patients have regarding their diagnosis "are pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer related?",  "can pancreatitis be cured?", "which tests do I need to get done?". You can watch the webinar here. Due to the high volume of questions…
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