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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…
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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.
GeneticsPatient ResourcesUncategorized
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…
Mission: Cure UpdatesNews
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…
NutritionPatient ResourcesWebinars
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 ManagementPatient Resources
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…
Pain Management
March 22, 2022

This is What Experts Say About Neuropathic Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis [2022 Blog Post]

Many patients with chronic pancreatitis experience neuropathic pain--a type of pain that happens when your nervous system is not working correctly. The good news is that this type of pain is treatable. You will learn about treating neuropathic pain and different types of pain in this blog post. This blog post written by Dr. Jay Pasrischa, an expert from Johns…
Pain ManagementPatient Resources
March 16, 2022

Medical Cannabis for Pancreatitis

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pancreatitis In this video guide, Dr. Tim Gardner explains medical cannabis and how pancreatitis patients can benefit from it. Dr. Gardner is a gastroenterologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. DISCLAIMER: The information on this video is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical marijuana is…
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Patient ResourcesRepurposing Drugs
February 23, 2022

Webinar: New Therapies for Pancreatitis

Can Pancreatitis be Cured? Mission: Cure's webinar on February 23rd, 2022 featured three biotech executives who are searching for a cure for pancreatitis and one of its major complications, diabetes. John Mellnik, CEO of Path BioAnalytics (PBA), discusses their most recent project that uses translational science and proprietary technology to identify drugs that will correct the problems in the pancreas…
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