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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…
Pancreatitis Clinical Trial
January 6, 2023

New Clinical Trial Testing a Repurposing Drug, Proglumide, Aims to Treat Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis, a life-threatening condition, occurs suddenly and is often idiopathic (meaning, for unknown reasons). Although treatment specific to the disease is lacking, it usually resolves with proper clinical management. Multiple episodes may occur over time, leading to recurrent acute pancreatitis, which can eventually lead to chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis is irreversible inflammatory and fibrotic damage to the pancreas, resulting…