Clinical Trials

An app-based, compensated research opportunity for our community members living with high triglycerides!

Severely elevated triglycerides often go hand-in-hand with other chronic conditions, including pancreatitis. If you’re managing high triglycerides, you can receive up to $360 in gift cards for joining the meTriG Study. What is the meTriG study? The meTriG Study is app-based and completely remote (no clinic visits required), where you track your everyday health observations. […]

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New Clinical Trial Testing Lacosamide to Improve Opioid Effectiveness in the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis Pain

Chronic abdominal pain is the hallmark symptom of chronic pancreatitis, with many patients seeking medical attention for pain control. While several management options are potentially available to gastroenterologists, outcomes are often disappointing, and opioids remain a mainstay of therapy. This is an NIH-funded phase 1 trial, “Safety, Tolerability and dose-limiting Toxicity of lacosamide in patients

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New Clinical Study Aims To Detect Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in At-Risk Patients

Certain people with chronic pancreatitis are at a high risk of getting pancreatic cancer. In fact, people with pancreatitis and PRSS1 mutations (also known as hereditary pancreatitis) should get screened for pancreatic cancer every year. Unfortunately, for now, there isn’t a test to detect pancreatic cancer early on. To screen for pancreatic cancer, doctors currently

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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

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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

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