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September 11, 2020

Survey to Assess the Financial Implications of Pancreatitis

Mission: Cure was established in 2017 to improve patient outcomes, find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatitis. Over the last three years, patients have consistently shared their dismal experience and the financial toll of navigating the medical system in search of a diagnosis and/or a treatment plan while suffering with pain, hopelessness, and poor outcomes. We are conducting…
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August 25, 2020

Moments of Hope Photo/Video Contest

Mission: Cure Moments of Hope Photo/Video Contest We're very excited to release more details soon about our virtual Moments of Hope celebration for a cure. To make the evening even more special, we need your help! Pictures are worth a thousand words, and we want to be able to tell a story about pancreatitis and hope using your photos and…
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August 20, 2020

Now Hiring: Volunteer Development Intern

About Mission: Cure Mission: Cure was founded in 2017 to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatitis, an extremely painful, degenerative and costly disease. Led by Megan Golden, a leader in innovative, outcome-based financing such as “Social Impact Bonds,” and Linda Martin, a veteran technology entrepreneur, Mission: Cure is pioneering a new funding model that creates new incentives…
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August 19, 2020

Now Hiring: Intern, Research, Communications, and Projects

About Mission: Cure Mission:Cure is a young, ambitious nonprofit organization. It was founded in 2017 to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatitis, an extremely painful, degenerative and costly disease. Mission:Cure is pioneering an innovative funding model that creates new incentives for patient outcomes and uses impact investing and public-private partnerships.  In our first three years, we have…
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August 3, 2020

New Clinical Trial for Chronic Pancreatitis Patients

If you: Have chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, AND Have been diagnosed with diabetes, Are between the ages of 40 and 85, you may be elegible to participate in a new research study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study seeks to develop a blood test that can separate diabetes caused by pancreatic cancer or chronic pancreatitis…
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January 30, 2020

Pancreatitis Pain: The Latest Treatment & Policy Perspectives on Opioids

Mission: Cure's most recent webinar is now online: Pancreatitis Pain: The Latest Medical & Policy Perspectives on Opioids Watch It Now! On this webinar, Kate Nicholson, J.D., a civil rights attorney, pain patient advocate, and expert on the so-called opioid or overdose crisis, and Dr. Eva Szigethy, a leading UPMC psychiatrist focused on the management of chronic pain and psychotropic medication…
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June 17, 2020

Introducing Mission: Cure’s Summer 2020 Intern Cohort!

This summer, Mission: Cure is excited to welcome nine incredible interns to our team. As our largest summer intern cohort ever, they have been busy in these past few weeks learning about chronic pancreatitis and Mission: Cure's model and speaking with other individuals in Mission: Cure's network. Despite not being able to be physically together, this already promises to be…
Shows Mission: Cure's team at PancreasFest 2019.
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September 5, 2019

Mission: Cure Update: PancreasFest and Progress

PancreasFest 2019 unveiled promising scientific discoveries and exciting collaboration opportunities, and Mission: Cure was there! Mission: Cure's Team at PancreasFest 2019. Big thanks to our amazing interns from Brown University and Amy Jensen who shared her story of living undiagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. Yes, PancreasFest is the name of a scientific conference held annually in Pittsburgh, PA in July where…
Depicting a child suffering from chronic pain on a couch.
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September 6, 2019

Pancreatitis and Chronic Pain: How Can I Manage?

On this Mission: Cure webinar, Dr. Tonya Palermo discusses pain self-management techniques If you or a family member have chronic pain from pancreatitis, Mission: Cure’s webinar with Dr. Tonya Palermo will be helpful as it explores the impact of chronic pain on children, adults and families dealing with pancreatitis. “Chronic Pain and Pancreatitis” was selected as the topic for this…
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October 28, 2019

Pancreatitis Pain: A Medical Approach with a Patient Focus

Pancreatitis Pain: A Medical Approach with a Patient Focus If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain from pancreatitis, you won't want to miss the second in Mission: Cure’s series on managing chronic pancreatitis pain. The first webinar in this series discussed a psychological approach called pain self-management. In this webinar, Dr. Steven Freedman discussed a range of…
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