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December 9, 2020

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and Pancreatic Enzymes

What is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)?  EPI --when the pancreas does not secrete enough digestive enzymes-- is common in people with chronic pancreatitis. This is because as the pancreas gets scarred, the part of the pancreas that generates enzymes is destroyed and thus is unable to produce these enzymes that are essential in the digestive process. Leading causes of EPI: …
Patient ResourcesPediatric PancreatitisWebinars: Pediatric Pancreatitis
April 25, 2019

Webinar: Pediatric Pancreatitis

Pediatric Pancreatitis: Causes, Treatments, Outcomes & Research Dr. Aliye Uc, MD, Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa and leader of the INSPPIRE Pediatric Pancreatitis Research Project shares what has been learned so far, and answers questions from patients and family members. Composed of 22 sites throughout the world, the INSPPIRE group was formed to research…
Pain ManagementPatient ResourcesPediatric Pancreatitis
August 26, 2021

Toolkit: Pain Management for Pediatric Pancreatitis Patients

Pain is the number one symptom of pancreatitis. Children living with pancreatitis often have to miss out on school, daily activities, and social bonding opportunities due to pancreatitis-induced pain episodes. Experts agree that pain management strategies can help pediatric patients and families live more high-quality lives. This toolkit provides expert recommendations on pain management for pediatric pancreatitis patients. This pain…
NewsPain ManagementPatient ResourcesWebinars: Pain Management
October 28, 2019

Webinar: 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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NewsPain ManagementPatient ResourcesPediatric PancreatitisWebinars: Pain ManagementWebinars: Pediatric Pancreatitis
September 6, 2019

Webinar: 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…
Stephen Pandol, MD, is Director of Basic and Translational Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Alcohol & PancreatitisGeneticsPatient ResourcesTopics
June 5, 2018

Blog: Pancreatitis and Alcohol: What’s the Real Connection?

I’ve been researching and treating chronic pancreatitis for decades, so I know firsthand what a complicated disease it is and how many unknowns remain. Answers are finally beginning to emerge, but the research is still very preliminary, underscoring how much more we need to learn. It has become increasingly clear that chronic pancreatitis (CP) is caused by multiple factors. Those…
GeneticsPatient ResourcesWebinars: Genetics
November 14, 2018

Webinar: Pancreatitis and Genetics

Pancreatitis and Genetics: New Science Shows Pancreatitis Likely to be Hereditary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLrEmdmgaLQ&t=5s Pancreatitis is Often Caused by Genetics In November 2018, Mission: Cure hosted a webinar for chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis patients on new genetic discoveries related to pancreatitis. It featured presentations by Dr. David Whitcomb of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Dr. Mark Haupt of Ariel…
GeneticsNewsPatient ResourcesRepurposing Drugs
December 9, 2018

Webinar: Curing Pancreatitis: It’s Time for a New Approach!

https://youtu.be/BOmLjiVIX6c On December 8th, Mission: Cure hosted an informational webinar for chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis patients, their families and clinicians on their new approach to curing pancreatitis. It featured co-directors Megan Golden and Linda Martin, who gave presentations on the gap Mission: Cure is working to address, their innovative financing model, and how patients and families can get involved…
GeneticsNewsPatient ResourcesWebinars: Genetics
June 29, 2021

Webinar: Genetics and Medication

Genetics and Medication: How Your Genes Affect the Medications You Take https://youtu.be/yA0nteCFZFY On June 23rd, 2021, Mission: Cure held a webinar with Ariel Precision Medicine to shed light on the connection between genetics and medication. Solomon Adams, Director of Bioinformatics and Genome Technologies discussed how your genes affect how certain medications (like antidepressants and pain medication) work and how you…
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