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May 2021 Newsletter

By May 27, 2021June 9th, 2021No Comments

Chronic pancreatitis patient Ashlynn Nieve (18) shares her story with this terrible disease. She talks about how long she had to wait for her diagnosis, how her chronic pain often kept her from attending school, and how she coped with prejudice and stigma without losing hope.

Our Progress

First Treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis

We announced a few months ago that Healx, a UK-based biotech firm, selected Mission: Cure to be part of its Rare Disease Treatment Accelerator. Healx has now applied its AI-driven drug prediction model to recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis, producing a prioritized list of compounds that are predicted to counteract the inflammation and fibrosis of the pancreas. They will begin testing the top drug candidates (which have been approved for other diseases) in the lab on animals or cells with chronic pancreatitis this summer.

Improving Care for Pancreatitis Patients

Building on the guidelines published by the American College of Gastroenterology last year, Mission: Cure has developed a simple framework designed to improve patient outcomes and well-being.

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Patient Stories

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AVOIDING PANCREATITIS COMPLICATIONS: SEEKING PROACTIVE CARE


Rohit Sharma’s story explains the importance of proactive care and self-advocacy for pancreatitis patients.

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meditation for pain managementMEDITATION FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT: MY EXPERIENCE


Chronic pancreatitis patient Eric Golden shares his experience with mindfulness and meditation for chronic pain.

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Save the date for our second annual Moments of Hope Gala!
More details to come.

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