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