Pancreatitis and Genetics: New Science Shows Pancreatitis Likely to be Hereditary
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 Precision Medicine, experts in pancreatitis genetics. The doctors answered many questions from patients, including:
- Do genetics cause chronic and recurrent acute pancreatitis?
- Who should get genetic testing?
- How will research on genetics help us find a cure?
Mission: Cure and its partners are using new research on genetics to find pathways toward effective treatments.