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National Pancreas Foundation




The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreas disease through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease – pediatric pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Since its foundation in 1997, the NPF has given over $3 million to fund 100 groundbreaking research projects. The Foundation advocacy efforts have also been very effective, actively participating in various national advisory councils and in Department of Defense Consumer Reviews. Furthermore, the NPF has supported initiatives that have led to millions of dollars of additional research by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and other institutions.

National Pancreas Foundation News

  • A New Lease on Life – Cecilia’s Story

    Nov 29, 2018

    My story with pancreatitis started at the age of 12-years-old. Just a few weeks before I was supposed to start middle school I suddenly woke up with excruciating abdominal pain. My body ached and I kept throwing up, I couldn’t[…]

  • One Mile at a Time – Dave’s Story

    Nov 7, 2018

    I grew up being marvelled by movies and rollercoasters…little did I know that the last 18 months would match both of those. April 2017 – I had it all, extremely fortunate to have a successful career, amazing and loving family,[…]

  • 18 Months – Doug’s Story

    Sep 12, 2018

    How do you explain to others what it is like to lose both parents to pancreatic cancer in less than 18 months? Frankly, you can’t. Instead, I would like to focus on the things that occurred during my parents’ lives,[…]

  • Erin’s Story of Hope and Strength

    Sep 11, 2018

    January 2015. We had just completed our first full year of living in Pennsylvania. Still adjusting to a new home, city, and state, we had started to make a few friends. I went from working full time in Colorado, to[…]


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