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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

  • 170 Laps (or Rucking through Pancreatitis) – Matt’s Story

    Mar 20, 2019

    In May of 2014, I woke up one morning and had what I thought was really bad indigestion along with some abdominal pain. I had physical therapy that morning from a recent shoulder surgery and went about my morning routine[…]

  • A Patient and Caregiver’s Perspective – June and Rod’s Story

    Feb 19, 2019

    My official journey with pancreatic disease began in February 2012 when I was diagnosed. I had my gallbladder removed back in 1982 after delivering my first child. For years I would experience what to me felt like gallbladder attacks. A[…]

  • A Fixed and Full Tummy – Rylan’s Story

    Feb 7, 2019

    Rylan, 5, was a year and half old when he was officially diagnosed with idiopathic pancreatitis. July 2018 he had a  total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). Through his Mom, Haley Grammer, she shares Rylan’s journey with pancreatitis.  From the time[…]

  • Etornam’s Story

    Feb 5, 2019

    I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in 2017. In Ghana, where I live, the condition may be prevalent but it remains mainly undiagnosed. I knew nothing about it back then. I had never even heard of the name. I have[…]


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