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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

  • Adam’s Story

    Mar 30, 2020

    Adam Barbosa is 20 years-old and from Rhode Island. He had his first pancreatitis episode at 15 years-old when he was a sophomore in high school. It wasn’t until his third attack, that the doctors told him he had two[…]

  • National Pancreas Foundation Appoints David Bakelman as CEO

    Mar 17, 2020

    BETHESDA, MD – March 23, 2020: The National Pancreas Foundations’ (NPF) Board of Directors recently announced David Bakelman as the new CEO. The NPF provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting edge research, advocating[…]

  • Shruthi’s Story

    Jan 7, 2020

    Can you introduce yourself?  Hi NPF Family! I’m Shruthi Shankar and I’ve stepped into my 35th this year. My hometown is Bengaluru, in India, and I spend a good chunk of my time in Bengaluru and partially, in Dubai. I[…]

  • Living with FCS – Giuliana’s Story

    Oct 15, 2019

    Giuliana was just seven weeks old when she was diagnosed with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS), a rare, genetic disorder of fat metabolism that is characterized by extremely high plasma triglyceride levels, which are 10- to 100-fold or more above normal.[…]


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