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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 Patient and Caregiver’s Perspective – June’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. Just a few months ago, he had a  total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). Through his Mom, Haley Grammer, she shares Rylan’s journey with pancreatitis. […]

  • 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[…]

  • Grit and Grace – Attie’s Story

    Jan 24, 2019

    Attie Jamison, 14, remembers having pancreatitis attacks since she was 4 or 5, but her parents feel that she actually had attacks even before she could form sentences. “When Attie was 2, she would have unexplainable tummy pains, screaming in[…]


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