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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

  • 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.[…]

  • More than a diagnosis – Lora’s Story

    Sep 3, 2019

    On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in August of 2018, NPF Central Pennsylvania Chapter Chair, Lora Kelly reached an important milestone; five years of remaining pancreatic cancer-free! She and her family and felt triumphant to have reached this life-giving milestone. As[…]

  • Staying #LaurenStrong – Lauren’s Story

    Aug 14, 2019

    When did your pancreatitis story start? It was in August of 2010, and I was 8 years old.  I have two younger brothers, and at that time my brother Cameron was 5 years old and my youngest brother Liam was[…]


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