NPF News

2016 Research Grant Recipients

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The National Pancreas Foundation Announces 2016 Research Grant Recipients NPF Awards 300,000 Dollars to Research Bethesda, MD – April 25, 2016 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for those impacted by pancreatic disease, announced today that …

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Designation of Seven Additional NPF Centers

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The National Pancreas Foundation Announces the Designation of Seven Additional NPF Centers for the Care and Treatment of Pancreatitis BETHESDA, MD – February 19, 2016 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, announces the designation of seven additional National Pancreas Foundation Centers. …

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A Letter from a Patient to Her Disease

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Here is a letter from a patient to her disease. Much of this will strike a chord with patients of pancreas disease. This young woman has familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS), which is a rare genetic disorder that causes the body to become unable to effectively clear lipid particles called chylomicrons. As a result, patients have …

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NPF Centers Make the News!

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Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) recently interviewed NPF co-founder Jane Holt to discuss the newly designated NPF Centers as well as progress being made in the treatment of pancreatic diseases.

FDA approves new treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection), in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin, to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) pancreatic cancer who have been previously treated with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 48,960 new cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2015, …

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