National Pancreas Foundation Mission

The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.

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Physician Programs

Research Grants

Research Grants

NPF raises and directs funds to support exemplary research projects in the field of pancreas disease

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Fellows Symposium

Fellows Symposium

A three-day symposium pairing together world class physicians and scientists with medical fellows.

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Medical Education

Medical Education

Medical provider educational information and opportunities

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National Patient Registry

National Patient Registry

Institutional participation in the National Patient Registry

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NPF News

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Patient and Supporter Stories

Living with FCS – Giuliana’s Story
15 October 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. In Giuliana’s case, her triglycerides were 24,000. FCS is caused by insufficient or impaired function …

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More than a diagnosis – Lora’s Story
3 September 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 she reflects upon all of the treatment she’s endured to reach this cancer-free celebration, a …

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Staying #LaurenStrong – Lauren’s Story
14 August 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 only 10 months old.  My family and I were on a road trip across Pennsylvania …

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