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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Upcoming Events

Party for a Cure – New York @ Edison Ballroom
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening to benefit the National Pancreas Foundation! On this special night, we will be honoring Dr. Diane M. Simeone with the Nobility in Science Award and Dr. Vinod Balachandranwith the Rising Star Award.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please go here:

To view the full invite, please CLICK HERE.

Marine Corps Marathon and 10K – Washington, DC
Oct 28 all-day

The NPF MCM team will be running the marathon and 10K to raise money for research and in honor of those suffering from pancreas disease.

Voted as one of the best marathons for first-timers by Runner’s World as well as a must-do fall marathon – this race is simply one of the best!

If you are interested, in joining us, please CLICK HERE. 

2018 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Nov 3 all-day

Selected as a charity partner for the 2018 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, the NPF is looking for a group of people to run in the name of finding a cure, in memory/in honor of a loved one, or supporting an organization that provides hope and courage to those suffering from pancreas disease.

Distances are: marathon, half-marathon, and 5K!

Voted as one of the biggest marathons in the U.S. – this race is an ideal fall marathon!

If you are interested, please CLICK HERE and we will contact you once within 24 hours!

Pancreas Awareness Night @ Manchester Monarchs @ SNHU Arena
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm

The NPF New Hampshire Chapter and the Manchester Monarchs are facing off against pancreas disease on November 3, 2018 at SNHU Arena! Every ticket sold, $4 will go towards the NPF!

Can’t make it, but want to donate? Please go here:

We hope to see you on November 3rd!

Strike – Out Pancreas Disease – Massachusetts @ Bowlero Shrewsbury
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation on Sunday, November 4, 2018 for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!

There will be food, raffle items, and a host of other on-site games to help raise money for a cure. If you have any questions please contact Diane at

To register or sponsor a participant, please CLICK HERE.

We look forward to seeing you on November 4th!

NPF News

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Patient and Supporter Stories

18 Months – Doug’s Story
12 September 2018

How do you explain to others what it is like to lose both parents to pancreatic cancer in less than 18 months? Frankly, you can’t. Instead, I would like to focus on the things that occurred during my parents’ lives, including their treatment and the moments that mattered most. My name is Doug Christiansen and …

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Erin’s Story of Hope and Strength
11 September 2018

January 2015. We had just completed our first full year of living in Pennsylvania. Still adjusting to a new home, city, and state, we had started to make a few friends. I went from working full time in Colorado, to staying at home full time with our youngest child here. I had decided it was …

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Pediatric Pancreatitis – Caregivers Edition
17 July 2018

Support is one of the pillars of the mission of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF). Caregivers provide selfless support for their loved ones who are suffering from pancreas disease. For this edition, we want to feature the caregivers for those whose voices are rarely heard – those with pediatric pancreatitis. The parents featured in this …

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