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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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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Fellows Symposium

Annual Fellows Symposium

Gain insight and instruction from renowned pancreas specialists at the 16th Annual Fellows Symposium in 2022

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Upcoming Events

PancreasBowl 2021
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – Nov 30 @ 11:59 pm

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PEDIATRIC TPIAT EDUCATION SERIES: What to know about life after TPIAT for the teenager: Patient perspectives on school, social life, and other topics after TPIAT.
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Empowering Families and Young Patients with Pancreatitis

SESSION 3: Tuesday, October 19th: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Title: What to know about life after TPIAT for the teenager: Patient perspectives on school, social life, and other topics after TPIAT.


• Karys Dunham
• Rose Gefteas
• Cecilia Petricone
• Seth Rodivich

The National Pancreas Foundation & University of Minnesota Medical Center

• Melena Bellin, MD
• Elissa Downs, MD
• Cecilia Petrico


Click HERE to register for Session 3

NYC Virtual Party for a Cure
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

For Tickets or Sponsorship information, click HERE.

NPF News

  • August 26, 2021 05/29/15 IMMray® PanCan-d Test Receives Final Approval

    Immunovia, Inc., the American subsidiary of Immunovia AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: IMMNOV), announced that it has received final approval to begin patient testing for the IMMray® PanCan-d test – the first blood test on the market dedicated to the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Approximately 10-15% of …

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Patient and Supporter Stories

In Memory: Lakenya & Rashaunda’s Story
28 September 2021

Pancreatitis and Raising Awareness of Poor Healthcare in the African American Community My 64-year-old mother, Mary Lee Shaw was a retired Special Education Teacher and Administrator for the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE). After suffering severe abdominal pain, she was rushed to NY Presbyterian Hospital-Methodist in Brooklyn, New York. She had been hospitalized from February …

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In Memory: Kevin’s Story
22 September 2021

My name is Kevin Bloom and I reside in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. On the weekends, you can find me perusing through a list of local coffee shops, running through the foothills of the front range of the Rocky Mountains, or snowboarding throughout the mountain west. I enjoy a variety of physical endeavors, …

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Monroe’s Story
27 August 2021

My name is Monroe and I am a 25-year-old from NY, USA. My journey with pancreatitis began in May 2021, when I woke up Sunday, May 16th with what I thought was horrible heartburn. I kept telling my fiancee who was at work, that I would stop by to see her once the pain went …

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