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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NPF Patient Registry

NPF 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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Patient and Supporter Stories

Dick’s Story
21 December 2021

For as long as I can remember, eating has made me uncomfortable.  I often felt best when a skipped a meal or two.  Maybe a food allergy?  Although I never delved further because it just seemed like it was normal.  A gastroenterologist considered IBS and other things, but tests ruled those out, so nothing was …

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Cesiley’s Story
15 December 2021

How old was Cesiley when she first had their first bout of pancreatitis?  Cesiley was 3 ½ when she first had any symptoms. We thought she just had a rotavirus that was going around her school because she was not able to keep anything down but she was unusually moaning in pain. We took her …

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Lindsey’s Story
13 December 2021

My name is Lindsey Fontenot, I’m 23 years old and live in Berkeley CA.  How old were you when you first had your first bout of pancreatitis? I was 13 years old when I had my first attack. I was headed off for a field hockey camp at Stanford University. Unfortunately, I couldn’t play because …

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