The National Pancreas Foundation Announces the Designation of Four Additional NPF Centers of Excellence

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The National Pancreas Foundation Announces the Designation of Four Additional NPF Centers of Excellence

 

BETHESDA, MD – March 19, 2021 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, announces the designation of four additional National Pancreas Foundation Centers, three for treating pancreatic cancer, one for treating pancreatitis, with six Centers approved for renewal. The complete list can be found below.

The NPF Centers designation will help facilitate the development of high-quality, multidisciplinary care approaches for the field. Approved NPF Centers underwent an extensive auditing process and met the criteria developed by a task force composed of subject matter experts and patient advocates. Centers can be designated as Clinical Centers of Excellence or as Academic Centers, which are institutions that fulfill the clinical need but also have a focus on research, clinical trials, training opportunities for young physicians, and advanced clinical care. For a complete listing of approved Centers, and to learn more, please visit the NPF website at www.pancreasfoundation.org/npf-centers-info.

 

“We receive calls and emails every week from patients who need to find a physician that specializes in pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer,” said Jane Holt, co-founder of the NPF. “Not only do we guide them to a specialist that can help with diagnosis, but NPF Centers of Excellence can help with pain management, nutrition information, surgery, and psychosocial support. Our objective is to have the best patient outcomes, which means treating the ‘whole patient.’”

For more information about the National Pancreas Foundation, please visit www.pancreasfoundation.org.

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Academic and Clinical Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer  

Duke University Medical Center

Oregon Health & Science University Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care**

Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System

Academic and Clinical Center of Excellence for Pancreatitis  

Oregon Health & Science University Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care

Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System

Academic and Clinical Excellence of Excellence for Pediatric Pancreatitis  

University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pancreas Program

University of Minnesota

Clinical Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer  

Prisma Health-Upstate**

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center**

Clinical Center of Excellence for Pancreatitis   

Stony Brook University Medicine**

**Denotes the status as a new NPF Center of Excellence