NPF News

DDNC Annual Public Policy Forum

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The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) has provided national leadership for over thirty-five years on behalf of 40+ national and state medical organizations, professional societies, and non-profit patient advocacy groups interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders. DDNC’s 25th Annual Public Policy Forum is fast approaching on March 1st-2nd in Washington, DC. This year’s …

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21st Century Cures Initiative Update

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It has been reported that among the 10,000 known diseases, 7,000 of which are considered rare, there are treatments for only 500. According to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it now takes “around 14 years and $2 billion or more” to develop a new drug and “more than 95 …

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The 2014 Pancreas Fair

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November 8, 2014 – The Western PA chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation hosted its 2014 Pancreas Fair in collaboration with the Allegheny Health Network. This educational event provided a unique opportunity for patients and their loved ones to talk one-on-one with physicians and professionals covering a wide spectrum of topics in the field of Pancreas …

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2014

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November 13 – World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) November 13 marks the first-ever World Pancreatic Cancer Day. The National Pancreas Foundation proudly supports this global effort to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Each year on November 13 from this point forward, we will unite globally to fight pancreatic cancer. This event lives on social media, …

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NIH RFAs

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RFAs for a Consortium to Study Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer NIH has published two RFA’s for a consortium to study chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The NPF has been a vocal supporter of the development of this consortium and thrilled that the RFA’s are now available. For more information, please visit: http://grants.nih.gov/searchguide/Search_Guide_Results.cfm?noticestoo=0&pastoo=0