The National Pancreas Foundation Announces the Designation of Ten Additional NPF Centers of Excellence and Forty Renewals

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THE NATIONAL PANCREAS FOUNDATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
The National Pancreas Foundation Announces
the Designation of Ten Additional
NPF Centers of Excellence and Forty Renewals.

BETHESDA, MDNovember 1, 2021 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, announces the designation of 10 additional National Pancreas Foundation Centers of Excellence between May and September, six for treating pancreatic cancer and four for treating pancreatitis.

“The NPF center designation is an important milestone in our commitment to provide outstanding, coordinated, and individualized care for patients with acute and chronic pancreatitis,” said Medical Director Tamas Gonda, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center.

NPF Centers are at premier healthcare facilities that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.

There are currently 69 approved Centers for treating pancreatic cancer and 72 for pancreatitis (16 of those are pediatric centers).  There were also 40 renewals from current NPF Centers.  Out of the 141 NPF Centers of Excellence, 55 are designated as Clinical and Academic Centers of Excellence. These Centers not only provide specialized pancreas care, but also conduct research and clinical trials; have established trainings and education for fellowship and residency; and have provided evidence of regional or national management of pancreas disease.

Designated Centers seek to advance research and lead the way for heightened awareness and understanding of pancreatitis and related conditions among community physicians, allied health professionals, patients, families, and the general public.  Dr. William E. Fisher from Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine states, “We are proud to be recognized as an NPF Center of Excellence for both pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis. Both of these diseases are challenging for clinicians as well as afflicted patients. The high standards and collaboration among these Centers of Excellence provide direction for patients seeking expert care and hope for rapid progress in this field.”

Once a Center is designated as an NPF Center of Excellence, Centers work with the NPF on Chapter and Program events that raise awareness and research funds for pancreas disease.

“We are thrilled to expand our NPF Centers of Excellence Program to better serve the needs of patients suffering from pancreas disease,” said David Bakelman, CEO of the National Pancreas Foundation. “The NPF Centers of Excellence Program is one of the pillars of NPF, and we are looking forward to working with our current and new Centers.”

For more information about the National Pancreas Foundation and to view a full listing of approved Centers of Excellences, please visit www.pancreasfoundation.org.

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The Ten Additional Designated NPF Centers of Excellence:

Academic and Clinical Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer
Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Moffitt Cancer Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Clinical Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer 
Northwell Health Pancreas Disease Center
Florida Center for Pancreas Disease
Academic and Clinical Center of Excellence for Pancreatitis</strong
Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California
Mayo Clinic Arizona
NYU Langone Medical Center
Academic and Clinical Pediatric Center of Excellence for Pancreatitis
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
About The National Pancreas Foundation
Founded in 1997, 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 healthcare professionals. The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients suffering from all forms of pancreas disease. For more information, visit: www.pancreasfoundation.org

Media Contacts
 
David Bakelman, CEO, National Pancreas Foundation: david@pancreasfoundation.org