FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The National Pancreas Foundation Announces the Designation of Four Additional NPF Centers
BETHESDA, MD – January 10, 2019 – 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 NPF Centers. The four additional Centers complement the already 38 approved Centers for pancreatic cancer. The recently approved Centers are: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; Carolinas Medical Center; Atrium Health; Nebraska Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center; and NYU Langone, Perlmutter Cancer Center.
There are currently 58 NPF Centers for pancreatitis. NPF Centers are at premier healthcare facilities that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreas disease, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life.
For people coping with pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, or other pancreatic disorders today, there are inconsistencies in the level of care they receive. The NPF Centers designation helps to facilitate the development of high-quality, multidisciplinary care approaches for the field. Designated centers also seek to advance research and lead the way for heightened awareness and understanding of pancreas disease and related conditions among community physicians, allied health professionals, patients, families and the general public.
Approved NPF Centers underwent an extensive auditing process and meet the criteria that were developed by a task force made up of invited subject matter experts and patient advocates. The criteria includes having the required expert physician specialties such as gastroenterologists, oncologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists, along with more patient focused programs such as a pain management service, psychosocial support and more. For a full listing of the criteria and to see all the approved Centers, please visit the NPF website at www.pancreasfoundation.org.
“We welcome these additional excellent treatment centers, offering excellent care to the thousands of patients who need it. These NPF Centers will also help to increase awareness of important NPF programs such as the National Patient Registry, the Animated Pancreas Patient and be a vital cog in the sharing and development of best practices,” said Matthew Alsante, Executive Director of the National Pancreas Foundation.
For more information about the National Pancreas Foundation, please visit www.pancreasfoundation.org.
Complete List of NPF Pancreatic Cancer Centers
UC San Diego Health – Moores Cancer Center
Georgetown University – Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Florida Health
University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Minnesota Health
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Saint Louis University Cancer Center
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Hackensack University Medical Center/ John Theurer Cancer Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Weill Cornell Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Providence Cancer Institute, Robert W. Franz Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Allegheny Health Network
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Baylor College of Medicine, Elkins Pancreas Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
The Pancreas Center of Columbia University Medical Center/NY-Presbyterian Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Duke University Medical Center
Mount Sinai Hospital/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Yale Center for Pancreatic Disease
Mayo Clinic Florida
The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital
Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute
Aurora Health Care
Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Pancreas Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Rutgers University
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
Nebraska Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
NYU Langone, Perlmutter Cancer Center – Pancreatic Cancer 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.
Matthew Alsante, Executive Director, National Pancreas Foundation, (866) 726-2737, EMAIL