Reality Check

Even though pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States among both men and women, only a small fraction of federal research dollars goes to research.  The same is true of research dollars devoted to acute and chronic pancreatitis.

If you would like to make a donation to research on the following topics, with assurance that 100% of the funds will go to research, please contact Dr Whitcomb (

  • acute pancreatitis
  • recurrent acute pancreatitis
  • hereditary pancreatitis
  • atypical cystic fibrosis
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • alcoholic pancreatitis
  • pain in chronic pancreatitis
  • early detection of pancreatic cancer
  • risk reduction in pancreatic cancer
  • nutrition problems in chronic pancreatitis