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Endocrine Research

There are many ways you can help advance these endocrine research initiatives:

  • Clinical trials for endocrine tumors
  • Development of targeted therapies for thyroid cancers
  • Development of treatment options for diabetes in patients with cancer
  • Creation of shared tumor bank to support multidisciplinary programs

Endocrine Tumor Research

While tumors of the endocrine glands, including the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands may be rare, their optimal treatment requires the same meticulous diagnosis and therapy regimens as more common tumors. The most common type of endocrine cancer, thyroid carcinoma, is one of the few types of cancer that has increased in number in the United States in the last 50 years. While millions of federal research dollars has been granted for research into treating many different types of cancers, virtually no funding has been granted for clinical research into endocrine malignancies, especially thyroid cancer.

We are continually studying new, safer and more effective treatment options for all types of endocrine cancers in order to improve the chances for long, healthy and recurrence-free lives for all of our patients and survivors.

You can make a huge difference in the lives of those with endocrine tumors and hormonal disorders by donating to our endocrine research funds. New discoveries made for endocrine malignancies can be applied to other types of cancers.

Donate Online

Please fill out our secure Online Donation Form for Endocrine Research.

Donate by Mail

Please print and complete the Mail-In Form (pdf). Send the form, with your check made out to MD Anderson Cancer Center, specifying Endocrine Research in the memo line to:

The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 4486
Houston, TX 77210-4486

Donate by Phone

Please call the Development Office at (713) 792-3450 or 800-525-5841 and request that your gift be directed to Endocrine Research.


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