Cancer Newsline - Childhood Endocrine Tumors: the Basics
Cancer Newsline - 08/15/2011
Endocrine tumors include thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and parathyroid glands. Although usually not fatal, childhood endocrine tumors can cause complications with child’s growth, metabolism and sexual development. Steven Waguespack, M.D., Associate Professor and Deputy Chair of Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses this rare childhood disease as well as his patient care role in the Department of Pediatrics.