MD Anderson’s Endocrine Center is dedicated to providing specialized diagnosis and treatment for this diverse group of disorders. We are one of the nation’s few comprehensive programs focused entirely on benign and malignant endocrine diseases. Your therapy is customized to ensure the most-advanced care with the least impact on your body for:
- Thyroid cancer and certain benign thyroid disorders
- Cancers and benign tumors of the adrenal glands
- Hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Pancreatic islet cell tumors
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I and II
- Inherited endocrine tumors, including childhood endocrine tumors
Endocrine disorders often are complex and involve many parts and processes of the body, particularly the delicate balance of hormones. Using a team approach, our specialists – including endocrinologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, neuroradiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and a specially trained support staff – collaborate and communicate closely with each other and you to provide carefully coordinated care.
National and international organizations look to our experts to develop guidelines for the management of endocrine disorders. As one of the leaders in endocrine research, we constantly work to discover new advances. This means we are able to offer clinical trials of innovative treatments.
And at MD Anderson you’re surrounded by the strength of one of the nation’s largest and most experienced comprehensive cancer centers, which has all the services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.
If you have been diagnosed with an endocrine disorder, we can help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.
Why Choose MD Anderson's Endocrine Center?
- Among the few centers dedicated to endocrine disorders
- Treatment for benign and malignant disease
- Most advanced diagnosis and treatment methods, including genetic testing
- Long-term follow up when needed
- Clinical trials of innovative therapies
Our Diagnostic Approach
Unlike most centers, our pathologists specialize in endocrine disorders. This gives them an extraordinary level of skill and experience in the challenging diagnosis of these disorders. In addition, they use the most advanced tools and technology to offer:
- Dynamic hormonal testing
- Pituitary-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Cross-sectional body imaging
- Nuclear medicine imaging
Your personal team of experts works together to provide the most-advanced treatments. Endocrine Center surgeons are internationally recognized as leaders in the surgical management of endocrine diseases. Their approaches may include minimally invasive, robotic and microsurgical techniques, depending on the patient and type of cancer.
Because endocrine disorders can have long-term effects, we go beyond treatment of the disease. We anticipate and manage treatment- and disease-related side effects and other problems.
Our Clinical Trials
The Endocrine Center is home to one of the largest clinical trials programs in the United States for advanced endocrine cancer, novel approaches to diagnosis and treatment, and a variety of benign and malignant endocrine tumors. View a list of clinical trials conducted by physicians of the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and other trials available to patients with thyroid cancer and other endocrine neoplasias.
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