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The Center for Endocrine Tumors at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is a comprehensive program specializing in the treatment of all types of adrenal tumors:
Although many adrenal conditions are benign (non-cancerous), our program combines the resources of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Endocrinology to provide advanced treatment for all patients.
Our program is one of the largest and most specialized in the country in treating adrenal conditions as well as other disorders of the endocrine system. Among the innovations that make our program distinct are:
Adrenal tumors are treated in the Center for Endocrine Tumors, one of the largest programs of its kind in the country.
Imaging tests are most commonly used to evaluate and diagnose adrenal tumors. Our center features the most state-of-the art imaging facilities available, including:
Adrenal surgery has been revolutionized with the development of operative laparoscopy, a minimally invasive approach that removes the affected gland while minimizing post-operative pain and overall recovery time. Our surgeons conduct a high volume of these procedures and research has shown that outcomes improve when patients are treated in high volume facilities.
Laparoscopic surgical removal of an affected adrenal gland is the standard of care in most cases and is highly effective therapy.
Patients in the Center for Endocrine Tumors may be cared for by a coordinated team of experts, which include:
Learn about the resources of the Division of Endocrinology.
Read more about adrenal tumor surgery.
Learn more about endocrine tumors.
The Center for Endocrine Tumors is conducting clinical trials for patients with advanced endocrine cancers, and the adrenal tumor center is active in clinical research, with collaborative studies involving surgery, medical endocrinology, radiology and pathology.
Phone: (617) 726-5130
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