Endocrine neoplasia refers to growths and tumors of the thyroid, pituitary, parathyroid, pancreas, neuroendocrine tissue and adrenal glands. These disorders may be cancerous or benign. The Endocrine Neoplasia Program at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of the structural, hormonal and consequences of these disorders.
Our Endocrine Neoplasia Program is the only one of its kind in Connecticut, and our uniquely experienced multidisciplinary team of experts provides clinical services in the following areas:
- Thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules
- Fine needle aspiration biopsy: thyroid and adrenal
- Thyroid ultrasound
- Thyroid carcinoma testing: thyrogen stimulated thyroglobulin and thyroid scanning
- Cancers and benign tumors of the adrenal glands
- Invasive radiology including petrosal sinus sampling, adrenal vein sampling, and selective pancreatic calcium infusion
- Hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid tumors
- Pituitary adenomas
- Dynamic endocrine testing
- Nuclear medicine scanning
As part of our mission, we have cultivated expertise in a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and work closely with teams of physicians from other departments to manage patients with endocrine neoplasia. Our experts have backgrounds in endocrine surgery, urologic surgery, neurosurgery, neuroophthalmology, pathology, nuclear medicine, invasive radiology, hypertension, genetics, molecular biology, and endocrinology. They provide state-of-the-art patient care, while performing basic and clinical research to advance patient care. In all, our endocrine neoplasia team offers comprehensive and expert care found only at UConn Health.
Endocrine Neoplasia Cancer Information
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