Adrenal Cancer

Adrenal cancer is rare. Exceptional patient care and innovative treatment for adrenal cancer shouldn't be.

A team approach to patient care

Our program, established in 2005, brings experts in related fields together to provide coordinated, exceptional patient care to those diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma or adrenal cancer. Patients benefit from the experience and expertise of many physicians, not just one.

Our multidisciplinary tumor board meets once a week to discuss every patient who comes through our doors. A room full of experts - specialists in treating not only adrenal cancer but other endocrine cancers - sit together to talk through the best treatment options, including clinical trials, for each individual. Patients get the benefit of several expert opinions.

For those who need treatment for adrenal cancer, we offer the most comprehensive methods within the Multidisciplinary Endocrine Oncology Clinic. We also offer a A Patient's Guide to Adrenocortical Cancer [pdf]. This handbook is designed for our patients, but is available as a resource to anyone diagnosed with adrenal cancer.

Gary D. Hammer, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Multidisciplinary Adrenal Cancer Program, discusses treatment of adrenal cancer.
Continue learning about adrenal cancer.

Adrenal Cancer and Genetics

Genetic mutations are involved in adrenal cancer. Our research is studying several genes that cause pediatric adrenal cancer and, when mutated, appear to be involved in adult cancer, as well. For this, the Multidisciplinary Endocrine Clinic often works closely with the Cancer Genetics Clinic. You can learn more on our Genetics webpage.

Support

We're sensitive to the anxiety women and men with adrenal cancer experience, so counseling and emotional support are integral parts of care. Our patients and their families have access to Patient Support Services. Please take time to visit this area of the website as it shows all the resources available to you at every point in your care.

Make an appointment/referral

To make a first time appointment, please call 800-865-1125 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST). If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Appointments web page.

Still have questions?

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.

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