Adrenal cancer research is actively involved in finding the causes and best treatment of adrenal cancer.
One area of interest is stem cell research. Scientists in U-M's adrenal cancer program are studying primitive cells, called stem or progenitor cells, found in the outer cortex of the adrenal gland. They believe defects in these stem cells and the genes that regulate them could be the cause of adrenal cancer. Neither adrenal nor thyroid cancer stem cells have been discovered, but the Endocrine Oncology Program is searching for them.
For more information, visit Stem Cells in Adrenal Cancer.
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