Patient Education and Resources

Patient Education:

A Patient's Guide to Adrenocortical Cancer [PDF]
A guide for our patients - contains disease, treatment and resource information.

Adrenal Cancer Information Guide [PDF] - This guide helps patients newly diagnosed with Adrenal Cancer and their families find information and support.

Support Services

Patient Support Services:
This area of the U-M Cancer Center website outlines the many services available to our patients and their families. From financial services to art therapy to symptom management, help is available.

UMHS Patient and Visitor Guide

Support Groups

Adrenal Cancer Support - This website provides helpful links for those with adrenal cancer and their friends and family.

ACCompassion - This is on on-line group, formed to create a forum to offer emotional and spiritual support to victims of Adrenal Cancer and their loved ones. Members can ask questions and post comments regarding the treatment of ACC and it's emotional and psychological affects. Hosted by Yahoo!

Rare Cancer Support Forum - Patients & Caregivers share support; treatment, physician, & facility information; and personal experiences.

Adrenal Cancer Resources

Clinical Trials

Articles and National Websites

Draped in Health, Wellness and Love - this web site is a partnership between the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center's Endocrine Oncology Program, the Spencer Bell Endowment Fund and Draper Therapies to raise awareness and support for endocrine diseases.

Collaboration is Key to Treating Uncommon Cancers [PDF]
This article is from CancerSCOPE and features Gary Hammer, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the University of Michigan's Endocrine Oncology Program.


Information Television Network's series, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind featured adrenal cancer and the work of Gary Hammer, M.D., and the Endocrine Oncology team. Please visit the Healthy Body Healthy Mind website to watch the adrenal cancer video segment.

Audio Files / Podcasts

Adrenal Cancer and Other Rare Cancers
Gary Hammer, Director of the Endocrine Oncology Program, discusses adrenal cancer. This is Program #686 and aired on 3/29/2009.

Doctor/Patient Q&A session
from the 2008 Adrenal Cancer Symposium, this session was hosted by the University of Michigan and featured U-M faculty members: Gary Hammer, Jerry Doherty, Tom Giordano, Ed Schteingart; along with Tito Fojo of the National Cancer Institute and Alex Phan of MD Anderson.

Rare Cancers & Unusual Clinical Situations, with a special feature on Adrenal Cancers.
Features Gary Hammer, Director, Endocrine Oncology Program.

The web site hosting these podcasts is Vital Options International, a not-for-profit cancer communications, support, and advocacy organization with a mission, to facilitate a global cancer dialogue.

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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