Endocrine Cancers

The world-renowned experts at the OSUCCC – James are transforming the way endocrine cancers are prevented, detected, treated and, yes, cured.

Today, cancer is no longer solely defined by location or even by stage. We know there is no routine cancer, and there is no routine endocrine cancer.

Endocrine cancer is a complex disease. Each patient’s cancer is different, behaving differently in the bodies they’re in and calling for a tailored, individualized treatment plan for each patient.

To deliver the most effective endocrine cancer detection and treatment, our nationally renowned experts identify and understand cancer at the biologic and genetic levels, unlocking the molecular code of a patient’s disease and pinpointing what makes each cancer grow — then discovering what stops it.

Our team of endocrine cancer subspecialists spans a broad range of disciplines – including central Ohio’s only expert multi-disciplinary oncology team for rare cancers: from medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists to molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more — all specializing in endocrine cancer (and only endocrine cancer) research, prevention, detection, treatment and cure.

It’s that subspecialization and singular focus that enable us to discover, develop and deliver the most targeted therapies for each individual endocrine cancer patient.

And that means our collective expertise leads to improved outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope for cancer patients everywhere.

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors most often begin in neuroendocrine cells in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, primarily in the appendix, small intestine or rectum. There are different types of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, and we understand that each patient’s tumor is unique.

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Neuroendocrine Cancer

Neuroendocrine cancer is rare and occurs in cells that release hormones into the blood. This cancer typically accounts for a small percentage of all the cancers in the organ in which it is diagnosed. We know there are many different types of neuroendocrine cancers, and we know that each person’s neuroendocrine cancers is unique.

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Parathyroid Cancer

Parathyroid cancer affects the very small parathyroid glands, which produce a hormone that controls how the body uses and stores calcium. Parathyroid cancer is exceptionally rare, with fewer than 100 cases a year diagnosed in the United States. At the OSUCCC – James, we understand parathyroid cancer at the molecular and genetic level to deliver the most effective treatments.

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Pituitary Tumor

Pituitary tumors begin in the cells of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized organ located in the bottom center of the brain and a key hormone regulator for the body. At OSUCCC – James, we have world-renowned medical, surgical and radiation oncology experts who focus on only pituitary tumors.

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a disease that begins in the cells of the thyroid gland — a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the windpipe. Approximately 63,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed this year. At OSUCCC — James, we’re transforming the way thyroid cancers are prevented, detected, treated and cured.

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