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. The OSUCCC – James is consistently paving the way in learning more about what causes gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors — leading to even more highly targeted prevention, care and treatment.

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Neuroendocrine Cancer

Neuroendocrine cancer is a rare disease that occurs in cells that release hormones into the blood. At the OSUCCC – James, neuroendocrine cancer patients have a team of experts that includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists, endocrinologists, nutritionists and more. Also on that team are neuroendocrine cancer researchers who help sequence tumors to identify key molecules that fuel each patient’s cancer and who then develop drugs that target only those particular molecules.

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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. There is no such thing as routine parathyroid cancer. Every patient’s parathyroid cancer is different, and OSUCCC – James experts target the individually unique genes and molecules driving each person’s specific cancer.

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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, just above the back of the nose. About 10,000 people are diagnosed with pituitary gland tumors in the United States each year. Our endocrine cancer team includes world-renowed experts in the study, diagnosis and treatment of 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. At the OSUCCC – James, our thyroid cancer specialists are world-renowned cancer experts who focus solely on thyroid cancer and who reach across medical disciplines to design the very best treatment plan and therapies to target each patient’s specific cancer.

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