Center for Thyroid and Endocrine Tumors

Tumors of the thyroid can expand into the adjacent cervical tissue and infect early cervical lymph nodes. Tumors of the pituitary and adrenal glands, in addition to their space-occupying effect on adjacent organs, can also lead to symptoms due to excessive hormone production. Due to this endocrine function, even small tumors can sometimes cause severe disease progression.
For a targeted diagnosis and successful treatment of affected patients an interdisciplinary team of endocrinologists, nuclear physicians, surgeons, oncologists and related disciplines is necessary. The sometimes rare diseases require special expertise. The center focuses on tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and those of the adrenals.

Treatment

Treatment

Thyroid carcinomas (subgroup and stage-dependent):     

  • Surgery
  • Radioiodine therapy
  • Targeted Molecular Therapy
  • Rare: palliative radiation and chemotherapy

Adrenocortical carcinoma (stage-dependent)     

  • Operation (usually as an open access)     
  • Drug therapy (usually combined with hormone replacement therapy)     
  • Chemotherapy     
  • Irradiation or local-ablative procedures in metastases

Phaeochromocytoma (stage-dependent):     

  • Surgery (usually with laparoscopic access)     
  • Radioreceptor therapy     
  • Rarely Targeted Molecular Therapy or Chemotherapy
Second Opinion

Tumor board

Tumor board

The tumor board for thyroid disease takes place every week on Fridays at 8.30 am.

The tumor board for endocrine tumors takes place every second week on Monday at 5.00 pm.

Research & trials

Research & trials

For patients with adrenal tumors, we offer participation in the international ENSAT registry (www.ensat.org).

Contact & Chairs

Contact

Registration (endocrine tumors):
Tel. +41 44 255 36 20
Fax  +41 44 255 44 47
endodiabetes@usz.ch

Prof. Dr. med. Felix Beuschlein
Director Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
University Hospital Zurich

Raemistrasse 100
CH-8091 Zurich

Chairs

Chair Center for Thyroid and Endocrine Tumors

Junior Staff Physician, Department of medical Oncology and Hematology, USZ

Tel. +41 44 255 22 14
Fax +41 44 255 45 48
alexander.siebenhuener@usz.ch


​Deputy Chair Center for Thyroid and Endocrine Tumors

Director, Department of  Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

Tel. +41 44 255 45 89
endodiabetes@usz.ch


Coordinator Center for Thyroid and Endocrine Tumors

Junior Staff Physician, Department of medical Oncology and Hematology, USZ

Tel. +41 44 255 48 74
ralph.fritsch@usz.ch


Coordinator Center for Thyroid and Endocrine Tumors

Senior Staff Physician, Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 23 04
kuno.lehmann@usz.ch



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