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.
Thyroid carcinomas (subgroup and stage-dependent):
- 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)
- Irradiation or local-ablative procedures in metastases
- Surgery (usually with laparoscopic access)
- Radioreceptor therapy
- Rarely Targeted Molecular Therapy or Chemotherapy
Research & trials
For patients with adrenal tumors, we offer participation in the international ENSAT registry (www.ensat.org).