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Diagnosis and Management of Endocrine-related Tumors

  • Richard J. Santen
  • Andrea Manni

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Baha’Uddin M. Arafah, Jerald S. Brodkey, Olof H. Pearson
    Pages 45-61
  3. Baha’Uddin M. Arafah, Jerald S. Brodkey, Olof H. Pearson
    Pages 63-79
  4. Andrea Manni, Baha’Uddin M. Arafah, Jerald S. Brodkey, Olof H. Pearson
    Pages 81-93
  5. William H. Beierwaltes
    Pages 95-121
  6. Joel I. Hamburger, J. Martin Miller, Sudha R. Kini
    Pages 123-149
  7. Timothy S. Harrison
    Pages 151-164
  8. Edwin L. Kaplan, Allan Fredland
    Pages 187-218
  9. O. Peter Schumacher
    Pages 219-234
  10. Stefan S. Fajans, Aaron I. Vinik
    Pages 235-304
  11. Aaron I. Vinik, William E. Strodel, Thomas M. O’Dorisio
    Pages 305-345
  12. Timothy S. Harrison
    Pages 409-418
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 439-456

About this book

Introduction

Patients with a variety of tumors present to the physician because of clinical manifestations of hormones secreted in excess. This phenomenon attracted the investigative interest of such pioneers as Harvey Cushing who recognized that pituitary tumors may cause acromegaly and Charles Mayo who associated hyper­ tension with adrenal medullary neoplasms. Current int~rest in endocrine-related tumors has intensified because of the explosive development of newer methodol­ ogy for their study. Specific measurements of secretory products, hybridization assays to identify products of genomic translation and quantitative assessment of tissue hormone receptors have provided means of characterizing and precisely following patients with endocrine-related tumors. Treatments based upon these advances are rapidly proliferating. The current volume attempts to synthesize much of this recent information with the goal of providing a sound basis for making clinical judgements regarding diagnosis and management. Tumors of endocrine glandular tissues commonly confront practicing physi­ cians with difficult management problems. Several unique features of these tumors necessitate collaboration among various specialty disciplines in order to resolve these problems and to provide a high level of clinical care. For example, endocrine neoplasms secrete active hormones or hormone precursors which produce clinical manifestations most familiar to endocrinologists. Certain thera­ pies such as radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer take advantage of the hormone­ responsiveness of these tumors to facilitate treatment. These aspects require individuals trained in endocrinology to implement complex diagnostic and thera­ peutic maneuvers.

Keywords

biopsy carcinoma endocrinology hormones surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Santen
    • 1
  • Andrea Manni
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology, The Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterThe Pennsylvania State UniversityHersheyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2849-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9798-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2849-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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