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Adrenal glandsAdrenal glandsPerched on top of each of your kidneys, your adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure and other essential functions. Although small, these glands dictate much of what happens in your body. Perched on top of each of your kidneys, your adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure and other essential functions. Although small, these glands dictate much of what happens in your body.Adrenal cancer is a rare cancer that begins in the small, triangular glands (adrenal glands) located on top of your kidneys. Adrenal glands produce hormones that give instructions to virtually every organ and tissue in your body.Adrenal cancer, also called adrenocortical cancer, can occur at any age. But it's most likely to affect children younger than 5 and adults in their 40s and 50s.Adrenal cancer is often aggressive. When found early, there is a chance for cure. But if the cancer has spread to areas beyond the adrenal gland, cure becomes less likely. Treatment can be used to delay progression or recurrence.Not all growths that form in the adrenal glands are cancer. Noncancerous (benign) adrenal tumors, such as adenoma or pheochromocytoma, also can develop in the adrenal glands.Adrenal cancer care at Mayo ClinicOverviewDiagnosis & treatmentRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceMore aboutIn-DepthExpert BlogRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceIn-DepthExpert Blog

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ClinicalTrials

Below are current clinical trials.2 studies in Adrenal cancer (open studies only).Below are current clinical trials.Filter this list of studies by location, status and more.Rochester, Minn.The purpose of this research is to follow people with adrenal disorders in order to make conclusions about the natural history of a particular adrenal disease as well as effect of various therapies and interventions decided on by you and your medical team. In addition, we will collect biomaterial from you at times you are being evaluated which will be used to discover novel biomarkers which can potentially improve the accuracy of current diagnostic tests and affect the management of patients with adrenal disorders. We will also include a control group (without known adrenal disease) to compare to the volunteers with adrenal disorders.Rochester, Minn.Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an aggressive, rare childhood cancer. Limited evidence exists on a definite histopathological criterion to differentiate ACC from adrenocortical adenomas. Early diagnosis and management is the key. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. Even after complete resection, a high risk of recurrence of ACC remains. Despite multi-modality treatment strategies, ACC is associated with poor survival. Due to the rarity of pediatric ACC, limited evidence exists on morbidity and mortality of these patients as well as prognostic factors for survival. The aim of this study is to document morbidity and mortality of children with adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) and identify prognostic factors for survival.OverviewDiagnosis & treatmentRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceMore aboutIn-DepthExpert BlogRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceIn-DepthExpert Blog

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Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.More information about billing and insurance: Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota Mayo Clinic Health SystemOverviewDiagnosis & treatmentRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceMore aboutIn-DepthExpert BlogRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceIn-DepthExpert Blog

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery. Endocrinology Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Oncology (Medical) Radiation Oncology Radiology Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Radiology Research OverviewDiagnosis & treatmentRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceMore aboutIn-DepthExpert BlogRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingClinical trialsResearchCosts & insuranceIn-DepthExpert Blog

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