Manish Aghi, MD, PhD lead the CNS task force on nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas
After leading a 3-year task force on behalf of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, UCSF neurosurgeon Manish Aghi, MD, PhD, summarizes the most recent evidence-based guidelines on non-functioning pituitary adenomas.

Case Illustration by Lewis Blevins Jr., MD, Medical Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders

Phosphorylated retinoblastoma tumor supressor protein

Nonfunctional pituitary adenomas are among the most common primary brain tumors, and range from slow-growing lesions to more proliferative or invasive variants that devastate quality of life by causing hypopituitarism, vision loss, and headaches. Transsphenoidal surgery remains a mainstay for reducing tumor burden, but there are no adequate treatments for patients whose tumors invade adjacent structures.

Faculty and guest speakers at the 2015 CME Course of the CCPD

Save the date! On October 22, 2016 the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF invites you to attend its annual continuing medical education course covering the latest advances in pituitary tumors and related disorders. Endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, primary care providers, trainees in these fields, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, and other allied health professionals may all benefit from this program.