Thanks to our incredible patients and their families and supporters, we are able to fund new research studies into what causes pituitary diseases and how to develop new and better therapies. Many of these conditions are rare and have no known origin, but genomic studies can give us new insights into how tumors of the pituitary gland develop and why some individuals are more predisposed to hormonal disorders.
We are also interested in clinical studies of new medications that may relieve symptoms with fewer side effects for patients who are unable to undergo surgery. Quality of life issues are also very important to us, especially when treating patients who need lifelong management of their conditions. Studying why headaches develop with some pituitary diseases or how certain types of radiation can affect patients in the future is critical to providing comprehensive care.
If you would like to donate to clinical and basic science research at the CCPD, you may donate online or by contacting Joseph Neisen at (415) 502-8309 or by e-mail at: [email protected].