Clinical management of malignant adrenal tumors

  title={Clinical management of malignant adrenal tumors},
  author={Daniel Kopf and Peter E Goretzki and Hendrik Lehnert},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
Malignant primary adrenal tumors are rare forms of cancer with an estimated incidence of two to ten new cases per one million inhabitants per year. The 5-year survival rate for adrenocortical carcinoma is approximately 35%, whereas the 10-year survival rate of malignant pheochromocytoma reaches 40%. Clinical studies support repeated surgery as the mainstay of treatment, either with curative or palliative intention. For adrenocortical carcinoma, adjunctive treatment with oral mitotane leads to… CONTINUE READING


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