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Endocrine Function and Related Neoplasms

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

The endocrine system is a complex mode of communication between the body’s tissues, involving complex feedback loops, mediated by secreted hormones, between glands and organs around the body.

The information conveyed by these secreted hormones is critical for good health and well-being, as these feedback systems control normal development, growth, reproduction, metabolism, and fluid balance. When one or more aspects of the endocrine system are dysfunctional, the physiological impact can be profound.

Several researchers within the Endocrine Division have focused their efforts on understand the normal function of key tissues within the endocrine system and the problems that are associated when associated neoplasms develop.

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