A study looking at the genetics of pituitary gland tumours
Pituitary carcinoma / Posted 3 years ago
Most tumours that start in the pituitary gland are adenomas which are non cancerous (benign). Some pituitary tumours make extra hormones that can cause symptoms. They are sometimes called neuroendocrine tumours.
Very rarely, several members of the same family have a pituitary gland tumour. We know from research that there can be a gene that is abnormal in some of these families. Researchers want to study this and other genes to understand more about how these tumours develop.
In this study, they will take blood samples from people who have a pituitary gland tumour, and from other family members.
The aim of the study is to identify genes that play a part in the development of pituitary gland tumours.
Please note – you won’t get any direct benefit from taking part in this study, nor will it affect any treatment you have. But may it help people in the future.