Overview of Treatment Options for Adrenocortical Carcinoma

  • Gary D. HammerEmail author


Complete surgical excision is the only treatment option for adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), which provides the potential for cure. Nonetheless, the 5-year survival of patients following intent-to-cure surgery ranges between 32 and 48% [1–4]. For incidentally identified lesions that are suspected of being ACC, careful surgical judgment must be applied regarding the operative approach (laparoscopic vs. open exploration) [5].


Adrenocortical Carcinoma Complete Surgical Excision Hormone Excess Report Response Rate Tumor Spillage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Endocrine Oncology Program – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Internal Medicine – Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Department of Cell & Developmental BiologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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