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Clinical Research Studies

Physicians at the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center at Massachusetts General Hospital are conducting several exciting research studies aimed at understanding and addressing medical issues related to pituitary disorders and learning more about the mechanisms of anorexia nervosa and applying novel treatments that will help improve future clinical treatments.

Our goal is to learn and create novel treatments that will help improve clinical care for patients with neuroendocrine disorders and neuroendocrine malignancies. Research at the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Clinical Center at Mass General is divided into four major research areas including:

  1. Pathogenesis and regulation of human pituitary adenomas
  2. Pathophysiology of neuroendocrine disorders
  3. Relationship between nutritional disorders and neuroendocrine factors
  4. Development of novel therapies for patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders
For the most up-to-date listing of NEPTCC Clinical Research studies, be sure to check the current NEPTCC Newsletter

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Clinical Research Studies

For over two decades, the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Clinical Center has provided a multidisciplinary approach to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders.

We are actively recruiting participants for several research studies described on this site and we hope that you will consider participating. We encourage you to investigate the educational material provided regarding pituitary disorders, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information.

Patients may qualify for research studies in the Neuroendocrine Unit. We are currently accepting the following categories of patients for screening to determine study eligibility. Depending on the study, subjects may receive free testing, medication and/or stipends.

The Neuroendocrine Unit is involved in many different research studies. Types of studies and enrollment status changes frequently, so please call our office (617-726-3870) or check our webpage ( for more information about potential studies which may not be listed here.

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Physicians' Pituitary Information Service - Physicians with questions may contact Dr. Biller or Dr. Klibanski at 617.726.3965 or 1.888.429.6863 or via e-mail at - :: Research Studies

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