Parathyroid cancer sometimes runs in families and is caused by genes. If multiple people in your family have been diagnosed with parathyroid cancer, you may want to be evaluated by genetic counselors associated with the Cancer Center who specialize in syndromes (e.g., multiple endocrine neoplasm syndromes) that can cause parathyroid cancer. If one of these syndromes runs in your family, you can be carefully monitored so that if you develop parathyroid cancer it can be caught early when it is most treatable.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.