Pituitary tumors are rare. Some 10,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S., about 20 percent of them cancerous.

If you've been diagnosed with a pituitary tumor or disorder, talk to us. City of Hope is a leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary gland disorders. Our world-class team of specialists can walk you through the process, address your concerns, and create a personalized treatment plan designed to give you the best possible results.

At City of Hope, we treat the whole person, body and soul. We have an unmatched reputation for coordinated, comprehensive and compassionate care. Our team has pioneered state-of-the-art procedures that target tumor cells while minimizing side effects. We bring together a broad array of expertise from multiple disciplines, all under one roof:

  • Advanced tests that detect pituitary disorders early, before they do serious harm
  • Minimally invasive surgery targets tumors while preserving healthy tissue
  • Unique surgical expertise removes tumors once considered inoperable
  • Radiation therapy, including ultra-precise Helical TomoTherapy
  • Drug and hormone therapy to control irregular hormone production
  • Pioneering drug research and clinical trials

Plus, your care continues long after treatment, with our unique family and survivorship programs.

City of Hope is nationally recognized as a leader in the research and treatment of pituitary disorders. We are one of the few facilities designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

Learn more about the signs, symptoms and types of pituitary tumors.

If you have been diagnosed with a pituitary disorder or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Care Team

City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat pituitary cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care. Call 800-826-HOPE or go online to request an appointment.

Clarke Paul Anderson, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Neurosurgery
Bihong (Beth) Chen
Bihong (Beth) Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Diagnostic Radiology
Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Neurosurgery
Massimo D'Apuzzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Anatomic Pathology
Savita Dandapani, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology
Jandial-Rahul 2015
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Neurosurgery
Ellie Maghami, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Neal Prakash, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Neurology
Eric H. Radany, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology
Julie Ann Ressler, M.D.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Diagnostic Radiology

Tests & Treatments

Every patient is different, with different needs. At City of Hope, we design a pituitary disorder treatment plan just for you. Our entire team works together to bring you precise, state-of-the-art surgery, radiation, drug therapy and other options that will deliver the best outcome possible. We support you every step of the way, both during treatment and after, helping you and your loved ones manage your recovery.

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Learn more about treatment options for pituitary tumors and other pituitary disorders.

Clinical Trials

City of Hope is at the forefront of pituitary tumor research. We are constantly developing new therapies to attack tumor cells and minimize side effects. We conduct a wide variety of clinical trials, many of them not available to the general public. Current research ranges from genetic testing to developing better imaging techniques to DNA-based growth hormone therapy.

Browse through our research projects and clinical trials:


When you come to City of Hope, you automatically gain access to an unparalleled array of support services to help you and your family take each step in your pituitary disorder treatment and recovery. Find answers to your questions here:

  • Managing cancer and treatment effects: pain, fatigue, nausea
  • Preserving and restoring mental faculties
  • Palliative care to control pain
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Your emotional, social and spiritual health
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Healing arts
  • Caregiver skills
  • Dealing with family stress

Learn more about these resources at our Living with Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine sites.

Additional Resources

Support the Pituitary Disorder Program

We deliver exquisite care at the leading edge of cancer treatment. It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts over 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact Julie Hara. Or, you can make a gift to support all the research at City of Hope by donating online.

An Expert's Voice

City of Hope experts cover prevention, screening, treatment and other cancer topics on City of Hope’s Breakthrough’s blog.

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