Endocrine Cancer


Formed in 2013, the Endocrine Neoplasia program is a joint effort between Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. 

Focusing on cancers of the endocrine system, which includes the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands, our rapidly growing group of skilled clinicians and researchers offers a transdisciplinary approach to research and patient care. 

Our program is committed to providing high-quality research and training. Our group is comprised of surgeons, endocrinologists, radiation oncologist, residents, fellows, health services researchers, epidemiologists, psychologists, and biostatisticians. The multidisciplinary nature of our program makes it ideal to tackle the pressing issues of endocrine neoplasms and work toward bridging gaps in patient care at the individual and population levels.

Although our primary focus is health services research and health outcomes, we are also interested in examining different issues along the continuum of patient care, including translational research, clinical trials for novel therapies and patient reported outcomes, among others.


Our research encompasses the different diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, and adrenal glands. 

Our focus: 

  • Health Services Research
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Translational Research: The endocrine neoplasia group has an encompassing interest in cross-disciplinary translational research, including parathyroid diseases (Koh Laboratory), and thyroid cancer (Counter Laboratory; Stapleton Laboratory)  
  • Cancer Genetics: The endocrine neoplasia group has been working using genomic data of thyroid cancer, to develop a genetic signature that predicts progression. (Cheng Laboratory) 
  • Clinical Trials 

Research Programs and Centers 

           :: Duke Endocrine Neoplasia Research Group      :: DCRI       :: Duke SCORES

Clinical Trials

Additional Contacts

Nolan Miller, Administrative Director
Phone: 919.684.1671 

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, please call 888.275.3853. For more information on endocrine system cancer care at Duke Health, visit:

To find a doctor, visit Find A Specialist. For more information on cancer care at Duke Health, visit Thyroid Cancer Care at Duke Health. To find a doctor, visit Find A Specialist

Endocrine Specialists

                                                                  We discover, develop and deliver the future of cancer care . . . now.

Molly Pradhan, PA, MPH, MSHS
Jennifer Perkins, MD

Sara Ahmadi, MD
Jennifer Choe