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Past Meeting Locations

  • 2017 – Orlando, FL
    Local Arrangements Chair: Mira Milas, MD
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  • 2016 – Baltimore, MD
    Local Arrangements Chair: John A. Olson, Jr., MD, PhD
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  • 2015 - Nashville, TN
    Local Arrangements Chair: Carmen Solorzano, MD
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  • 2014 - Boston, MA
    Local Arrangements Chair: Richard Hodin
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  • 2013 - Chicago, Illinois
    Local Arrangements Chair: Peter Angelos
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  • 2012 - Iowa City, Iowa
    Local Arrangements Chair: Ronald J. Weigel
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  • 2011 - Houston, Texas
    Local Arrangements Chair: Nancy D. Perrier
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  • 2010 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Local Arrangements Chair: Sally E. Carty
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  • 2009 - Madison, Wisconsin
    Local Arrangements Chair: Herbert Chen
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  • 2008 - Monterey, California
    Local Arrangements Chair: Quan-Yang Duh
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  • 2007 - Tucson, Arizona
    Local Arrangements Chair: Michael J. Demeure
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  • 2006 - New York, New York
    Local Arrangements Chair: Ashok R. Shaha
  • 2005 - Cancun, Mexico
    Local Arrangements Chair: Miguel F. Herrera
  • 2004 - Charlottesville, Virginia
    Local Arrangements Chair: John B. Hanks
  • 2003 - San Diego, California
    Local Arrangements Chair: Jay K. Harness/John Kukora
  • 2002 - Banff, Alberta, Canada
    Local Arrangements Chair: Janice L. Pasieka
  • 2001 - Atlanta, Georgia
    Local Arrangements Chair: Collin Weber
  • 2000 - Joint Meeting: London, United Kingdom/Lille, France
    Local Arrangements Chair: John Monchik
  • 1999 - New Haven, Connecticut
    Local Arrangements Chair: Barbara Kinder
  • 1998 - Orlando, Florida
    Local Arrangements Chair: Peter J. Fabri
  • 1997 - Baltimore, Maryland
    Local Arrangements Chair: Robert Udelsman
  • 1996 - Napa, California
    Local Arrangements Chair: Quan-Yang Duh
  • 1995 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Local Arrangements Chair: John Kukora
  • 1994 - Detroit, Michigan
    Local Arrangements Chair: Gary B. Talpos
  • 1993 - Williamsburg, Virginia
    Local Arrangements Chair: H. Heber Newsome
  • 1992 - Miami, Florida
    Local Arrangements Chair: George L. Irvin
  • 1991 - San Jose, California
    Local Arrangements Chair: Maria Allo
  • 1990 - Cleveland, Ohio
    Local Arrangements Chair: Caldwell B. Esselstyn
  • 1989 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Local Arrangements Chair: Robert D. Croom
  • 1988 - Boston, Massachusetts
    Local Arrangements Chair: Blake Cady
  • 1987 - Chicago, Illinois
    Local Arrangements Chair: Ed Kaplan
  • 1986 - Rochester, Minnesota
    Local Arrangements Chair: Jon van Heerden
  • 1985 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Local Arrangements Chair: Irving Rosen
  • 1984 - Kansas City, Kansas
    Local Arrangements Chair: Stanley Friesen
  • 1983 - San Francisco, California
    Local Arrangements Chair: Orlo Clark
  • 1982 - Houston, Texas
    Local Arrangements Chair: Robert Hickey
  • 1981 - Washington, DC
    Local Arrangements Chair: Glenn Geelhoed
  • 1980 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Local Arrangements Chair: Norman Thompson

Award History

In April of 1984 at the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons meeting in Kansas City, Drs. Edwin Kaplan, Jack Monchik, Leonard Rosoff, Norm Thompson, and Stuart Wilson proposed to the Council a new achievement award. This award is to be given to a member of the AAES in recognition for contributions in the field of endocrine surgery as an investigator, teacher, and clinical surgeon. It is not an annual award but is to be given to members of our Association who have achieved the high standards for which the award was established.

On April 15th, 1985 at the annual meeting of the AAES in Toronto, our President Leonard Rosoff announced the first member to receive this award, Dr. Oliver Cope. In giving this award to Dr. Cope the decision of the Council was that from this day forward the award would be known as the Oliver Cope Meritorious Achievement Award for the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Oliver Cope, MD
Professor of Surgery,
Harvard University and the
Massachusetts General Hospital
Awarded in Toronto in April 1985.
Stanley R. Friesen, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, University of Kansas
Awarded in Detroit, MI. in April 1994.
Dr. Friesen served as the President of our Association in 1983.
Norman W. Thompson, MD
Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan.
Awarded in Atlanta, GA in April 2001.
Dr. Thompson served as our inaugural President in 1980 and 1981.
Jon A. van Heerden MD
Professor of Surgery Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Awarded in Charlottesville NC in April 2004.
Dr. van Heerden served as our Recorder from 1987-89, as our Vice-President in 1994, and as President in 1996.
Orlo H. Clark MD
Professor of Surgery, UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center.
Awarded in New York, New York in May 2006.
Dr. Clark served as our Inaugural Vice President in 1980 and 1981, and as President in 1993.
Edwin L. Kaplan
Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago
Awarded in Madison, WI in May 2009
Dr. Kaplan served as our President in 1982-83
George L. Irvin, III MD
University of Miami 
Awarded in Pittsburgh, PA in April 2010.
Dr. Irvin served as our Recorder from 1993-1996, Vice President in 1996-1997 and President in 1998-1999.
Stuart D. Wilson, MD

Stuart D. Wilson, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Awarded in Baltimore, MD in April 2016.
Dr. Wilson served as our Secretary-Treasurer from 1984-1988 and President from 1991-1992.

The Paul LoGerfo Research Award (PLRA) was developed to honor the life of Paul LoGerfo who made numerous major contributions to the field of endocrine surgery during his esteemed career. Dr LoGerfo passed away from malignant melanoma in 2003 during the peak of his career while serving as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

The mission of the PLRA is to enrich the discipline of endocrine surgery and to advance the careers of junior investigators who are interested in a career in academic endocrine surgery. These goals will be pursued by supporting grant proposals that will broaden the horizon of endocrine surgery and advance the career-goals of junior endocrine surgeons. The PLRA welcomes proposals for support of a wide spectrum of research topics including surgical ethics, education, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care delivery, as well as clinical or basic science research pertaining to the field of endocrine surgery. The PLRA may be used for bridge or supplemental funding for research protocols with existing funding.


Past Winners:

2017

Xavier Keutgen, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Tanscriptional analysis of syndromic and sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors yields novel genotype specific targets

Raymon Grogan, MD 
University of Chicago
Microbiome alterations and thyroid cancer risk

2016

Basic Research
Dhaval Patel, MD
NIH – Endocrine Oncology Branch
Comprehensive Metabolomic Analysis of Adrenocortical Carcinoma: Toward Improved Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapeutic Targets

Clinical Research
Susan Pitt, MD
University of Wisconsin
Decision-Making about Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Treatment

2015

Basic Research
Brian Untch, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
RTKs in Resistane to RAS Inhibition in Thyroid Cancer

Clinical Research
Insoo Suh, MD
Univeristy of California San Francisco
FDG-PET Imaging for Parathyroid Tumors

2014

Michael Stang
University of Pittsburgh
Lysosome Centered Signaling and Regulation of  Autophagy in a Model of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

2013

Jason D. Prescott, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Development of a High Throughput in vivo Screening System for Small Molecule Activators of Thyroid Differentiation: In Search of Novel Agents for Treatment of Undifferentiated Thyroid Cancer

2012

Daniel Ruan, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Overcoming Medullary Thyroid Cancer Resistance to Vandetanib: Characterization of the Mechanisms

2011

Naris Nilubol, MD
National Cancer Institute
Identification and Validation of Novel Anticancer Compounds for the Treatment of Adrenocortical Cancer

2010

Rebecca S. Sippel, MD
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Characterization of Age-Related Changes in the Notch1 Pathway in Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancers

The AAES Resident/Fellow Research Award was established in 1990 to encourage interest in endocrine surgery by those training as students and residents in general surgery. Presented work may be honored in either the Clinical or Basic Research categories.

The AAES Poster Competition was established in 2007.


Past Winners:

2017

Best Clinical Talk: 
Contralateral suppression of aldosterone at adrenal venous Sampling predicts hyperkalemia following adrenalectomy for primary Aldosteronism
Omair Shariq, MD - Mayo Clinic

Best Basic/Translational Talk: 
Gene expression changes in small bowel neuroendocrine tumors associated with progression to metastases
Kendall J Keck, MD - Univerisy of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Basic/Translational Poster: 
Human intestinal tissue generates functional insulin producing cells
Priya Dedhia, MD - University of Michigan

Best Clinical Poster: 
A multi-institutional analysis of adrenalectomy for secondary malignancy
Heather Watchel, MD - Massachusetts General Hospital 


2016

Best Clinical Talk: 
Pediatric Patients with Pheochromocytoma And Paragangliomas Should Have Routine Preoperative Genetic Testing For Common Susceptibility Genes And Imaging To Detect Extra-Adrenal And Metastatic Tumors
Bruna Babic, MD - National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, Endocrine Oncology Branch 

Best Basic/Translational Talk:
A Novel Heat Shock Protein 90 Inhibitor Overcomes Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Resistance In Differentiated Thyroid Cancer 
Peter T. White, MD - University of Michigan 

Best Basic/Translational Poster: 
Intratumoral Heterogeneity Of Microrna Expression Is A Pervasive Feature In Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Selena Brouwer, MD - University Medical Center Urecht

Best Clinical Poster: 
CEA Should Not Routinely Be Used For Detection Of A First Recurrence In Patients With MTC
Wouter Kluijfhout, MD - University of California San Francisco, Department of Surgery


2015

Best Clinical Talk: 
Cosyntropin Stimulation Testing on Postoperative Day 1 Allows for Selective Glucocorticoid Replacement Therapy in Patients Undergoing Adrenalectomy for Hypercortisolism: Results of a Novel, Multidisciplinary-Derived Institutional Protocol
Diana I Ortiz, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin

Best Basic/Translational Talk: 
Fluorescence Detection of The Parathyroid Gland: Realizing the Potential for Intraoperative Guidance 
Melanie A. McWade, MS - Vanderbilt University

Basic/Translational Poster: 
Bio-Conjugated Nanotechnology to Target Papillary Thyroid Cancer In Vitro 
Idit Dotan, MD - McGill University Health Center

Best Clinical Poster: 
Ionized Calcium and The Utility of Maxpth To Evaluate Gastric Bypass Patients and Others with Non-Renal Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Uma Rajhbeharrysingh, MD - Oregon Health and Science University 

Honorable Mentions: 
Primary Hyperparathyroidism with Normal Baseline Intraoperative PTH: A Challenging Population
Mahsa Javid, MD, DPhil, FRCS - Yale University School of Medicine

Age Greater Than 60 Years Portends a Worse Prognosis in Patients with Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Time to Add a New Age Category to the Current Staging System?
Rondi Kauffmann, MD - City of Hope  

Characterizing Copy Number Variation in Adrenocortical Carcinoma Via Next-Generation Sequencing
Jill Rubinstein, MD, PhD - Yale University School of Medicine 


2014

Best Paper – Paul LoGerfo Clinical Research Award:
Long-term Blood Pressure Control in Patients Undergoing Adrenalectomy for Primary Hyperaldosteronism
Heather Wachtel, MD - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvannia

Best Paper – Basic Science Award:
A Practical Method to Determine the Site of Unknown Primary in Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Jessica Maxwell, MD - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine 

Poster Award Winner:
A Novel Ultra-Rapid PTH Assay to Distinguish Parathyroid from Non-Parathyroid Tissue
Ben James, MD - University of Chicago 

Interesting Case Winner:
A Case of an Enlarging Face
Ben James, MD - University of Chicago


2013

Best Paper – Paul LoGerfo Clinical Research Award:
A prospective evaluation of surgeon-performed transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography in assessing vocal cord function before and after thyroidectomy
Kai-Pun Wong, MD - University of Hong Kong

Best Paper – Basic Science Award:
Gastric inhibitory polypeptide receptor: A future alternative to somatostatin type 2 receptor imaging and treatment in neuroendocrine tumors?
Scott K. Sherman, MD - University of Iowa

Poster Award Winner:
Timing of Symptom Improvement After Parathyroidectomy
Sara Murray, MD - University of Wisconsin

Interesting Case Winner:
Massive Mediastinal Mass in Graves' Disease
Hyunsuk Suh, MD - Boston University Medical Center


2012

Best Paper – Paul LoGerfo Clinical Research Award:
Predicting the Need For Calcium And Calcitriol Supplementation After Total Thyroidectomy: Results Of A Prospective, Randomized Study
Presenter: Ashley K. Cayo, MD
Authors: Tina W.F. Yen, MD, Sarah M. Misustin, PA-C, Kimberly Wall, APNP, Stuart D. Wilson, MD, Douglas B. Evans, MD, Tracy S. Wang, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Best Paper – Basic Science Award:
Pasireotide (SOM230) Is Effective For The Treatment Of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors In A Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 Conditional Knockout Mouse Model
Presenter: Thomas J. Quinn, BS
Authors: Ziqiang Yuan, MD, Asha Adem, BS, David T. Hughes, MD, Herbert Schmid, PhD, Steven K. Libutti, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Poster Award Winner:
Parathyroid Cryopreservation Following Parathyroidectomy: A Worthwhile Practice? 
Presenter: Kevin Shepet, BS
Authors: Reid Usedom, Rebecca S. Sippel, MD, FACS, Herbert Chen, MD, FACS 
University of Wisconsin

Interesting Case Winner:
Unmasking Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Presenter: Dawn Emick, MD, MPH
Duke University Hospital


2011

Best Paper – Paul LoGerfo Clinical Research Award:
chieving Eugastrinemia In MEN1 Patients: Both Duodenal Inspection and Formal Lymph Node Dissection are Important
Presenter: Paxton V. Dickson, MD
Authors: Paxton V. Dickson, MD, Theresa A. Rich, MS, Yan Xing MD, PhD, Nancy D. Perrier, MD, Douglas B. Evans, MD, Jeffrey E. Lee, MD, Elizabeth G. Grubbs, MD
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Best Paper – Basic Science Award:
Necroptosis is a Novel Mechanism Of Radiation-Induced Cell Death In Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer and Adrenocortical Cancer
Presenter: Matthew A. Nehs, MD
Authors: Matthew A. Nehs, MD, Chi-Iou Lin, PhD, David E. Kozono, MD PhD, Edward Whang, MD, Nancy L. Cho, MD, Francis D. Moore Jr, MD, Daniel T. Ruan, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Poster Award Winner:
Rising Incidence of Second Primary Cancer in Low-Risk Patients Receiving Radioactive Iodine Therapy
Luc G. T. Moris, MD
Authors: Luc G. T. Moris, MD, N. Gopalakrishna Iyer, MD, PhD, R. Michael Tuttle, MD Ashok R. Shaha, MD, Ian Ganly, MD, Ian Ganly, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Interesting Case Award Winner:
33-Year Old Woman with Upper Abdominal Pain
Presenter: Adrian Harvey, MD, M.Ed. M.Sc. FRCSC
University of Calgary, Department of Surgery, Calgary, AB


2010

Resident/Fellow Best Paper – Paul LoGerfo Clinical Research Award:
Routine Central Lymph Node Dissection for Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Presenter: David T. Hughes, MD
Authors: David T. Hughes, Matthew L. White, Paul G. Gauger, Barbra S. Miller, Richard E. Burney, and Gerard M. Doherty
University of Michigan

Resident/Fellow Best Paper – Basic Science Award:
Thyroidectomy with Neoadjuvant Plx4720 Extends Survival and Decreases Tumor Burden in an Orthotopic Mouse Model of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer 
Presenter: Matthew A. Nehs, MD
Authors: Matthew A. Nehs, Sushruta Nagarkatti, Carmelo Nucera, Richard A. Hodin, and Sareh Parangi
Massachusetts General Hospital

Poster Competition Award Winner:
Adrenal Venous Sampling in Primary Hyperaldosteronism: Standardizing a Gold Standard
Presenter: Aarti Mathur, MD
Authors: Aarti Mathur, Clinton D. Kemp, Utpal Dutta, Smita Baid, Alejandro Ayala, Richard E Chang, Seth Steinberg, Eileen Lange RN, James F. Pingpank, H. Richard Alexander, W. Marston Linehan, Peter A. Pinto, Giao Phan, Marybeth Hughes, Steven K. Libutti, Constantine Stratakis, Electron Kebebew
National Cancer Institute

Interesting Case Award Winner:
TERTIARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM?
Presenter: Lilah Morris, MD - UCLA Endocrine Surgical Unit

Paul LoGerfo Educational Research Award Winner:
Rebecca S. Sippel, MD - University of Wisconsin – Madison
"Characterization of Age-Related Changes in the Notch1 Pathway in Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancers"


2009

Insoo Suh, MD - San Francisco, California
"Candidate Germline Alterations Predisposing to Familial Nonmedullary Thyroid Cancer Map to Distinct Loci on Chromosomes 1 and 6"

Susan C. Pitt, MD - Madison, Wisconsin
"Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism: is Less Than a Subtotal Resection Ever Appropriate? A Study of Long-term Outcomes"

Poster: Matthew Nehs, MD - Boston, Massachusetts
"Inhibition of B-RAFV600 Oncoprotein Prevents Cell Cycle Progression and Invasion In Vitro and Reduces Tumor Growth and Metastasis in an In Vivo Orthotopic Model of Thyroid Cancer"

Poster: Bian Wu, BA - Los Angeles, California
"Utilization of Parathyroidectomy in the Elderly: a Population Based Study"


2008

Elizabeth G. Grubbs - Houston, Texas
"Preoperative Vitamin D (VITD) Replacement Therapy in Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT): Safe but beneficial?"

Linwah Yip - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Loss of Heterozygosity of Selected Tumor Suppressor Genes in Parathyroid Carcinoma"

Poster: Pierre Leyre - Poiters, France
"Does the Risk of Compressive Hematoma After Thyroidectomy Authorise One-Day Surgery?"


2007

Tracy S. Wang - New Haven, Connecticut
"How Many Endocrine Surgeons Do We Need?"

David Yu Greenblatt - Madison, Wisconsin
"Valproic Acid Activates Notch1 Signaling and Inhibits Growth in Medullary Thyroid Cancer Cells"


2006

Kyle Zanocco - Evanston, Illinois
"Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy for Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism"

Ashley Kappes Cayo – Madison, Wisconsin
"Lithium Ions: a Novel Agent for the Treatment of Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas"


2005

Mark Cohen - St. Louis, Missouri
"Long-Term Functionality of Cryopreserved Parathyroid Autografts: A 13-Year Prospective Analysis"

Kepal N. Patel - New York, New York
"MUC1 Plays a Role in Tumor Maintenance in Aggressive Thyroid Carcinomas"


2004

Rebecca Sippel - Madison, Wisconsin
"Does Propofol Anesthesia Affect Intra-Operative Parathyroid Hormone Levels During Parathyroidectomy?: A Randomized Prospective Trial"

David Finley - New York, New York
"Molecular Analysis of Hürthle Cell Neoplasms by Gene Profiling"


2003

Petra Musholt - Hanover, Germany
"RET Rearrangements in Archival Oxyphilic Thyroid Tumors: New Insights in Tumorigenesis and Classification of Hürthle Cell Carcinoma"

Tina Yen - Houston, Texas
"Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: Results of a Standardized Surgical Approach in a Contemporary Series of 79 Consecutive Patients from the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston"


2002

Rasa Zarnegar - San Francisco, California
"Increasing the Effectiveness of Radioactive Iodine Therapy in the Treatment of Thyroid Cancer Using Trichostatin A (TSA), A Histone Deacetylast (HDAC)"

Denise M. Carneiro - Miami, Florida
"Rapid Insulin Assay for Intraoperative Confirmation of Complete Resection of Insulinomas"


2001

Nestor F. Esnaola - Houston, Texas
"Optimal treatment strategy in patients with papillary thyroid cancer: A decision analysis"

Katherine T. Morris - Portland, Oregon
"High dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate predicts breast cancer progression during new aromatase inhibitor therapy and stimulates breast cancer cell growth in tissue culture: A renewed role for adrenalectomy"


2000

Electron Kebebew - San Francisco, California
"ID1 proteins expressed in Medullary Thyroid Cancer"


1999

Andrew Feldman - Bethesda, Maryland
"Results of Heterotrophic Parathyroid Autotransplantation: A 13 Year Experience"

Alan Dackiw - Houston, Texas
"Screening for MENI Mutations in Patients with Atypical Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia"


1998

Julie Ann Sosa - Baltimore, Maryland
"Cost Implications of the different management strategies for primary hyperparathyroidism in the US"

David Litvak - Galveston, Texas
"A novel cytotoxic agent for human carcinoid"


1997

Herbert Chen - Baltimore,Maryland
"Implanted Programmable Insulin Pumps: 153 Patient Years of Surgical Experience"

K. Michael Barry - Rochester, Minnesota
"Is Familial Hyperparathyroidism a Unique Disease"


1996

Jennifer Meko - St. Louis, Missouri
"Evaluation of Somatostating Receptor Scintigraphy in Detecting Neuroendocrine Tumors"

Beth A. Ditkoff - New York, New York
"Detection of Circulating Thyroid cells in Peripheral Blood"


1990

Michael J. Demeure - San Francisco, California
"Actin architecture of cultured human thyroid cancer cells: Predictor of differentiation?"

Gerard M. Doherty - Bethesda, Maryland
"Time to recovery of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis after curative resection of adrenal tumors in patients with Cushing’s syndrome"