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The Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma RESearch Support ORganization (PRESSOR) is a non-profit consortium of health science professionals at scientific, medical and academic institutions around the world dedicated to research into improved diagnosis, localization, management and treatment of pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas, particularly malignant pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas. The purpose of the organization is to promote research and facilitate collaboration and the sharing of materials, information and expertise among investigators, scientists and clinicians interested in pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, and other related tumors. The organization will promote improved understanding and research into these tumors, co-ordinate clinical and scientific meetings to develop best practice in their care and management, promote and disseminate scholarship, interest and information, and act as a forum for patient information and the promotion of clinical trials and training.
By providing a support network, PRESSOR enables a concerted and coordinated approach to basic and clinical research about pheochromocytoma that should lead to improved understanding of the biology of the tumor and more rapid advances in diagnosis, localization and management of pheochromocytoma and treatments for patients with malignancies.