News and Research

£1.5 million awarded to brain tumor researchers to extend lab-based research into clinical trials
Jan 11 2019

Brain tumors kill more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer and less than 20% of those diagnosed survive beyond five years, compared to 50% of all other cancers. New funding from Barts Charity will help researchers get closer to a cure.

UA researchers discover promising lead in genetic approach to treating deadly brain cancer
Nov 30 2018

Glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer that has grabbed headlines for claiming the lives of Sens. Edward Kennedy and John McCain, could be "tricked" into sparing more of its victims.

Microglia show distinct responses under inflammatory conditions
Nov 27 2018

The NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at LIH's Department of Oncology conducts research on brain diseases, with a special emphasis on glioma biology, drug resistance and systems approaches.

Special chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink to help neurosurgeons operate
Nov 05 2018

A clinical trial has shown that a special chemical makes brain tumours glow pink. This can help neurosurgeons operate easily on them and remove them completely and safely say the researchers. The results of this study were presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow.

Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy better preserves patients' cognitive function
Oct 24 2018

When it comes to radiation therapy to treat brain cancer, hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy in conjunction with the drug memantine better preserved patients' cognitive function and demonstrated similar cancer control outcomes, compared to traditional whole-brain radiotherapy with memantine.

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ESTRO 38, 26-30 April 2019, Milan, Italy

Hellenic Neuro-Οncology Group

Department of Neurosurgery University of Athens, Evangelismos Hospital


Worldwide patients with tumors of the central nervous system are treated initially by groups of Physicians of different specialties (MDT - Multi-Disciplinary Team) which are responsible for patient management from the beginning (diagnosis) to the end (treatment and rehabilitation ).

The University Neurosurgery Clinic of Evangelismos Public Hospital has a long history in the treatment of CNS tumors, with more than five thousand cases over the last 60 years. Taking advantage of this experience we proceeded to create a modern Neuro-oncology team composed of doctors from different disciplines with a common object: tumors of the Central Nervous System. The selection criteria of the members for the team staffing was based on their scientific background and their experience in the field of CNS tumors.

Scientific partners and specialized physicians of all these disciplines analyze each newly diagnosed case, progressing in defining, planning and conducting the necessary laboratory tests to identify the tumor (site, size, histological and molecular profile). Then on the basis of data obtained for each patient, they plan and propose, tailoring the best combination treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, radiosurgery, chemotherapy). Finally they monitor patients with clinical-laboratory tests, record their progress and support their recovery.

The Neuro-Oncology group we set up, composed of doctors from different hospitals, university, Public Health System and military medical doctors, who initially having completed the part of basic studies of their specialties and then they were trained in international hospitals and universities in the object of CNS tumors.

The excellent cooperation and exchange between team members, the integrity of their knowledge because of their expertise in the subject, and finally the scientific cooperation with European Neuro-Oncology groups, are the basis for most modern and effective management of patients with CNS tumors in Greece .

The research part of the team is in constant evolution with numerous papers in scientific conferences and publications in scientific journals. Research for diagnosis and treatment protocols are in progress, while new are planned and discussed by members of the group, in order to improve the therapeutic effect and simultaneous to improve the quality of life.

Upcoming Events,Courses and Conferences regarding Neuro-Oncology

2019 ISRS Congress

June 9-13, 2019


2019 ISRS Congress

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EANO 2019 - 14th Meeting of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology!

SAVE THE DATE: September 19-22, 2019 - Lyon, France

Educational Day: September 19, 2019

EANO Main Meeting: September 20-22, 2019

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EANS2019 Dublin

19th European Congress of Neurosurgery

September 24 – 28, 2019

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