Hellenic Neuro-Οncology Society

Hellenic Neuro-oncology Society

Neurosurgery Clinic , General Hospital "Evangelismos" - University of Athens

INTRODUCTION

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 their 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 based on 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, is composed of doctors from different healthcare facilities (university hospitals, general hospitals, Public Health System and military medical units), who -having completed the part of basic studies of their specialties- were trained in international hospitals and universities in the object of CNS tumors.

The excellent cooperation between team members, the integrity of their knowledge as a result of their expertise in the subject, and finally the scientific collaboration with European Neuro-Oncology groups, are the basis for ensuring the 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 is in progress, while new guidelines are planned and discussed by members of the group, in order to improve the therapeutic effect, as well as the quality of the patient’s life.

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News and Research

Patient-derived circulating tumor cells could be used to identify drug targets for leptomeningeal disease
08 Mar 2022

Leptomeningeal disease is a rare complication of several different types of cancer, including melanoma. It occurs when tumor cells migrate to the cerebrospinal fluid and the tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal column known as the meninges.

Treatment with Tumor Treating Fields triggers downstream anti-tumor cell response, study finds
25 Feb 2022

Novocure announced that a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) finds treatment with Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) mediated cell disruption activates the immune system and triggers an anti-tumor cell response that may be effectively used together with existing immunotherapy approaches in the treatment of solid tumors, with limited systemic toxicity.

Codiak's publication highlights the ability of exoASO-STAT6 to selectively target tumor-associated macrophages
18 Feb 2022

Codiak BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of exosome-based therapeutics as a new class of medicines, today announced the online publication of a new manuscript, Exosome mediated genetic reprogramming of tumor associated macrophages by exoASO-STAT6 leads to potent monotherapy anti-tumor efficacy, in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's journal, Science Advances.

Children’s National performs first-ever HIFU surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis
09 Feb 2022

Children's National Hospital successfully performed the first-ever high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis (NF).

Novel robotic replica of human spine enables surgeons to preview the effects of surgery
19 Jan 2022

Degenerative disc disease affects about 40 percent of people aged 40, increasing to about 80 percent among those aged 80 or older. The disease, which is the deterioration of one or more intervertebral discs of the spine, often is surgically treated with cervical disc implants.

Scientific Fields of Neuro-oncology

Neurosurgery

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Radiotherapy

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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Chemotherapy

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Neuro-imaging

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Neuropsycology

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Neuro-pathology

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Neuro-anesthesia

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Rehabilitation

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European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology
American Society for Radiation Oncology
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