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

New approach for delivering medication across the blood-brain barrier to treat brain tumors
20 Nov 2022

Researchers have demonstrated in mice a new approach for delivering medication across the blood-brain barrier to treat tumors that cause aggressive, lethal brain cancer.

Researchers identify gene expression correlated with response to chemotherapy in medulloblastomas
07 Nov 2022

An international team led by the Department of Neurosurgery, Niigata University, has identified a new gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) whose expression is tightly correlated with response to chemotherapy in medulloblastomas, a highly malignant brain tumor affecting pediatric, adolescent, and young adult populations.

Discovery paves the way for specific therapies for common form of childhood brain and spine tumor
29 Aug 2022

A study conducted by researchers in Brazil, Australia, Austria and the United States has made significant discoveries about a type of pediatric cancer with no approved drugs for treatment and with a low survival rate.

Glioma incidence and outcomes differ based on geographic/ancestral origins of Hispanic communities
03 Aug 2022

Although typically classified as a single ethnic group, people of Hispanic heritage have markedly different risks for brain tumors based on their geographic origins, suggesting greater diversity that warrants attention in the health care setting.

Modifi Bio comes up with a new technology to combat cancer cells with DNA modification
29 Jul 2022

Modifi Biosciences announced today that the journal Science has published a critical study validating the company's novel oncology platform based on new classes of molecules that exploit tumor-associated DNA repair defects through direct cancer cell DNA modification.

Activation of the STING pathway could help make glioblastoma multiforme more susceptible to immunotherapy
11 Jul 2022

Immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment for many forms of cancer, but glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of brain cancer, has remained untouched.

New guideline provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases
10 May 2022

A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology provides guidance on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients with brain metastases.

Scientific Fields of Neuro-oncology

Neurosurgery

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Radiotherapy

SRS-ΚΟΥΜΠΙ

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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Useful Links

European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology
American Society for Radiation Oncology
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