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

Research provides new insights into Glioblastoma invasiveness
11 Dec 2020

One of the hallmarks of Glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive type of brain cancer, is its high invasive capacity, which leads to its expansion into the normal brain tissue.

New guidelines and standards for the treatment of brain tumor complications
09 Dec 2020

The brain can be affected by a number of different types of tumor and this leads to serious complications such as epileptic attacks, brain edema, hemorrhage, or thrombosis.

Dexamethasone use could reduce immune checkpoint inhibitor efficacy in glioblastoma patients
25 Nov 2020

Bottom Line: Among patients with glioblastoma receiving an immune checkpoint inhibitor, those who received the corticosteroid dexamethasone at baseline for cerebral edema had significantly worse overall survival.

Novel targeted therapy blocks metabolic pathways in cancer cells with specific genetic defects
23 Nov 2020

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a novel targeted therapy, called POMHEX, which blocks critical metabolic pathways in cancer cells with specific genetic defects.

Researchers develop new tools to assess care provided for patients with brain metastasis
07 Oct 2020

Ambitious efforts at UVA Cancer Center to improve care delivered to patients with cancer that has spread to the brain have yielded important insights and tools that can benefit other hospitals, a new publication reports.

New tools to enhance care for brain metastases
05 Oct 2020

Ambitious efforts at UVA Cancer Center to improve care delivered to patients with cancer that has spread to the brain have yielded important insights and tools that can benefit other hospitals, a new publication reports.

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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Useful Links

European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology
American Society for Radiation Oncology
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
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