Neuro-oncology Scientific Panel Interview
The former co-chairs of the Scientific Panel on Neuro-oncology, Stefan Oberndorfer and Riccardo Soffietti, explain the work and aims of the panel. Watch the full video interview below:
Neuro-oncology is an important and developing field of neurology, that primarily deals with diagnosis and treatment of both primary brain tumors and complications of systemic cancer. Other topics of interest and research are molecular genetics, paraneoplastic diseases, epilepsy and neurotoxicity (both central and peripheral).
The EAN Scientific Panel on Neuro-oncology is contributing to implement Neuro-oncology within European Neurology, with particular attention paid in the last years to the new EU countries.
A link has been established with the Section of Neuro-oncology of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), in order to improve the cooperation between Europe and US, regarding educational and organisational items. When in 2005 Neuro-oncology has been recognized as a subspecialty of neurology in US, a curriculum for Neuro-oncology has been developed, and this item is currently discussed in Europe. Due to the fact that Neuro-oncology is strongly multidisciplinary, contacts for future cooperation are being developed with the European Association for Neuro-Onocology (EANO).
Read more about the panel and its’ members here