Tumor News Spring 2020

From the Chair

Greetings and Welcome to the Spring 2020 AANS/CNS Section on Tumors Newsletter Dear Colleagues, We are living in unprecedented times as the ongoing global Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has caused a high rate of global fatalities and imposed...

Education Update: Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship 2020

The Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST), our governing body for all fellowships in the U.S., has instituted certain changes to standardize accreditation of neurosurgical oncology (NO) fellowships. The most notable change has been with enfolded...

Tumor Section Awards

The Tumor Section Awards Committee continues to expand and develop its robust award program for outstanding research during both AANS and CNS scientific meetings, with new key steps below summarized: In 2019, the Leksell award previously given only...

Tumor Section Fellowship Award Update

The AANS/CNS Joint section on Tumor takes great pride in supporting and encouraging young investigators to innovate the field of neuro-oncology with bench research. In 2017, the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumor started a new Research Fellowship Award in...

AANS SRS Registry Update

The AANS National Stereotactic Radiosurgery Quality Registry is a joint project that was developed with input from organized neurosurgery and radiation oncology to define national patterns of care in radiosurgery. The goals are to identify gaps in treatment...

Journal of Neuro-Oncology

JNO has received and fast-tracked reports from our Italian and Chinese colleagues to better our response and help develop best practices during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Neuro-Oncology (JNO) is the official journal of the AANS and CNS...

NASBS Meeting Update

The world of skull base disorders, like neuro-oncology as a whole, has experienced dramatic changes in 2020. The highlight, by far, was the 30th annual scientific meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, held February 6-9, 2020, in San Antonio....

Tumor Section Guidelines Committee

The updates of guidelines projects sponsored by the Joint Tumor Section are under active development and at various stages of maturity. This is accounting for most of the energy being expended by the writing groups at this time. The Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma...

2020 Tumor Section Satellite Symposium

Neurosurgical Oncology 2020: A Vision for the Future Chairs Michael A. Vogelbaum MD, PhD, FAANS Ian Dunn, MD, FAANS Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS Committee Pablo Recinos, MD, FAANS Nam Tran MD, PhD, FAANS John Chi MD, MPH, FAANS Isaac...