Neuro-oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and treatment of tumors affecting the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and spinal cord. This field encompasses a multidisciplinary approach involving neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals. The primary goal of neuro-oncology is to understand and manage both benign and malignant tumors of the nervous system.
Brain tumors are abnormal growths of tissue in the brain, and they can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). They can originate from brain tissue itself (primary tumors) or spread to the brain from other parts of the body (secondary or metastatic tumors). Brain tumors are classified based on their location, cell type, and other characteristics.
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Related Associations: National Brain Tumor Society | American Brain Tumor Association | Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States | Society for Neuro-Oncology | Children's Brain Tumor Foundation | National Cancer Institute | American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) | Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information | European Association of Neuro-Oncology | Brain Tumour Research | German Cancer Society | Société Française de Neurochirurgie | Dutch Society for Neuro-Oncology | European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) | Association of British Neurologists (ABN) | Italian Association of Neuro-Oncology