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).

The role of the neuro-oncologist in neurology has been the subject of a position paper: Grisold W, Heimans JJ, Postma TJ, Grant R, Soffietti R, and the Neuro-Oncology Panel of the EFNS, The position of the neurologist in Neuro-Oncology (CME-article), European Journal of Neurology 2002; 9:201-205

The Neuro-Oncology Panel has set up Task Forces to draw Guidelines in different specific topics. Up to date 4 Guidelines have been published:

"Management of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes: report of an EFNS Task Force (C. A. Vedeler et al.; European Handbook of Neurological Management: Volume 1, 2nd edition. Edited by N. E. Gilhus, M. P. Barnes and M. Brainin. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.) 

"FNS Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases: report of an EFNS Task Force (R. Soffietti et al.; European Handbook of Neurological Management: Volume 1, 2nd edition. Edited by N. E. Gilhus, M. P. Barnes and M. Brainin. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.)

"Guidelines on management of low-grade gliomas: report of an EFNS-EANO Task Force (Soffietti R et al, European Journal of Neurology 2010; 17:1124-1133)

"Screening for tumours in paraneoplastic syndromes: report of an EFNS task force (Titulaer MJ, Soffietti R, et al. European Journal of Neurology 2011; 18:19-e3)

The EAN Subspecialty Scientific Panel on Neuro-oncology promotes Symposia and/or Teaching Courses and/or Focused Workshops at annual EAN meetings.

Management Group

Picca, Alberto

Panel Member (Individual)

Picca, Alberto
Paris, France
Rudà, Roberta


Rudà, Roberta
Torino, Italy
Cuzzubbo, Stefania

Panel Member (Individual)

Cuzzubbo, Stefania
Paris, France
Esparragosa, Ines

RRFS Representative

Esparragosa, Ines
Bron, France
Gállego Pérez De Larraya, Jaime

Panel Member (Institution)

Gállego Pérez De Larraya, Jaime
Pamplona, Spain
Soffietti, Riccardo

EANO representative

Soffietti, Riccardo
Torino, Italy
Vogrig, Alberto

Management Group Member

Vogrig, Alberto
Udine, Italy

Individual panel members

Cuzzubbo, Stefania
Cuzzubbo, Stefania
Paris, France
Grisold, Wolfgang
Grisold, Wolfgang
Vienna, Austria
Muntean, Maria-Lucia
Muntean, Maria-Lucia
Kassel, Germany
Picca, Alberto
Picca, Alberto
Paris, France
Soffietti, Riccardo
Soffietti, Riccardo
Torino, Italy

RRFS Member

Berzero, Giulia
Berzero, Giulia
Milano, Italy
Cabreira, Verónica
Cabreira, Verónica
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Cavallieri, Francesco
Cavallieri, Francesco
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Dono, Fedele
Dono, Fedele
Chieti, Italy
Erol Yıldız, Ruziye
Erol Yıldız, Ruziye
Gonzalez Martinez, Alicia
Gonzalez Martinez, Alicia
Madrid, Spain
Magro, Giuseppe
Magro, Giuseppe
Catanzaro, Italy
Malvaso, Antonio
Malvaso, Antonio
Pavia, Italy
Marchenko, Yelena
Marchenko, Yelena
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Palo Alto, United States
Norbutaite, Agne
Norbutaite, Agne
Vilnius, Lithuania
Rossi, Jessica
Rossi, Jessica
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Sansone, Giulio
Sansone, Giulio
Padova, Italy
Vilaseca Jolonch, Andreu
Vilaseca Jolonch, Andreu
Tarragona, Spain

Student Member

Coşkun, Ece
Coşkun, Ece
Izmir, Turkey
Gutic, Faruk
Gutic, Faruk
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kayode, Ayomide
Kayode, Ayomide
Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Leite Guedes, Idrys Henrique
Leite Guedes, Idrys Henrique
Campina Grande, Brazil
Lousa Dias Ferreira, João Miguel
Lousa Dias Ferreira, João Miguel
Vila Real, Portugal
Nachaat Chahine, Dima
Nachaat Chahine, Dima
Choueifat, Lebanon
Shaked, Zoe
Shaked, Zoe
Berlin, Germany
Slemensek Avsic, Sara
Slemensek Avsic, Sara
Maribor, Slovenia
Thakur, Rishmita
Thakur, Rishmita
Mumbai, India
Vassilopoulos, Thanos
Vassilopoulos, Thanos
Athens, Greece
Žel, Alia
Žel, Alia
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Partner Society Representatives

Yalnizoglu, Dilek

EPNS representative

Yalnizoglu, Dilek
Ankara, Turkey
Soffietti, Riccardo

EANO representative

Soffietti, Riccardo
Torino, Italy

Patient Representative

Institutional panel members

Albuquerque, Luisa
Albuquerque, Luisa
Lisbon, Portugal
Back, Claude
Back, Claude
Dudelange, Luxembourg
Bognar, Laszlo
Bognar, Laszlo
Czyzycki, Mateusz
Czyzycki, Mateusz
Dabrowa Tarnowska, Poland
Ducray, François
Ducray, François
Lyon, France
Ferlini, Lorenzo
Ferlini, Lorenzo
Brussels, Belgium
Flannery, Tom
Flannery, Tom
Belfast, Ireland
Gállego Pérez De Larraya, Jaime
Gállego Pérez De Larraya, Jaime
Pamplona, Spain
Garcez, Daniela
Garcez, Daniela
Algés, Portugal
Grosu, Oxana
Grosu, Oxana
Chisinau, Moldova
Gündüz, Tuncay
Gündüz, Tuncay
Istanbul - Capa, Turkey
Kaprelyan, Ara
Kaprelyan, Ara
Varna, Bulgaria
Kiritsis, Athanasios
Kiritsis, Athanasios
Kouwenhoven, Mathilde
Kouwenhoven, Mathilde
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lepic, Toplica
Lepic, Toplica
Belgrade, Serbia
Leupold, Daniela
Leupold, Daniela
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Litauniece, Zane Anna
Litauniece, Zane Anna
Mameniskiene, Ruta
Mameniskiene, Ruta
Vilnius, Lithuania
Markova, Jolana
Markova, Jolana
Prague, Czech Republic
Michalak, Slawomir
Michalak, Slawomir
Poznan, Poland
Nacu, Gabriela
Nacu, Gabriela
Chisinau, Moldova
Niculescu, Anca Maria
Niculescu, Anca Maria
Bucharest, Romania
Nistor, Raluca
Nistor, Raluca
Bucharest, Romania
Nowosielski, Martha
Nowosielski, Martha
Innsbruck, Austria
Oberndorfer, Stefan
Oberndorfer, Stefan
St. Pölten, Austria
Ozola, Agnese
Ozola, Agnese
Platten, Michael
Platten, Michael
Mannheim, Germany
Polívka, Jiří
Polívka, Jiří
Plzen, Czech Republic
Rimsiene, Juste
Rimsiene, Juste
Vilnius, Lithuania
Severinsen, Kaare
Severinsen, Kaare
Sferruzza, Giacomo
Sferruzza, Giacomo
Castelbuono, Italy
Shanko, Yuri G.
Shanko, Yuri G.
Minsk, Belarus
Siegal, Tali
Siegal, Tali
Jerusalem, Israel
Silvani, Antonio
Silvani, Antonio
Milan, Italy
Stojanov, Aleksandar
Stojanov, Aleksandar
Nis, Serbia
Storstein, Anette
Storstein, Anette
Bergen, Norway
Touat, Medhi
Touat, Medhi
Paris, France
Tüzün, Erdem
Tüzün, Erdem
Istanbul, Turkey
Weller, Michael
Weller, Michael
Zurich, Switzerland
Wick, Wolfgang
Wick, Wolfgang
Heidelberg, Germany