The AANS/CNS Tumor Section is happy to report the funding of 3 new NREF grants for 2022. These projects represent our most promising research by neurosurgeon-scientists for developing new treatments against brain tumors. We thank StacheStrong for their continued grant support and are grateful for our partnership with NREF.


Angela Richardson

Fellowship Grant on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors:

Angela Richardson, Indiana University

  • "Tumor selective retroviral replicating vectors for the treatment of leptomeningeal medulloblastoma”


Genaro Villa

NREF & StacheStrong Research Fellowship Grant on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors:

Genaro Villa, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • “Assessing Tumor-AssociatedMacrophage Plasticity Regulation by HNRNPH1 to Augment Adaptive Antitumor Responses in Glioblastoma”


Ashish Shah

2022-23 NREF & Andrew T. Parsa Young Clinician Investigator Award:

Ashish Shah, University of Miami

  • "Epigenetic potentiation of immune checkpoint inhibition through endogenous retroviral immune responses”

Second HSBC International Neuro-Oncology(online) Symposium

April 30, 2022 from 6:00-9:00 PM (Hong Kong/Shanghai time GMT + 7hours)

The speakers are : 

Michael Weller, University of Zurich

Eric Bouffet, Sickkids, Toronto 

Chris Jones, Institute of Cancer Research, London

Pim French, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam

Ying Mao, Fudan University, Shanghai

Anthony Liu, Hong Kong University 

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This is a Live Symposium

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HSBC is dedicated to research and education in neuro-oncology.  Our last online symposium was attended by 386 brain tumor researchers outside mainland China and over 1,000 people in mainland China. 

2021 Tumor Section Satellite Symposium Registration Now Open

Plan to join us Oct. 15-16, 2021, in Austin, Texas.

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Cafépress Shop for the Tumor Section

Find apparel and merchandise to show your support for the section.

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Tumor Talk

The Journal of Neuro-Oncology, sponsored by the Tumor Section for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and 8 other prestigious medical societies, has formally launched a new, innovative webinar series aimed at highlighting novel, potentially impactful studies involving brain tumors.

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Free Immunotherapy Webinars

Virtual learning has become a staple for practitioners in all areas of the medical community. Check out four new webinars featuring learning objectives and questions to satisfy CME requirements. 

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Neuro-Oncology Symposium 2022 flyer

A071702: A phase II study of checkpoint blockade immunotherapy in patients with somatically hypermutated recurrent glioblastoma. PI – Gavin Dunn

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Tumor Section and NREF Partner with the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation

The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) and the Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) have partnered with the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF)

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Support Tumor Section Fellowships, Grants and Awards

Donations to the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) on behalf of Tumor Section funds encourage the next generation of researchers and breakthroughs. Your contribution funds research fellowships, grants and awards.

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University of Miami Launches New Scholars Program

The University of Miami has launched an International Neurooncology Scholars Program (INOSP), allowing trainees to rotate with internationally renowned tumor experts in other countries in order to increase their experience. The goal is to enhance education and facilitate multi-institutional collaboration. Congratulations to the inaugural recipient of INOSP, Dr. Daniel Eichberg.

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International Observership Program

Alexis Morell, the first awardee of the International Observership Program, shares his productive experience in the Brain Tumor Program of the University of Miami. The AANS/CNS Tumor Section is honored to sponsor this program.

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Upcoming Events

Neuro-Oncology Symposium May 2022

CME Event Alert! UofL’s Department of Neurosurgery is hosting their annual Neuro-oncology Symposium on Saturday, May 21st with options to attend virtually or in person at UofL’s University Club for FREE! This year’s Neuro-Oncology …

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Latest News

As we learn from the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Section on Tumors is collecting and sharing publications and other resources for our members to freely access.

COVID-19 Articles & Resources

Tumor Guidelines

A list of tumor specific guidelines for neurosurgical practice that were approved by the CNS / AANS guidelines committees.

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Apply For a Grant

AANS/CNS offers a variety of funding opportunities. Learn how to apply for a grant for your project.

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Journal of Neuro-Oncology

The official journal of section on tumors - a multi-disciplinary journal that includes basic, applied, and clinical investigations in research areas as they relate to cancer and the CNS.

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Latest Newsletter

In the latest AANS/CNS Section on Tumors newsletter that is published twice a year, we discuss various topics that are of professional interest to our members. 

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Search our database to locate a qualified surgeon where you live. You can find a neurosurgeon by name, location or membership type.

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