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The AANS/CNS Section on Tumors partners with NREF to provide the following research grants to top-scoring research grants submitted annually to NREF.

  1. The Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant: one $50K grant/year
  2. The Section on Tumor Research Fellowship Grant: one $50K grant/year
  3. The StacheStrong Foundation Research Fellowship Grant: two $50,000 grant/year
  4. The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) Research Fellowship Grant: one $50,000 grant/year

In 2022, a new partnership was formed:

  1. The Gladiator Project Research Fellowship Grant: one $50K grant/year

We strongly encourage our Tumor Section members to apply to the NREF for 2023! Applications will be available on September 1, 2022 with submission deadline on November 1, 2022. Awardee Notification: April, 1, 2023


AANS 2022 International Reception 

Ann Stroink, President American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2023), Barbara Nettle, President Mexican Neurosurgery Society President (2023), Nadja El Abbadi, President-Elect World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (2023-2025), Isabelle Germano AANS/CNS Section on Tumor Chair (2022-2024)



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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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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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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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