The position of the neurologist in neuro-oncology

Eur J Neurol. 2002 May;9(3):201-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1468-1331.2002.00411.x.


Neuro-oncology is a growing new subspeciality with a strong interdisciplinary character. This position paper explains the role of neurology in the multidisciplinary field of neurosurgeons, radiotherapists and general oncologists, dealing with neuro-oncological patients. The paper delineates the varied spectrum of the field of neuro-oncology which expands from primary brain tumours, to metastatic and non-metastatic effects of systemic cancer on the central and peripheral nervous system, neurotoxicity due to cancer treatment and issues of quality of life. It has been written by the scientific neuro-oncology panel of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) to delineate the situation of neuro-oncology in Europe, and facilitate the understanding and implementation of this subspeciality in the future.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / classification
  • Medical Oncology / methods*
  • Medical Oncology / trends
  • Neurology / classification
  • Neurology / methods*
  • Neurology / trends