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Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS)

Central nervous system (CNS) tumours include all tumours inside the cranium or in the central spinal canal. They arise due to abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, either in the CNS itself, in the cranial nerves, in the meninges, skull, pituitary pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumours).

The Brain and CNS ECAG’s overall aims are to provide specialist advice and guidance to the Clinical Commissioning Groups, Specialist Commissioning Group (SCG) and the East Midlands Cancer Clinical Network Steering Group on the standards of service for patients with Brain and CNS cancer reflecting Improving Outcomes Guidance (IOG) recommendations, current best practice and opportunities for development.

The Neuro-oncology Site Disease Group (NDSG) will aim to ensure that patients with Brain and CNS cancer receive high quality equitable cancer care throughout the East Midlands Cancer Clinical Network regardless of geography, age or socio-economic factors and will, wherever possible, endeavour to improve the standard of care provided.

Lead
Mr Donald Macarthur
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Future meeting dates
Thursday 14th September 2017

Key documents
pdfAnnual report 2016/17
pdfClinical guidelines (in review)