What is neuro-oncology?

Neuro-oncology covers both the scientific and clinical aspects of brain and spine tumours and neurological complications of cancer. The emergence of new therapies throughout cancer treatment has made it essential that neurologists keep up-to-date with these new developments. This is especially relevant in neuro-oncology. Improvements in diagnosis and treatment, advances in molecular neuro-oncology, the application of new biological agents and increasing use of combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy for tumours, such as gliomas, have led to small but definite improvements in survival.