The ESTRO CNS Focus Group serves as a think tank with the specific goal of enhancing and complementing the current activities of the ESTRO Councils and Committees in the field of neuro-oncology. The Focus Group will proactively function as a hub, proposing and executing various actions in the field. These actions include assisting in the development of technical and clinical guidelines, planning and executing educational events, distributing and analyzing surveys, and supporting the dissemination of scientific content. Furthermore, ESTRO Councils and Committees can seek assistance and constructive input from the CNS Focus Group.

Additionally, the CNS Focus Group aims to harmonize current and future scientific and educational projects not only within ESTRO but also by actively engaging with other professional societies, such as the European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) or the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).

The CNS Focus Group welcomes the interest and suggestions of all ESTRO members, with the ultimate goal of advancing patient care through the rigorous application of evidence-based medicine and the continuous education of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and radiation therapists.

The Focus Group's initiatives and projects aim to comprehensively incorporate and report on all areas of neuro-oncology and radiation oncology. These are not limited to but include preclinical and clinical research, critical and systematic reviews, imaging modalities, planning and target delineation, irradiation techniques and re-irradiation, the use of artificial intelligence, quality of life, cancer survivorship, assessment and use of biomarkers, education of involved professions, dissemination of relevant research and guidelines, and the assessment of current and future challenges in the field.

Maximilian Niyazi (Germany) - Chair

Aoife Williamson (United Kingdom) - Core Expert

Giuseppe Minniti (Italy) - Core Expert

Per Munck Af Rosenschöld (Sweden) - Core Expert


Andrada Turcas (Romania) - Full Member

Ans Swinnen (The Netherlands) - Full Member

Elena Clerici (Italy) - Full Member

Felix Ehret (Germany) - Full Member

Isacco Desideri (Italy) - Full Member

Jaap Jaspers (The Netherlands) - Full Member

Karthica Indramohan (United Kingdom) - Full Member

Louise Murray (United Kingdom) - Full Member

Maciej Harat (Poland) - Full Member

Pierina Navarria (Italy) - Full Member

Raphael Bodensohn (Germany) - Full Member

Sharon Fernandez (United Kingdom) - Full Member

Simona Gaito (United Kingdom) - Full Member

Tomas Kazda (Czech Republic) - Full Member

Clemens Seidel (Germany) – Full member

More information coming soon.