About Us

The British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS) has its origins in The British Glioma Group (conceived in 1980 as a forum for basic scientists) which became in 1989 The British Neuro Oncology Group, in order to recognise the inclusion of tumours other than glioma, and then The British Neuro-Oncology Society in 2004. By this time, the organisation had widened its coverage to become truly multi-disciplinary, welcoming neurosurgeons, neuro-scientists, neurologists, neuropathologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, paediatric and adult oncologists, neuropsychiatrists, clinical nurse specialists, radiotherapists, allied health professionals, members of patient and advocacy organisations and many more disciplines.

The Society encourages junior members in all these disciplines by means of dedicated education days and various prizes and awards. BNOS is central to promoting all branches of medicine related to neuro-oncology, leading the way in enhancing both research and clinical practice and uniting all the allied sectors, including Parliamentary and Government. From the earliest days of its predecessor organisations, BNOS has always entertained international figures in neuro-oncology and the Society continues to interact with appropriate national, European and international bodies.

BNOS strives to network neuro-oncology in the following ways:

  • By creating opportunities at our annual meetings for effective interaction and collaboration between the diverse neuro-oncology disciplines
  • By fostering specialist education and training for junior scientists and clinicians at our annual Education Day, we strive to encourage young professionals to make neuro-oncology their career of choice
  • We encourage the sharing of innovation in research and clinical practice by offering opportunities for abstract presentations, awards and bursaries
  • Alerting individuals working in the field of neuro-oncology of potential funding opportunities and job vacancies via our website
  • Acting as the voice of neuro-oncology in the political process, promoting increased research funding and up-to-date utilisation of treatments and techniques in clinical practice


BNOS @BNOSOfficial   4:07 PM - Thu 21 Oct 2021

Preclinical Model Survey Results! @BNOSofficial would like to thank all those who took part in the recently circulated survey on UK Preclinical Models for the Neuro-oncology Community. The results have now been collated and can be viewed here: https://t.co/vkS4VQXxHs

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   1:39 PM - Thu 21 Oct 2021

📢Survey! @EANOassociation Disparity Committee, which is co-chaired by Prof. Susan Short (BNOS VP) are keen to gather opinions from a broad cohort in neuro- oncology around support for positive action to improve EDI. Link & more info here: https://t.co/kiQjTykxL7 Thank you!👏

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   4:12 PM - Wed 20 Oct 2021

#BNOS2021 Abstracts Supplement OUP Neuro-Oncology Online We are pleased to confirm that the Abstracts Supplement, containing the selected BNOS2021 Oral abstracts, has been published with Neuro-Oncology Online. Access here: https://t.co/JQuLyD5u0Z

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   11:55 AM - Tue 12 Oct 2021

📢BNOS Members Discount! MDPI Affiliation @MDPIOpenAccess BNOS is pleased to announce its affiliation with a selection of four MDPI journals. Details here: https://t.co/UwBdAbj5qR Join BNOS here: https://t.co/bJLO4jxpWQ https://t.co/UlFFw51Vfc

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:01 AM - Sun 10 Oct 2021

Congratulations to BNOS Vice-President Prof.Susan Short on your EANO Presidency @EANOassociation @prof_short https://t.co/wLCO66f8yq

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   11:01 AM - Fri 8 Oct 2021

Your chance to shine with Brilliance! #BTSM #BrainTumourThursday @theIBTA 👏 https://t.co/dewXr57quN

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:30 AM - Fri 8 Oct 2021

Happy 1st Birthday to the BNOS Collaborative Research Consortium! Why not join us? Find out more here: https://t.co/3s6atHTGLa https://t.co/2nVKTtvFCz