The Belgian Association for Neuro-Oncology (BANO) is open to all physicians and paramedics dedicating all or part of their work and expertise to treat neuro-oncology patients and/or to do scientific clinical, fundamental or translational research in this field.

Our first aim is to give access to first class scientific information. We organize every year a national symposium. This gives us the opportunity to invite top class speakers who are all experts in their field. During this event, we also offer 1 or 2 prize(s) to young researchers in order to promote research in Belgium.

The BANO is involved in clinical research projects. Initially, the association provided access to temozolomide for patients with relapsed grade III gliomas. We have set up a randomized national multicentric clinical trial evaluating the potential benefit of prolonged adjuvant treatment with temozolomide for glioblastoma patients. We also participate to inter-group studies (e.g. with EORTC) and have regular contacts with our French colleagues of ANOCEF (Association des Neuro-Oncologues d’Expression Francophone) and NENO (Nord-Est Neuro-Oncologie).

The association is also committed to defend the interests of brain tumour patients in various medical societies and on the level of the regulatory authorities in a growing number of occasions.

In the future, the BANO wishes to continue to contribute to all the work that is still needed to improve the survival and the quality of life of our beloved patients.

News

BANO meeting 2022: Controversies in LGGs 

from 09:30 till 18:00Chaussée de Bruxelles 135 1310 La HulpeOur yearly symposium will take place physically again, scheduled at Friday 9 December 2022, save the date!!  You can find the program of this meeting dedicated to the multidisciplinary care of low-grade...

2021 Annual meeting goes Hybrid

Due to the recent surge in COVID cases and the uncertainty that goes with it, we are forced to adapt and prepare ourselves for all possible scenarios. We have therefore decided to make the meeting hybrid. This implies that there will still be a physical meeting that...

Board members

The current board is elected for the 2022-2024 time period.

Prof. Dr. Johnny Duerinck

Prof. Dr. Johnny Duerinck

President

Neurosurgery, UZ Brussel

Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Goethals

Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Goethals

Treasurer

Nuclear Medicine, UZ Gent

Dr. Dario Di Perri

Dr. Dario Di Perri

Secretary

Radiation Oncology,  Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc Brussels

Prof. dr. Jean-François Daisne

Prof. dr. Jean-François Daisne

Board member

Radiation Oncology, UZ Leuven

Dr. Marjan Acou

Dr. Marjan Acou

Board member

Radiology, UZ Gent

Charlotte Sleurs, PhD

Charlotte Sleurs, PhD

Webmaster

Medical Oncology, UZ Leuven, Medical Imaging Research Center KULeuven

Prof. Dr. Steven De Vleeschouwer

Prof. Dr. Steven De Vleeschouwer

Board member

Neurosurgery, UZ Leuven

Michiel Daem, MSc, RN

Michiel Daem, MSc, RN

Board member

Cancer Center UZ Gent

Dr. Tévi Morel Lawson

Dr. Tévi Morel Lawson

Board member

Neurosurgery, Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc Brussels

Dr. Caroline Vanden Broeck

Board member

Pathology, St-Lucas Gent

Become a member

To join the group, people

  1. must practice in the field of neuro-oncology;
  2. and pay or renew their annual fee.

The annual fee is €50 and must be paid each year before 1 of June.  It gives free access to the yearly symposium.  After 1st of June, it costs €75.

Contact details

Belgian Association for Neuro-Oncology asbl-vzw
BE 0875.672.448

UZ Leuven
Herestraat 49 postbus 7003/3413
3000 Leuven

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