Neuro-Oncology Advances is intended to expand the scope and spectrum of what Neuro-Oncology journal covers. NOA is an open access inter-disciplinary journal encompassing basic, applied, and clinical investigations in all research areas as they relate to cancer and the central nervous system. It provides a single forum for communication among neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiotherapists, medical oncologists, neuropathologists, neuroradiologists, and researchers together with educators. NOA will be publishing high-quality research after the same exceptional-standards of peer-review and editorial process that the field receives from Neuro-Oncology; however, NOA may not always apply the same criteria for novelty that may be a factor in acceptance decisions for Neuro-Oncology. NOA will serve to increase accessibility to areas of research outside of the scope of Neuro-Oncology.
NOA aims to publish research from all disciplines that are interested in advancing outcomes of brain, spine and peripheral nerve tumors. It focuses to capture investigative advances in areas that have traditionally fallen outside of Neuro-Oncology. The following broad priorities will encompass clinical, investigative and basic science research, bioinformatics and computational science analysis, clinical and surgical trials, technology and engineering.
1. High-quality research on primary brain malignancies, noting that studies with negative outcomes are also valuable for the field and confirmatory studies are increasingly important.
2. Brain metastases, cancer-related neurological events and advances in management of brain metastases and cancer in general to prevent brain metastases.
3. Non-malignant nervous system tumors including meningiomas, schwannomas, pituitary tumors, spinal and peripheral nerve tumors.
4. Technological advances in surgery, radiation therapy, radiosurgery and imaging
5. Bioinformatics and computational advances in large data analyses related to subjects within our scope.
6. Spinal tumors and spine metastases.
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