The British Neuro-oncology Society (BNOS) was formally established in 2004 as an organisation that exists to promote research and education in all aspects of Neuro-oncology, from laboratory based science to social impacts of Central Nervous System tumours. The ultimate aim of the Society is to improve treatment and management of patients with Central Nervous System tumours and therefore has evolved into a truly multidisciplinary group including the following: 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 the commercial sector.
The Society encourages junior members in all these disciplines by means of dedicated education days and various prizes and awards at its annual BNOS Conferences. 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.