Brain Tumor Resource Information

If you would like more information on brain tumors, CyberKnife and other neurosurgical topics, here are some clear, authoritative resources:

Patient-oriented information

Acoustic Neuroma Association:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons:

  • Patient information

    This section of the AANS site offers essential information on a wide variety of neurological topics related to the back and neck, tumors, brain and spine injuries, pain and more.

American Brain Tumor Association:

  • Dictionary of Brain Tumors

    This dictionary—available online and in print—explains more than 1,000 tumor-related terms in plain English. For a free print copy, call the American Brain Tumor Association at 800.886.2282.

Brainlab intraoperative image guidance:

CyberKnife patient education Web site:

  • This web site is dedicated to educating patients on CyberKnife and its ability to treat tumors anywhere in the body.

National Brain Tumor Society:

  • The NTBS was formed in 2008 by the merging of the National Brain Tumor Foundation and the Brain Tumor Society. This organization provides information and support for patients and caregivers. NTBS also hosts special events across the U.S., including an annual gathering of patients, families, healthcare professionals and scientists.

National Cancer Institute:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:

  • Disorders index:

    This patient-friendly index has detailed descriptions, facts on treatment and prognosis, and patient organization contact information for more than 500 neurological disorders.

North American Spine Society:

  • This medical specialty society's site offers a consumer-friendly section, available at

Medical specialty societies offering clinical news and information

AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves:

  • This site is a collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).

American Association of Neurological Surgeons:

  • AANS is an organization dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery to promote the highest quality of patient care.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons:

  • CNS and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) jointly support eight Sections—each dedicated to a neurosurgical subspecialty or a special population in neurosurgery. The AANS/CNS Sections advance education, research and patient care in their individual subspecialties, and advise the parent organizations of important issues and initiatives.

North American Spine Society:

  • NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidence-based, and ethical spine care by promoting education, research, and advocacy. The Society has more than 6,000 members from medical specialties including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, research, physical therapy and other spine care professionals.

Information about women neurosurgeons

Women in Neurosurgery:

  • Women in Neurosurgery is a medical specialty organization affiliated with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Its mission: To educate, inspire, and encourage women neurosurgeons to realize their professional and personal goals, and to serve neurosurgery in addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.