Brain and Central Nervous System

Central Nervous System (CNS) tumours include all tumours inside the cranium or in the central spinal canal. They arise due to abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, either in the CNS itself, in the cranial nerves, in the meninges, skull, pituitary pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumours).

The Brain and CNS EAG’s overall aims are to provide specialist advice and guidance to the Cancer Alliance Board on the standards of service for patients with Brain and CNS cancer reflecting Improving Outcomes Guidance (IOG) recommendations, current best practice and opportunities for development.

The Brain and CNS EAG will aim to ensure that patients with Brain and CNS cancer receive high quality equitable cancer care throughout the West Midlands Cancer Alliance regardless of geography, age or socio-economic factors and will, wherever possible, endeavour to improve the standard of care provided.