2019 JNS Editor's Choice: Tumor

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These 14 tumor-focused articles were chosen by James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS, editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery, as among the most noteworthy published in 2019. 

Read these choice selections covering tumor and earn up to 14 CME credits through this online activity.

Registration Fee

AANS MembersFree
Non-members$179

CME Credit

Earn up to 14 CME credits by participating.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss recent research that impact that standard of neurosurgery care.
  • Describe the clinical applications of recent tumor research.

Disclosure Information

The AANS controls the content and production of this CME activity and attempt to ensure the presentation of balanced, objective information.  In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) are asked to disclosed any relationship they or their co-authors have with commercial interests which may be relate to the content of their lecture.

The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Relationship refers to receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by research grant, receiving honoraria for education service elsewhere, or any other relationship to a commercial interest that provides sufficient reason for disclosure.

It is the policy of the AANS that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial entities.  Further, should any such relationship be determined to be in possible conflict of interest as it relates to the individual’s proposed role in the CME activity, such conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to confirmation of the individual’s participation.

All potential conflicts of interest have been reviewed by an effective peer review committee to ensure the content is valid and aligned with the interest of the activity audience.

Speakers, paper presenters/authors and staff (and the significant others of those mentioned) who have disclosed a relationship with commercial interests whose products may have a relevance to their presentation are listed below.

None

Those who have reported they do not have any relationships with commercial interests:

Maya Harary, BA

Jonathan Forbes MD

Edgar G Ordonez-Rubiano, MD

Stephen Magill, MD

Bart Roelf Jan van Dijken, BSc

Shannon Gignac

Amitabh  Gupta,MS, MCh

Seunggu Jude Han, MD

Yosuke Masuda, MD, PhD 

Kyung Hwan Kim, MD, PhD

Panagiotis Mastorakos, MD 

Peter Madsen, MD

Panagiotis Mastorakos, MD

Eveline Teresa Hidalgo, MD 

Akinori Takada, MD

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the grant provider or the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please Note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

Accreditation Designation

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of approval is for three years, beginning from 12/23/2019 to 12/23/2022.

Upon successful completion of the CME test, credit will automatically be reflected in your member record. Non-members must print a certificate and retain a copy for your CME records. 

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Tumor
Endocrine function and gland volume after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctional pituitary macroadenomas
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Maya Harary, BA
Endonasal endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of intrinsic third ventricular craniopharyngioma: surgical results
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Jonathan A Forbes, MD
Preserve or sacrifice the stalk? Endocrinological outcomes, extent of resection, and recurrence rates following endoscopic endonasal resection of craniopharyngiomas
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Edgar G Ordonez-Rubiano, MD
Surgical outcomes after reoperation for recurrent non-skull base meningiomas
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Stephen T Magill, MD
Transcortical insular glioma resection: clinical outcome and predictors
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. N. U. Farrukh Hameed, MD
Ventricle contact is associated with lower survival and increased peritumoral perfusion in glioblastoma
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Bart Roelf Jan van Dijken, BSc,
Upfront Gamma Knife radiosurgery for Cushing's disease and acromegaly: a multicenter, international study
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Amitabh Gupta, MS, MCh
Subcortical stimulation mapping of descending motor pathways for perirolandic gliomas: assessment of morbidity and functional outcome in 702 cases
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Seunggu J Han, MD
Evaluation of the extent of resection and detection of ischemic lesions with intraoperative MRI in glioma surgery: is intraoperative MRI superior to early postoperative MRI
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Yosuke Masuda, MD, PhD
Clinical and radiological outcomes of proactive Gamma Knife surgery for asymptomatic meningiomas compared with the natural course without intervention
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Kyung Hwan Kim, MD
Prediction of cavernous sinus invasion in patients with Cushing's disease by magnetic resonance imaging
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Panagiotis Mastorakos, MD, PhD
Endoscopic endonasal resection versus open surgery for pediatric craniopharyngioma: comparison of outcomes and complications
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Peter J Madsen, MD
Long-term clinical and visual outcomes after surgical resection of pediatric pilocytic/pilomyxoid optic pathway gliomas
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Eveline Teresa Hidalgo, MD
Long-term follow-up of intensive chemotherapy followed by reduced-dose and reduced-field irradiation for intracranial germ cell tumor
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Akinori Takada, MD
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