Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 211–220 | Cite as

GNOSIS: Guidelines for Neuro-Oncology: Standards for Investigational Studies — reporting of surgically based therapeutic clinical trials

  • Susan Chang
  • Michael Vogelbaum
  • Frederick F. Lang
  • Stephen Haines
  • Sandeep Kunwar
  • E. Antonio Chiocca
  • Alessandro Olivi
  • Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
  • Andrew Parsa
  • Ronald Warnick
Clinical–Patient Studies


We present guidelines to standardize the reporting of surgically based neuro-oncology trials. The guidelines are summarized in a checklist format that can be used as a framework from which to construct a surgically based trial. This manuscript follows and is taken in part from GNOSIS: Guidelines for neuro-oncology: Standards for investigational studies―reporting of phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials [Chang SM, Reynolds SL, Butowski N, Lamborn KR, Buckner JC, Kaplan RS, Bigner DD (2005) Neuro-oncology 7:425–434].


Brain tumor Clinical trial Neuro-oncology Guidelines Surgery 



We thank Ilona Garner, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, for editorial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Chang
    • 1
  • Michael Vogelbaum
    • 2
  • Frederick F. Lang
    • 3
  • Stephen Haines
    • 4
  • Sandeep Kunwar
    • 1
  • E. Antonio Chiocca
    • 5
  • Alessandro Olivi
    • 6
  • Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    • 6
  • Andrew Parsa
    • 1
  • Ronald Warnick
    • 7
  1. 1.Neuro-oncology Service, Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryBrain Tumor Institute, Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  5. 5.Department of NeurosurgeryOhio State University Medical CenterColumbusUSA
  6. 6.Department of NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  7. 7.Department of Neurosurgery University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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