Announcing cIMPACT-NOW: the Consortium to Inform Molecular and Practical Approaches to CNS Tumor Taxonomy


  • Louis David N.
  • Aldape Ken
  • Brat Daniel J.
  • Capper David
  • Ellison David W.
  • Perry Arie
  • Hawkins Cynthia
  • Paulus Werner
  • Reifenberger Guido
  • Figarella-Branger Dominique
  • Wesseling Pieter
  • Batchelor Tracy T.
  • Cairncross J. Gregory
  • Pfister Stefan
  • Rutkowski Stefan
  • Weller Michael
  • Wick Wolfgang
  • von Deimling Andreas


  • Taxonomy
  • Consortium
  • Molecular
  • CNS Tumor

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The recent publication of the 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System (2016 CNS WHO) represents a significant advance in the classification of human brain tumors [ 1]. For the first time, a CNS WHO classification defines diagnostic entities by combining molecular and histological information. In doing so, the classification facilitates more precise diagnosis of well-understood entities and clearer designation of less-understood entities, which will in turn allow further study and likely future advances in their classifications.

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