Neuro-oncology & Pain


The Neuro-oncology program provides a multidisciplinary team of specialists in neurosurgery and neurology with close collaborations with hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, neuropathology and radiology. The team employs treatment protocols and advanced diagnostics and treatments available to patients with benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine. By combining the best in current clinical treatments, along with cutting-edge research, the department is able to offer state-of-the-art treatment for patients.

The CNS Pain Program includes multidisciplinary pain clinics in non-cancer neuropathic pain and cancer-related pain. The non-cancer Neuropathic Pain Clinic is the only pain clinic devoted solely to neuropathic pain in Canada and is held at the St Joseph’s Pain Clinic on Fridays under the direction of Dr. Dwight Moulin. Management of neuropathic pain is guided by the Canadian Consensus Guidelines on Neuropathic Pain(2014) which originated at our centre. The cancer pain clinic is known as the Pain and Symptom Clinic and is held every Monday and Thursday afternoon at the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP). This clinic deals with cancer pain related to the disease process and to treatment and involves a neuro-oncologist (Dr. Dwight Moulin) with input from medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, social workers and other allied health workers at LRCP.

Training Opportunities


During scheduled academic half-days, neurology residents will study pain topics including:

  • Core Topics
    • Neuropathic pain and its treatment Cancer pain syndromes
  • Special Topics
    • Basic neuroscience Pain pathways
    • Migraine pathophysiology
    • Pathophysiology of neuropathic pain

During scheduled academic half-days, neurology residents will study neuro-oncology topics including:

  • Core Topics
    • Primary brain and spinal cord tumours
    • Metastatic involvement of the nervous system
    • Paraneoplastic syndromes Neuroradiology of brain tumours
  • Special Topics
    • Neuropathology: primary brain tumours
    • Basic neuroscience: molecular biology of brain tumour development

Neurosurgery residents will study neurosurgical techniques including:

  • Intracranial intra-axial tumor dissection and removal
  • Craniectomy for posterior fossa tumors
  • supra/infratentorial craniotomy for complex  tumors

Residents can also complete a neuro-oncology rotation.

Learn more about CNS Residency programs.

Neuro-oncology Fellowship

Main Contacts: Seth Climans - MD, FRCPC & Maria MacDonald - MD, FRCPC

phone: 519-685-8661
fax: 519-685-8619
London Regional Cancer Centre
790 Commissioners Road East
London Ontario Canada
N6A 4L6

Fellowship application information.

Pain Fellowship

Main Contact: Dwight E. Moulin - MD, FRCPC

phone: 519-685-8661
fax: 519-685-8636
London Regional Cancer Program
790 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, N6A 4L6

Fellowship applicaiton information.

Post-Doctoral, Graduate, and Undergraduate

CNS offers training opportunities for residents in glial biology and neuro-oncology research. Opportunities for MSc, PhD, and Postdoctoral candidates are also available upon request. Dr. Hebb has acted as a primary supervisor to postdoctoral fellows conducting research on intratumoral modulation therapy for glioblastoma as well as many other projects. He has also acted as a co-supervisor to masters students conducting research on the application of electrotherapeutics in glioblastoma. Dr. Megyesi has acted as a primary supervisor on numerous resident research projects and clinical fellowships. Dr. Watling has acted as a supervisor and co-supervisor to MSc and PhD candidates.

Research Opportunities

If you are interested in conducting research in glial biology, pain, or neuro-oncology or are interested in assisting in ongoing research by our faculty, visit their bio pages for information on their specific research interests and how to get in touch.