I'm newly diagnosed (7-8 mm), strongly leaning to radiosurgery, and I'm going to Shands at the U of Floriida for a consult. Anyone have any advice or firsthand info on the people there? There is an article in the Journal of Neurosurgery in Nov. 2006 by William Friedman (and others) at Shands that says quite unequivocally that radiosurgery should be the standard treatment for all ANs up to at least 2 cm. There is also an accompanying editorial by someone from UVa supporting this conclusion. Ther article gives extensive data on Shands results over the past 5 years. The numbers don't seem to be as good as some others I've seen claimed for other sites (Hopkins,Stanford etc), but the data looks more thorough than anything I've found yet for anyplace else. If anyone with more background than I have can give an evaluation of this article, I would be grateful for that too. Sorry I don't know how to make tinyurls, but if you Google <Friedman Journal Neurosurgery>, the first result will take you to the journal where you can get the article as a free PDF.