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SSO Addresses Global Cancer Burden – Supports World Cancer Day

WCD_LOGO_4CThe global cancer burden rises year over year and it is predicted that by the year 2035 there will be 23.9 million new cancer cases and 14.6 million cancer-related deaths.1 According to a Lancet Oncology Commission article from 2015, over 80% of cancer cases will require surgery.

SSO and the European Society of Surgical Oncology, (ESSO) have come together to make the case for a streamlined global surgical oncology curriculum of uniform standards. The two Societies have jointly published several articles to address global surgical training. The first article, Variations in Training of Surgical Oncologists: Proposal for a Global Curriculum Global Curriculum in Surgical Oncology, addresses minimum uniform standards of training. Read more >>

1http://globocan.iarc.fr/Pages/burden_sel.aspx

SSO Collaborates with ASCO to Update Melanoma Clinical Practice Guidelines

Sandra L. Wong, MD MS, SSO Treasurer, served as the lead author for the publication, “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Management of Regional Lymph Nodes in Melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. This publication was part of a collaborative effort between ASCO and SSO to update the 2012 joint guideline. Two major recommendations were updated using a rigorous methodologic process including a systematic literature review. Read more.

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SSO and ESSO Collaborate to Expand Global Curriculum

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Melanoma Clinical Practice Guideline Update

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Major Report Sets Out How to Accelerate Cancer Research and Care

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SSO Joins ABIM Foundation as Choosing Wisely® partner; Releases five targeted, evidence-based recommendations

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SSO, partnering with the ESSO, calls for global curriculum to address variations and inadequacies in training.

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S. Eva Singletary, MD, SSO Past President from 2004-2005, passed away on Wednesday, July 29. Dr. Singletary was a highly respected physician and surgeon, patient advocate and educator and internationally renowned breast cancer expert.

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Society of Surgical Oncology and Decker Intellectual Properties to Create COMPLEX GENERAL SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Online Learning System

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Call for Abstracts and Videos is Now Open for SSO 2016, March 2-5, Boston, MA.

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Get CME/MOC credit for reading selected articles in Annals of Surgical Oncology. September articles, focused on Melanoma/Sarcoma, are now available.

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The Society of Surgical Oncology Welcomes Record-Breaking Number of Attendees to SSO 2015, the 68th Annual SSO Cancer Symposium

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SSO Reveals Selection of Top Cancer Symposium Abstracts for SSO 2015

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Claim Your CME Credit From SSO 2015

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A New Era for Surgonc.org

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SSO to Celebrate 75th Anniversary in 2015

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Contribute to the 75 for 75 Fund

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New Identity for The SSO Foundation

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