About the Society of Surgical Oncology

Founded in 1940 as the James Ewing Society, the Society of Surgical Oncology® celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2015. SSO is the premier organization for surgeons and health care providers dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and treatment of cancer. The Society's focus on all solid-tumor disease sites is reflected in its Annual Cancer Symposium, monthly scientific journal (Annals of Surgical Oncology), education initiatives, and committee structure.

Mission

The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology is to improve multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education and practice of cancer surgery worldwide.

Values

Professionalism
Advocate for the cancer patient through integrity and ethical conduct.

Quality
Foster quality through improved understanding of cancer biology, compassionate communication and optimizing outcomes across the continuum of cancer care.

Lifelong Learning
Provide ongoing education in multidisciplinary cancer care.

Leadership
Provide leadership to the public and health professionals on the importance of surgery in multidisciplinary cancer care and to develop the discipline and its providers for the future.

Discovery
Committed to innovation and fostering better patient care.

Read more about the history of SSO and Dr. James Ewing.

Contact Us

SSO Phone Number
847-427-1400

SSO Mailing Address
Society of Surgical Oncology
9525 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Suite 870
Rosemont, Illinois 60018