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Thank you to the nearly 1,500 oncology professionals who attended the 67th SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, March 12-15 in Phoenix. Miss a session you specifically wanted to see? Unable to attend the meeting in person? View hours of scientific content as if you were seeing presenters and slides live with SSO 2014 Virtual Meeting

Surgical Oncology News

Northwestern Medicine Uses new Minimally Invasive Technique for Melanoma
August 26, 2013
Surgical Oncologists are now using Laparoscopic procedure to remove lymph nodes, cutting chance of infection and reducing recovery time in half.

Nanodrug Targeting Breast Cancer Cells from the Inside Adds Weapon: Immune System Attack
August 10, 2013
A unique nanoscale drug that can carry a variety of weapons and sneak into cancer cells to break them down from the inside has a new component: a protein that stimulates the immune system to attack HER2-positive breast cancer cells.

Genetic Mutation Found in 22% of Black Women with Breast Cancer
June 3, 2013
Most black women with breast cancer carry an inherited genetic mutation that puts them at risk for the disease, highlight the need for screening breast cancer mutations in families who share genetic risk factors.

John Hopkins surgeons perform robotic hysterectomies
July 1, 2013
Two Johns Hopkins gynecologic surgeons are among the first in the nation to perform a robotic hysterectomy using a single, small incision.


SSO News 

SSO is pleased to announce the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has awarded SSO the designation of Accreditation with Commendation. Learn more ...

Attention 2014 Breast Oncology Fellowship Program candidates: The SSO Online Match System Initial Application page will open on May 13, 2014 and closes on July 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm (CT). Initial applications for breast oncology fellowships will NOT be accepted after that date. 

Claim your CME credit from SSO 2014, which was held March 12-15 in Phoenix, by completing the online evaluation. The deadline to complete the evaluation and print a PDF of your CME certificate of credit is May 15, 2014.  

SSO members are being offered a great opportunity by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Medicine Foundation to apply for a visiting professorship in the UK. You must apply by July 1.

SSO has lost an esteemed member, valued past president and pioneer in surgical oncology with the passing of Donald L. Morton, MD, on January 10. To learn more about Dr. Morton and how you can make a donation in his memory, click here.

In collaboration with ASCO, LIVESTRONG Foundation and 10 other multidisciplinary organizations, SSO has developed a new FREE e-learning series, Disparities in Cancer Care, that delves into gaps in the quality of health and health care in oncology.