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Nanodrug Targeting Breast Cancer Cells from the Inside Adds Weapon: Immune System Attack

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

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

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


SSO News 

Take the first step in making plans to attend SSO 2015 and reserve your hotel room at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel. The hotel reservation deadline is February 25. 

Check out the Summer 2014 issue of SSO News to learn about the latest information, programs and events involving the Society.

Attention 2014 Breast Oncology Fellowship Program candidates: The SSO Online Match System is now open for candidates to submit their rank list. All rank lists must be submitted by November, 18, 2014.

Registration for the 2014 Fellows Institute is now open! Click here to access the online registration. The deadline to register is September 26, 2014.

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