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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 will open on September 1, 2014 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.   

The date for the qualifying exam in Complex General Surgical Oncology is September 15. Learn more about the exam application process and deadlines. Sitting for the exam? Prepare with SOSAP. The online and mobile resource provides real-time feedback that will help you assess what topics you need to focus on.   

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.