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 is pleased to present the Consensus Guideline Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery.
Register and reserve housing for SSO 2014! Make plans today to join more than 1,500 of your esteemed colleagues in Phoenix, March 12-15, for the leading international scientific event focused on surgical oncology.
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.
SOSAP iPad App now available! SOSAP the first-ever Surgical Oncology Self-Assessment Program, provides 24/7/365 access to real-time feedback, CME credit and MOC Part 2. SOSAP is the premier case-based learning tool for superior patient care.
Need self-assessment hours for Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program? Get up to 10 MOC Part 2 hours through SSO offerings.