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SSO 2018 Presidential Address

McMastersKelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD, delivered the SSO 2018 Presidential Address in Chicago, The Fundamental Difference Between Cancer Treatment and Patient Care. Watch and listen to his moving and personal perspective on the difficult decisions and human side of caring for patients with cancer. All SSO 2018 sessions are available via the Virtual Meeting.


Annals of Surgical Oncology: Celebrating 25 Years of Research and Education

Born from a vision to promote research and education and to advance the profession of surgical oncology, the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO) has become the journal of choice for surgical oncologists around the globe. Watch the video to learn more about the value of this prestigious publication.

SSO Collaborates with ASCO to Update Melanoma Clinical Practice Guidelines

Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, SSO Treasurer, served as the lead author for the publication, “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Management of Regional Lymph Nodes in Melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. This publication was part of a collaborative effort between ASCO and SSO to update the 2012 joint guideline. Two major recommendations were updated using a rigorous methodologic process including a systematic literature review. Read more.


SSO Launches the First Virtual Tumor Board Webinar – "Understanding and Managing Risk of non-BRCA Genetic Mutations"

Register now for SSO’s first virtual tumor board webinar, “Understanding and Managing Risk of non-BRCA Genetic Mutations,” on October 9, 2018 at 3-4 pm Central Time. This virtual tumor board covers important information to help cancer surgeons interpret the results of panel testing and assign cancer risk levels associated with less common genetic variants. Dr. Jean Bao, a surgical oncologist, leads the webinar with a multidisciplinary panel of a medical oncologist and a genetic counselor. To register, visit ExpertED@SSO, search the catalog under “Breast Disease Site”, and click enroll.

 Hear the Debate on the Role of IRE in Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Register now to see case examples and hear Matthew Weiss, MD and Flavio Rocha, MD debate the Role of Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) in Pancreatic Cancer. Moderated by Alexander Parikih, MD, MPH, this program will take place at 5:30 pm CST on October 10, 2018. IRE is a new technique that has been utilized in the treatment of different cancers. In pancreas cancer, IRE has been used to treat locally advanced, non-resectable disease and to improve margins in resectable patients. To register, visit ExpertED@SSO, search the catalog under “Hepato-pancreato-biliary Disease Site”, and click Enroll.

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SSO and ESSO Collaborate to Expand Global Curriculum

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Melanoma Clinical Practice Guideline Update

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Major Report Sets Out How to Accelerate Cancer Research and Care

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SSO Joins ABIM Foundation as Choosing Wisely® partner; Releases five targeted, evidence-based recommendations

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SSO, partnering with the ESSO, calls for global curriculum to address variations and inadequacies in training.

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S. Eva Singletary, MD, SSO Past President from 2004-2005, passed away on Wednesday, July 29. Dr. Singletary was a highly respected physician and surgeon, patient advocate and educator and internationally renowned breast cancer expert.

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Society of Surgical Oncology and Decker Intellectual Properties to Create COMPLEX GENERAL SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Online Learning System

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Call for Abstracts and Videos is Now Open for SSO 2016, March 2-5, Boston, MA.

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Get CME/MOC credit for reading selected articles in Annals of Surgical Oncology. September articles, focused on Melanoma/Sarcoma, are now available.

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The Society of Surgical Oncology Welcomes Record-Breaking Number of Attendees to SSO 2015, the 68th Annual SSO Cancer Symposium

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SSO Reveals Selection of Top Cancer Symposium Abstracts for SSO 2015

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Claim Your CME Credit From SSO 2015

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A New Era for Surgonc.org

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SSO to Celebrate 75th Anniversary in 2015

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Contribute to the 75 for 75 Fund

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New Identity for The SSO Foundation

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