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 2014 registration and housing are now open! Make your plans today to join more than 1,500 of your esteemed colleagues in Phoenix, Arizona, March 12-15, for the leading international scientific event focused on surgical 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.
Register today for the 2014 GI Cancers Symposium, of which SSO is a proud co-sponsor. The event is being held January 16-18 in San Francisco, CA. Register and book your hotel by December 11 for best rates.
If you missed the industry-sponsored symposium on melanoma at SSO 2013, click here to watch the presentation.
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.
The SSO has endorsed, along with the SSAT, the ASCRS Practice Parameter on the Management of Rectal Cancer. To view the Practice Parameter, click here.