The SSO Foundation                      



Moving the Profession of Surgical Oncology Forward

The SSO Foundation works with corporate and individual donors to raise funds to support surgical-oncology specific research awards and other educational initiatives that are at the heart of the SSO’s mission.  By supporting patient-oriented research in clinical and translational science, The SSO Foundation works in partnership with SSO to improve multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education and practice of cancer surgery worldwide.

Each year, The SSO Foundation sponsors lectureships and awards in conjunction with the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium including: James Ewing Lecture, Clinical Investigator Awards and Young Investigator Awards.  In addition, The SSO Foundation raises funds in support of many SSO educational initiatives including the Fellows Institute, the Annual Cancer Symposium, CME webinars, and educational review series offered through the Annals of Surgical Oncology.  The chart below shows the breakdown of funding categories over the last five years.

Funding chart

The work of The SSO Foundation would not be possible without the generous support of SSO members and funding organizations.  Please consider a tax-deductible contribution and help to move the profession of surgical oncology forward.  

Thank you for your continued support.

The Donald L. Morton, MD, Fund

The Society of Surgical Oncology lost an esteemed member, valued past president and pioneer in surgical oncology with the passing of Donald L. Morton, MD, on January 10, 2014.

In honor of Dr. Morton, the James Ewing Foundation is accepting donations in his memory. Please note on your donation to direct payment to The Donald L. Morton Fund. The JEF and SSO plan to collaborate with his family to develop an appropriate mechanism honoring Dr. Morton's legacy in surgical oncology education and research.

To read more about Dr. Morton, please click here.

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Donate to The SSO Foundation by using the secure PayPal button here or by downloading The SSO Foundation Form, and mailing or faxing it with your credit card information or check payable to "The SSO Foundation" to The SSO Foundation, 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 870, Rosemont, IL 60018 (Fax: 847-427-1411).

If you have any questions, please contact The SSO Foundation at or 847-427-1400, ext. 107.