Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons

A Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons (GFCS), organized by the Society of Surgical Oncology, convened for the first time on March 17, 2017 at SSO 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Representatives from 10 global oncology societies participated in this forum. As a result of this meeting, a Declaration of Intent, which outlined several objectives to improve surgical care and increase surgical leadership on the global state was published in the September 2017 issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology: GFCS Declaration of Intent

SSO 2017 - GFCS

The second GFCS meeting was held on March 22, 2018 at SSO 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. Representatives from 12 global oncology societies participated in this forum. The focus of the meeting was to identify barriers to surgical care for cancer patients in each different country. A manuscript addressing these barriers, based on data provided by several global oncology societies, will be published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology in the following months.

SSO 2018 - GFCS

A third, in-person GFCS meeting will be held at SSO 2019 in San Diego, California. If your global oncology society is interested in participating in the GFCS, please contact SSO staff member, Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Outreach and Special Programs at