SSO Supports
World Cancer Day Initiative

World Cancer Day LogoToday, February 4th is World Cancer Day. The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) is proud to join 56 organizations from across the globe in this initiative that is run by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). World Cancer Day aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths each year through several objectives including improving access to care, early cancer detection, shaping policy and building a quality cancer workforce.

As a partner, (SSO) supports World Cancer Day through the delivery of programs that fulfil our mission of improving multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education and practice of cancer surgery worldwide. SSO has unique programs that focus on the training of surgical oncologists, general surgeons and surgical fellows throughout the world. Some of these programs include our Global Training Curriculum (developed in partnership with the European Society of Surgical Oncology), our Annual Cancer Symposium and our Fellows Institute.

Learn more about taking action in your own communities and hospitals.