About the Annals of Surgical Oncology

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ASO Cover w 25yr logo_Page_1Now celebrating a 25-year anniversary, Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO), the official journal of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, promotes the field of surgical oncology treatment by communicating advances in research and education that are relevant and valuable to the provision of multidisciplinary care for patients with cancer.  One of the leading journals in Oncology and Surgery, ASO is a monthly publication that features original articles on the latest advances in oncology for surgeons from all specialties.

The mission of the journal is to serve its readers by representing and advancing the profession of surgical oncology throughout the United States and the world. The journal promotes clinical and translational cancer research, with an emphasis on clinical trials. ASO also facilitates the career development of surgical trainees and their transition into academic and community-based practice and publishes timely articles about public policy and patient advocacy issues related to the surgical patient with cancer.


Leading subject areas of ASO include Gastrointestinal Oncology, Breast Oncology, Hepatobiliary Tumors, Colorectal Cancer, Thoracic Oncology, and Translational Research. Led by world-renown surgical oncology editors, these subject areas as well others are well-represented by articles that are cutting-edge and impactful. Editorials in ASO place new and sometimes controversial research into perspective, and review articles provide comprehensive yet succinct overviews on complex topics of concern to practicing surgeons. The journal also publishes video manuscripts that demonstrate state-of-the-art surgical techniques as well as dynamic articles that use a range of media to educate on important surgical oncology topics.

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

SSO Members also have complimentary access to the Journal's online version as well as to a number of other oncology-related publications. Non-member and library subscriptions are also available. The electronic version features special "online first" articles, which appear in advance of the print publication. Readers can receive e-mail Table-of-Contents Alerts by registering at the SpringerLink site.