Surgical Oncology News

This section features a sampling of news related to surgical oncology from the popular press, from press releases received, or SSO news directly pertinent to SSO members.

  • SSO and ESSO Collaborate to Expand Global Curriculum

    By: SSO StaffJan 10, 2018
    Chandrakanth Are, MD, Chair, SSO International Committee, and Russell Berman, MD, SSO Executive Council Member, collaborated with the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) to investigate and stimulate dialogue on the critical issue of research literacy. This collaboration builds upon the previously published joint report that highlighted the global variations ...
  • Melanoma Clinical Practice Guideline Update

    By: SSO StaffJan 10, 2018
    Sandra L. Wong, MD MS, SSO Treasurer, served as the lead author for the publication, “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Management of Regional Lymph Nodes in Melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update” published in the December Online First edition ...
  • Major Report Sets Out How to Accelerate Cancer Research and Care

    By: The LancetNov 01, 2017
    The Lancet Oncology: Major report sets out how to accelerate cancer research and care, delivering on US Cancer Moonshot initiative A fundamental shift in how cancer research is conducted and how cancer care is delivered in the USA is required in order to deliver on the US Cancer Moonshot initiative, ...
  • SSO-ASTRO 2014 Consensus Guideline on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery Correlate to a Significant Decrease in Surgery After Initial Lumpectomy

    By: SSO StaffJun 14, 2017
    A June 5, 2017 online publication in JAMA Oncology by Monica Morrow, MD, et al, “Trends in Reoperation After Initial Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer,” evaluates the impact of a 2014 consensus guideline on margins for breast conserving surgery by Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and American Society for Radiation Oncology ...
  • SSO, partnering with the ESSO, calls for global curriculum to address variations and inadequacies in training.

    By: SSO StaffMay 11, 2016
    Worldwide effort needed to address the rising cancer burden by streamlining the training of surgical oncologists. Rosemont, Ill.— May 11, 2016—The lack of an adequately trained workforce of surgical oncologists can be a major detriment in efforts to address the rising global cancer burden, according to two leading international surgical ...