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.

  • Radioactive Implants May Increase Complications after Breast Cancer Surgery

    By: Linda Searing, The Washington PostMay 21, 2012
    Brachytherapy: For breast cancer, radioactive implants affect complications but not survival THE QUESTION: The standard way to administer radiation after breast cancer surgery is with an external beam of high-energy X-rays. An increasingly popular newer method is brachytherapy, which involves implanting radioactive seeds or wires in the body. How do ...