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.

  • Resecting residual gastrointestinal stromal tumors improved survival

    By: Sherry Boschert, The Oncology ReportJan 24, 2013
    Surgically removing residual gastrointestinal stromal tumors in patients who respond to imatinib therapy significantly increased time to tumor progression to 88 months, compared with 43 months using imatinib alone, based on findings from a retrospective study of 134 patients. After controlling for the effects of other risk factors, the surgery decreased threefold ...