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.

  • Surgery may be avoided in early rectal cancer

    By: Neil Osterweil, Oncology Report Digital NetworkMar 26, 2013
    Approximately 10%-25% of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer will have clinical complete responses (cCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation, said Dr. Philip B. Paty, an attending surgeon in the colorectal surgery service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. "The vast majority of these patients will avoid ...