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.

  • Young Patients Often Choose Mastectomy As Primary Treatment

    By: Medical News TodayJun 03, 2013
    Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, and her colleagues evaluated 277 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger, who reported having a choice between a mastectomy and a breast conserving lumpectomy, and whose cancer ranged from stage 1 to ...
  • Genetic Mutation Found in 22% of Black Women with Breast Cancer

    By: Ansa Varughese, Medical DailyJun 03, 2013
    Researchers explained that black women were more likely to get early-onset breast cancer, even the “triple-negative” form that’s more aggressive and harder to treat. Researchers screened 249 women at the University of Chicago Medicine's Cancer Risk Clinic for all 18 known breast cancer risk genes using targeted genomic capture and ...