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.

In Memoriam: SSO Past Presidents Robert Hutter, MD and Condict Moore, MD

Author: SSO Staff
Dec 21, 2014

The SSO family lost two of its past presidents this summer, Condict Moore, MD, and Robert V.P. Hutter, MD.

Condict Moore, MD | 1916-2014

Former SSO President, 1980-81, Dr. Moore passed away on August 14.

A pioneer in his field, Dr. Moore was dedicated to the fight against cancer. He established one of the original Breast Cancer Demonstration and Detection Projects in the early 1970s, bringing Mammograms to Louisville, Kentucky, where he spent most of his career. He published some of the early research on tobacco as a cancer causing substance and was a founder and the first director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Moore worked both as a cancer surgeon and taught at the University of Louisville School of Medicine for nearly 30 years. He also worked as staff consultant at many local hospitals and served on the Board of Directors and President of the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, and the Louisville Surgical Society, in addition to his years of service with SSO. Throughout his career Dr. Moore published over 60 papers in reviewed medical journals.

Read more.

Robert V.P. Hutter, MD | 1929-2014

Former SSO President, 1986-87, Dr. Hutter died on July 2.

An internationally renowned pathologist, Dr. Hutter was passionate about finding early cancers and preventing deadly tumors. He shaped cancer prevention strategies nationally and internationally and promoted a new system for staging cancer.

As a former chairman of the Department of Pathology at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Dr. Hutter helped transform this community hospital into a world-leading center with his own expertise and the recruitment of other medical leaders.

Dr. Hutter attended Syracuse University on a football scholarship and then become an assistant coach while still an undergraduate so he could maintain his scholarship after injuries cut short his playing career.

Read more.