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.

  • What does the FDA's Avastin decision mean for breast cancer patients

    By: Ron Winslow, The Wall Street JournalNov 18, 2011
    The Food and Drug Administration's decision to revoke approval of Roche's Avastin for advanced breast cancer is likely to curtail use of the $6 billion-a-year drug for such patients. But it's not likely to put an end to prescribing. Today's action doesn't affect the drug's other approved uses, which include ...
  • Supreme Court agrees to rule on health law

    By: Brent Kendall, The Wall Street JournalNov 15, 2011
    The long-awaited Supreme Court showdown over the Obama administration's health-care overhaul formally began Monday as the justices agreed to consider a high-profile challenge to the law. The court, in a short written order, agreed to hear a challenge brought by a group of Republican governors and attorneys general from 26 ...
  • Prostate surgery better at some hospitals

    By: UPI, Health NewsNov 08, 2011
    Men who get their prostate removed get better results at U.S. teaching hospitals than at non-academic medical institutions, researchers say. Lead author Dr. Quoc-Dien Trinh of Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital Vattikuti Urology Institute said Henry Ford researchers using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Health Care ...
  • Underlying health affects melanoma

    By: Nissa Simon, AARP BulletinOct 25, 2011
    People's underlying health - not their age - has a bigger effect on how well they'll do after a diagnosis of advanced skin cancer, a new study finds. People who are frail and in poor health, even if they are young, do worse than older people in good health, say ...
  • 'Preventive' breast cancer surgery has some docs alarmed

    By: Liz Szabo, USA TodayOct 17, 2011
    Five years after her cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy, Lisa Bonchek Adams feels that she made the right decision. Lisa Bonchek Adams was only 37, with a new baby and two older children, when her doctor noticed something strange during a routine breast exam. Although her doctor didn't feel a ...