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.

  • Life After Prostate Surgery Worse Than Men Expect

    By: Kerry Grens, Reuters HealthJun 30, 2011
    By Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:23pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Nearly half of men who undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer find themselves with greater incontinence problems and less sexual function than they had anticipated, according to a new poll.   Before the surgery, some ...
  • Cancer surgeons encourage screenings

    By: Candace Chase, Daily Inter LakeJun 26, 2011
    Dr. David Sheldon and Dr. Sydney Lillard [SSO members] say that universal screenings such as colonoscopies would drastically change their patient numbers. "About 85 percent could be prevented if we saw it (cancer) when it was a polyp," Sheldon said. Both fellowship-trained in surgical oncology, Sheldon and Lillard are the ...
  • 'Worrying' bowel cancer surgery differences

    By: James Gallagher, BBC NewsApr 11, 2011
    11 April 2011 Last updated at 20:37 ET Share this pageEmailPrint 187 ShareFacebookTwitter 'Worrying' bowel cancer surgery differences By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News   Laparoscopic surgery is used to remove some bowel cancers Continue reading the main story Related Stories   Screening finds more bowel cancer Boost for ...
  • Some myths about cancer surgery spread through generations

    By: Dr. Joseph Valentino, Special to the Herald-LeaderApr 10, 2011
    Some myths about cancer surgery spread through generations By Dr. Joseph Valentino - Special to the Herald-Leader Posted: 12:00am on Apr 10, 2011; Modified: 1:54am on Apr 10, 2011     Jennifer Coolidge PROVIDED TO THE HERALD-LEADERBuy Photo "But Dr. Valentino, if air gets to the cancer, it will spread ...
  • Doctors use Xbox Kinect in cancer surgery

    By: Stefania Moretti, CHealthMar 22, 2011
    Scientists may be opening up the lucrative medical devices market to consumer gadgets companies with a group of Toronto doctors using Microsoft's Xbox Kinect in the operating room. Dr. Calvin Law and his team at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre use Microsoft's Kinect video game sensor during cancer surgery to ...