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.

  • Dr. Peter Mozden, teacher at BU led cancer research

    By: Bryan Marquard, Boston GlobeJan 07, 2011
    When Dr. Peter J. Mozden [SSO Member] began teaching at Boston University's School of Medicine in the early 1960s, he realized that treating cancer required a comprehensive approach that was both specific and general. He pushed for surgical oncology to be its own subspecialty and wanted multidisciplinary training for aspiring ...
  • Blood test in development appears to be able to detect a single cancer cell

    By: Mary Forgione, Los Angeles TimesJan 05, 2011
    A liquid biopsy? That's what developers are calling a new blood test for cancer that's been getting a lot of buzz lately. The test appears to be hypersensitive to even a single cell of cancer in the body... Read More on This Story Here... Read More Surgical Oncology News Stories......
  • Dr. David C. Hohn receives courage award

    By: Fran Lowry, Medscape Medical NewsDec 22, 2010
    Oncologist David C. Hohn, MD, [SSO Member] from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, has been honored with the Gilda Radner Courage Award in recognition of his career achievements in cancer research, his administrative leadership, and his advocacy for other cancer patients. The Gilda Radner Courage Award honors ...
  • Older men get less effective prostate cancer care

    By: Frederik Joelving, Reuters HealthDec 07, 2010
    NEW YORK - Old age is no hindrance to benefiting from prostate cancer surgery and radiation therapy, according to a new U.S. study that shows men over 75 often get less effective treatment than their younger peers. "It seems men in this age group are often undertreated, and that in ...
  • Dr. Roger Moe, breast-cancer-care pioneer and 'a giant of medicine,' dies at 80

    By: Carol M. Ostrom, Seattle TimesDec 04, 2010
    In 1986, [SSO Member] Dr. Roger Moe was told he was dying of prostate cancer. Asked to speak to medical students, he helped them feel the pain of a patient with a short time to live. His date with death, as it turned out, wouldn't come for another two-plus decades. ...