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.

  • Survey - Medicare Cuts to Cause 82 Percent of Cancer Clinics to Cut Staff

    By: PR NewswireDec 01, 2010
    WASHINGTON - PRNewswire via COMTEX/ - The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced results of a national survey of oncology practices, in which 82% are likely to reduce or stop seeing Medicare patients and cut clinical or operational staff - including oncologists in 4 out of 10 practices - if Medicare ...
  • Radiation Therapy Done in one Dose

    By: Rick Ruggles, Omaha World HeraldNov 28, 2010
    Nancy Sibert knew the toll that radiation treatments had taken on her husband, and she didn't want to endure that. Sibert's husband, George, underwent several weeks of radiation to thwart throat cancer early this year. The treatments exhausted him and made his skin red and dry. Shortly after that, Sibert ...
  • Cutting-edge tool in operating room: Good Sam’s wand detects sponges left behind

    By: Sonja Isger, The Palm Beach PostNov 26, 2010
    The surgical staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center will have a new tool in its operating rooms beginning next month . But it doesn't cure disease - doesn't even touch the patient. Instead, the staff can keep what may be the most common surgical error from festering into a fatal ...
  • FDA: MelaFind skin cancer biopsy replacement may cause "more harm than good"

    By: MassDevice staff, MassDeviceNov 16, 2010
    The Food & Drug Administration raises concerns over Mela Sciences Inc.'s melanoma-detection device two days ahead of its pre-market approval vote by an agency panel. Mela Sciences Inc.'s (NSDQ:MELA) hand-held skin cancer detection device received a scathing review from the the Food & Drug Administration. The Irvington, N.Y.-based company's MelaFind, ...
  • Cancer as Old Foe and Goad to Science

    By: Janet Maslin, The New York TimesNov 10, 2010
    On its first page “The Emperor of All Maladies” sets forth its intention: to be a definitive history of how cancer has been understood, treated, feared and politicized throughout all of recorded human history. That’s a staggeringly tall order... Read More on This Story Here... Read More Surgical Oncology News ...