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.

  • Medical Groups Sound Alarm on SGR 'Crisis'

    By: Cheryl Clark, Health Leaders MediaSep 30, 2010
    The dreaded sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) formula that cuts physicians' Medicare pay takes effect in 61 days (Dec. 1) but already the American Medical Association, 66 specialist practitioner societies and 50 state medical groups, are sounding the alarm.  Again. If nothing is done, the 23% cut in physician fees ...
  • Dr. Raja Flores, Renowned Surgeon and Lung/Esophageal Cancer Specialist, Joins Mount Sinai as Chief of Thoracic Surgery

    By: PR NewswireSep 23, 2010
    NEW YORK - One of the world's most prominent surgeons in the treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma, and esophageal cancer, [SSO Member] Raja M. Flores, M.D., has joined The Mount Sinai Medical Center as Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and as Director of the Thoracic Surgical Oncology Program at Mount ...
  • Waist Size, Not BMI, Predicts Rectal Resection Complications

    By: David Wild, General Surgery NewsSep 01, 2010
    NEW ORLEANS — Patients with rectal carcinoma or adenoma increase their chances of post-resection surgical site infections twofold with every 10-cm increase in their waist circumference, according to a retrospective analysis of data from 152 patients.  The study, presented at the 2010 Digestive Disease Week, also found that body mass ...
  • Economou is new vice chancellor for research

    By: UCLA TodayAug 05, 2010
    LOS ANGELES - Dr. James Steven Economou, [SSO President, 2011-2012] a professor of surgery at UCLA, has been appointed the new vice chancellor for research. His appointment became effective July 1.   Economou undertook the first gene therapy trial on the West Coast, founded and led the UCLA Human Gene ...
  • Hologic to drop $85 million on Sentinelle Medical

    By: Deborah R. Gordon, Hologic, Inc. Jul 06, 2010
    BEDFORD, MASS - The earn-out involves cash payments equal to a multiple of the incremental revenue growth in Sentinelle Medical's business in the two years following the deal's consummation, according to the release. Hologic said it expects the buyout to close during the third quarter. Sentinelle posted sales of about ...