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.

  • Dekalb Medical's April Speed receives national award for oncology work

    By: PRLog (Press Release)Jun 30, 2010
    Atlanta, GA - April L. Speed, M.D., [SSO Member] a physician with DeKalb Medical at Hillandale, was recently named a recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology® (ASCO) Diversity in Oncology Initiative award, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The program is the first of its kind ...
  • Routine use of axillary dissection in treatment of breast cancer questioned

    By: HospiMedicaJun 23, 2010
    SANTA MONICA - Routine use of completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is not needed in women with breast cancer who have only 1 or 2 positive sentinel lymph nodes, since it does not improve survival, claims a new study... Read More on This Story Here... Read More Surgical Oncology ...
  • Some parents favor cancer gene tests for children

    By: Kristina Fiore, MedPage TodayJun 22, 2010
    More than a third of parents who have been tested for genetic breast cancer risk say they'd support similar testing for their children - despite scant evidence of any benefit for young people, researchers have found... Read More on This Story Here... Read More Surgical Oncology News Stories...
  • NCCN launches free NCCN Guidelines mobile app for iPhone and Android

    By: Smart BriefJun 16, 2010
    Fort Washington, PA - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) improves access to the latest information on cancer treatment recommendations with the launch of the NCCN Guidelines App for iPhone and Android. These new apps are free and enable registered users on to view the NCCN Guidelines from their ...
  • Howard University Celebrates Legendary Surgeon LaSalle Leffall's 80th Birthday

    By: Hamil R. Harris, Washington PostMay 25, 2010
    Washinton Post - Howard University celebrates legendary surgeon LaSalle Leffall's 80th Birthday ... Leffall went on to went on to become the first black president of the American Cancer Society, the first black chairman of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the ... Read More on This Story Here... Read ...