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.

  • Young Patients Often Choose Mastectomy As Primary Treatment

    By: Medical News TodayJun 03, 2013
    Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, and her colleagues evaluated 277 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger, who reported having a choice between a mastectomy and a breast conserving lumpectomy, and whose cancer ranged from stage 1 to ...
  • Genetic Mutation Found in 22% of Black Women with Breast Cancer

    By: Ansa Varughese, Medical DailyJun 03, 2013
    Researchers explained that black women were more likely to get early-onset breast cancer, even the “triple-negative” form that’s more aggressive and harder to treat. Researchers screened 249 women at the University of Chicago Medicine's Cancer Risk Clinic for all 18 known breast cancer risk genes using targeted genomic capture and ...
  • Predicting the Return of Bladder Cancer

    By: dailyRx NewsMay 09, 2013
    Researchers found that patients with changes in various molecules were more likely to see their cancers recur. Yair Lotan, MD, professor of urology at University of Texas Southwestern and the study’s primary investigator, and colleagues followed 216 bladder cancer patients to see if their cancers returned. The patients had muscle-invasive ...
  • Surgical treatments may reduce ovarian cancer recurrence

    By: HemOnc todayMay 08, 2013
    One-sided oophorectomy and radical extirpation of all visible endometriosis were associated with reduced incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer, according to results of a nested case-control study conducted in Sweden. “Patients with endometriosis are typically treated with hormones or, in more severe cases, surgery,” Anna Sofia-Melin, MD, of the department of medical ...
  • Kidney Stones Prove Occupational Hazard for Surgeons

    By: Health CanalMay 08, 2013
    Health care professionals, especially physicians, who work in operating rooms, are at increased risk of developing kidney stones, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Remaining Text: Researchers surveyed more than 3,900 health care professionals at Mayo Clinic and found that nearly 11 percent had experienced kidney stones. "Those who worked ...