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.

  • Study: European tanning bed users 20 percent more likely to get deadly melanoma

    By: Jason Koebler, US News & World ReportJul 24, 2012
    For years, doctors have warned about the dangers of tanning beds. Now, a new report published in the British Medical Journal finds that about 5 and a half percent of melanoma cases in Europe are related to tanning bed use. The study also found that people who regularly use tanning ...
  • Docs Generally Following Cancer Patient Guidelines

    By: Genevra Pittman, Reuters HealthJun 21, 2012
    By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:30pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Most older cancer patients are getting treatment that is in line with current expert guidelines, suggests a new study that looked at variations in surgical care for several cancers.   However, doctors didn't follow guidelines ...
  • Could sunlight lower your odds for pancreatic cancer?

    By: Maureen Salamon, Healthday NewsJun 19, 2012
    Experts say early study results are no reason to tan, however, given UV rays' link to skin cancer Adding to already conflicting data about sun exposure, vitamin D levels and cancer risk, new Australian research suggests that experiencing high levels of ultraviolet light and having sun-sensitive skin and a history ...
  • Breast cancer blood test may predict disease's spread

    By: Ryan Jaslow, CBS NewsJun 06, 2012
    A blood test that might be able to predict breast cancer's spread may improve diagnosis and treatment for women with early stage breast cancer, a new study finds. Dr. Anthony Lucci [SSO-member], a professor of surgical oncology at the University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and his colleagues ...
  • Radioactive Implants May Increase Complications after Breast Cancer Surgery

    By: Linda Searing, The Washington PostMay 21, 2012
    Brachytherapy: For breast cancer, radioactive implants affect complications but not survival THE QUESTION: The standard way to administer radiation after breast cancer surgery is with an external beam of high-energy X-rays. An increasingly popular newer method is brachytherapy, which involves implanting radioactive seeds or wires in the body. How do ...