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.

  • Can laxative-free colonoscopy improve colon cancer screening rates?

    By: Alice Park, TIMEMay 15, 2012
    New software can digitally "cleanse" a colon, eliminating the muss and fuss of a standard colonoscopy. Ready to book your appointment? There's no question that colonoscopy can save lives by detecting colon cancer early, but there are a couple of very good reasons why so few people actually get screened ...
  • Confronting bone cancer

    By: Fox NewsMay 10, 2012
    Bone cancer can begin in any type of bone tissue, although it is uncommon. This year, 2,890 new cases of bone cancer will be diagnosed and 1,410 people will die from the disease, estimates the American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute explains that there are three common kinds of ...
  • Melanoma Monday: Everything You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

    By: Fox NewsMay 07, 2012
    Skin cancer is a disease characterized by an abnormal development of skin cells. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed in over 2 million people every year. New skin cancer diagnoses in the United States outnumber that of breast, prostate, lung and colon ...
  • 200 Years of Surgery: Cutting to Cure Has Come a Long Way

    By: Katie Moisse, ABC NewsMay 03, 2012
    The three-and-a-half-inch tumor in Cynthia Miller's throat threatened to choke her, leaving her no choice but to have it removed. "I had no idea I was even sick," said Miller, 55, who lives in Maitland, Fla. "I woke up in the middle of the night coughing. … The next thing ...
  • Tool-wielding Robots Crawl in Bodies for Surgery

    By: Kevin Begos, Associated PressApr 18, 2012
    Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations. It's not science fiction. Scientists and doctors are using the creeping metallic tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs. The snakebots carry tiny cameras, scissors and forceps, and ...