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.

  • Limb Perfusion for In-transit Melanoma Reduces Distant Recurrences

    By: Neil Osterweil, Oncology Report Digital NetworkMar 30, 2012
    The type of regional chemotherapy given to patients with in-transit or intralymphatic melanoma of the extremities appears to make a difference in out-of-field recurrences and time to distant recurrence, reported investigators at a symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology. A study of 214 patients who underwent either first-time hyperthermic ...
  • Appendix cancer different from colon cancer

    By: News MedicalMar 08, 2012
    Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated that cancer of the appendix is different than colon cancer, a distinction that could lead to more effective treatments for both diseases. The study by Edward A. Levine, M.D., [SSO Member] professor of surgery and chief of the surgical oncology service ...
  • Remote-control Surgery Grows, Despite Inconclusive Evidence

    By: Trine Tsouderos, Chicago TribuneFeb 25, 2012
    Chubby, pink and anesthetized into unconsciousness and paralysis, 16-week-old Ian Lund was a small bump under blue drapes on an operating table at University of Chicago Medicine. Perched above him was a robot, with arms like a three-legged spider. One long instrument, containing a camera, had been inserted through the ...
  • Stunning conclusion to $25-million campaign for one-day breast cancer diagnosis at PMH

    By: University Health NetworkFeb 15, 2012
    The $25 million campaign to create and establish The Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital concluded with an exclamation point when the final $1.4 million required was donated by Allan, Gary and Donna Slaight as a Christmas gift to Emmanuelle Gattuso, Allan's wife. In 2006, [SSO member] Dr. ...
  • Army doctor develops breast cancer vaccine

    By: Michelle Tan, Army TimesFeb 13, 2012
    Kellie Trombitas fought through surgery and two rounds of chemotherapy for 10 long, difficult months before she was declared cancer-free Dec. 21. But one thought always lingers in her mind. "I hope it never comes back," said Trombitas, the wife of Maj. Gen. Simeon Trombitas, commanding general of Army South ...