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.

  • Breast Cancer Surgery Rules are Called Unclear

    By: Denise Grady, The New York TimesJan 31, 2012
    Nearly half of women who had lumpectomies for breast cancer had second operations they may not have needed because surgeons have been unable to agree on guidelines for the most common operation for breast cancer, a new study finds. It also hints that some women who might benefit from further ...
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital cancer surgeon honored by Indian physicians association

    By: PR.comJan 15, 2012
    Prominent surgical oncologist Rajiv Datta, MD, [SSO Member] was the honoree of the Queens-Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPIQLI) 16th Annual Gala Convention. Dr. Datta, chair of the department of surgery and medical director of the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center at ...
  • Skin cancer patients get new treatment option in Chicago

    By: Steven Ross Johnson, Chicago TribuneJan 04, 2012
    After two surgeries and several rounds of chemotherapy failed to eradicate or even slow down the highly aggressive skin cancer on his right arm, Larry Black felt as though he was left with very few options. "The melanoma was spreading very rapidly in my arm, to the point that it ...
  • Christ Medical Center Posts YouTube Videos

    By: Donna Vickroy, Southtown StarJan 02, 2012
    It's just after 10 on a busy Wednesday morning at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and [SSO member] James Weese is ready for his close-up. The medical director for the hospital's Cancer Institute swaps his suit jacket for his doctor's coat and waits for videographer Peggy Mishos-Gibbons to adjust ...
  • Could earlier cancer surgery have saved Steve Jobs?

    By: 29, 2011
    When Steve Jobs was having a CT scan for something else in 2003 a cancerous tumour of his pancreas was discovered. Despite the urges of his doctors to have the tumour removed, Mr Jobs - the head of computer firm Apple - opted "to wait and see". In common with ...