Home PagePlease plan to join colleagues virtually at the SSO 2021 – International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care, March 18 – 20, 2021. The Call for Abstracts is open through October 26, 2020. Learn more.

Incoming SSO President James R. Howe, MD, (2020) introduced David L. Bartlett MD, for his SSO 2020 Presidential Address titled, “Surgical Oncology Moonshot.”

Thank You for Making the SSO 2020 Virtual Meeting a Success!

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Thanks for participating in the SSO 2020 Virtual Meeting. The two nights of programming saw phenomenal attendance and featured provocative and inspiring lectures. If you missed a session or would like to replay a presentation, visit ExpertEd@SSO.

Please let us know what you liked about the SSO 2020 Virtual Meeting by taking this brief survey. We’d also like to hear your thoughts about 2021 so that we can best meet your needs. Take the SSO 2020 survey.

During this unprecedented time, the need to access reliable information is paramount. This list is a compiled set of resources from multiple references. It will be updated frequently as information about COVID-19 evolves. Please check back often for updates.

Updated October 5, 2020

SSO Resources

COVID-19 Patient Registries

COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium’s Considerations for Re-entry

COVID-19 Guideline Modifications as CMS Announces “Opening Up America Again”: Comments from the Society of Surgical Oncology. Howe J.R., et. al. Annals of Surgical Oncology May 6, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08565-9

SSO Member Discussions on COVID-19 – My SSO Community

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Home PageThe SSO has produced the podcast, SurgOnc Today,  featuring conversations with individuals who are experts within their respective fields and are members of the Society’s Disease Site Work Groups. SSO supports the need for treatment decisions to be made on a case-by-case basis. The surgeon’s knowledge and understanding of the biology of each cancer, alternative treatment options, and the institution’s policies at the time the patient will be scheduled for surgery all need to be taken into consideration.

Click here to listen to the podcast episodes.

SSO collaborated with the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology to develop, Management of Hereditary Breast Cancer: ASCO, ASTRO and SSO Guideline. The multidisciplinary, expert panel addressed 10 clinical practice questions in the guideline.

In addition, SSO’s Breast Disease Site Work Group Chair and Vice Chair published the following Editorial on the guideline. McGuire KP, Mamounas EP. Management of hereditary breast cancer: ASCO, ASTRO, and SSO Guideline. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020. https:doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08396-8.

Read more and access supplemental materials.

The American Society of Association Executives announced winners of The Gold Circle Awards, which recognizes excellence, innovation and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership and communication programs. The 2020 competition received 189 submissions across 15 categories and was judged by professionals from a variety of associations, non-profits and for-profit organizations.


To enter, SSO provided a comprehensive business case for redeveloping the website, including the linkage of the new website as a mechanism to promote and reinforce the Society’s new brand. Three website goals were presented along with supportive metrics. The website goals were to reinforce the value of membership and community, increase awareness of the SSO brand and the impact on the profession and increase click-thru rates while pioneering a simplified user experience.


The site’s six-month dashboard metrics indicate significant increases in overall traffic, page views and engagement. The Society looks forward to implementing additional features and content resources to reinforce the mission of the Society and support the oncology community.

Speaking of SurgOnc® is a podcast brought to you by the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO) and the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO). The series is hosted by ASO Deputy Editor Dr. Frederick L. (Rick) Greene, who expands upon ideas from articles published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Once a month, Dr. Greene interviews authors and leading experts in surgical oncology.

Listen to the most recent episode here or by pressing play on the audio player below.


Connect, collaborate and expand your network.​

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Please plan to join your colleagues for a live, virtual event in August.


Advanced Cancer Therapies is SSO’s event that focuses on regional cancer therapies.


This important event consists of both didactic sessions and a hands-on laboratory component. There will also be evening social events.


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Browse our database of other meetings available across the worldwide surgical oncology community.

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