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COVID-19 Resources

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 March 26, 2020

SSO Resources

Breast Cancer Resource

Colorectal Resource

Endocrine Resource

Gastrointestinal and HPB Resource

Melanoma Resource

Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Resource

Sarcoma Resource

SSO Member Discussions on COVID-19 – My SSO Community

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SurgOnc Today Podcast 

SurgOnc Today podcast logoThe 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.

Update on SSO 2020 and COVID-19

Dear SSO 2020 Attendees,

Over the last several weeks the SSO has closely monitored reports from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with regards to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the proliferation of the virus and recognizing the responsibility to protect the health and safety of SSO 2020 attendees, their patients and their families, the SSO Executive Council has decided to postpone SSO 2020 to August 17 – 20, 2020, in Boston.

The decision to postpone versus canceling the meeting was carefully weighed by the SSO Executive Council, which recognizes the significant time and effort that has been dedicated to writing abstracts, preparing presentations and making travel plans. Providing an opportunity for the surgical oncology community to come together to learn about new research and hot topics, discuss collaborations and see old friends were key factors in the decision to postpone instead of cancel the event.

We recognize the challenges with the August 17 – 20, 2020 date and know that it may not be ideal for everyone. Extremely limited venue options along with anticipating when the virus may be contained led to selection of this timing. For your convenience, your SSO 2020 March registration along with your hotel reservation (same hotel) will be automatically transferred to the August dates. You will be receiving new confirmations this week. If your schedule prevents you from attending and you need to cancel, please contact by email. You may also review frequently asked questions.

With your help, we plan to transform this setback into a win and hold the best SSO meeting ever.  Summertime is beautiful in Boston, and we encourage you to bring your family to experience all that this region has to offer – from 400 years of history to the beauty and serenity of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.  We hope that you will join us in Boston this summer to experience outstanding education, the highly anticipated SSO HUB and the collegial gathering of the global surgical oncology community!

David L. Bartlett, MD
SSO President

Herbert J. Zeh, III, MD
SSO 2020 Scientific Program Chair


In September 2015, The Lancet Oncology Commission published “Global Cancer Surgery: Delivering Safe, Affordable and Timely Cancer Surgery,” a review of the inequities in global cancer care. As a follow-up to the first report, Chandrakanth Are, MD, surgical oncologist and global advocate on elevating standards for international surgical cancer care, has been appointed by the Lancet Oncology Commission to lead the development of The Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery- Part II Report. Through his leadership as the Chair of the Society of Surgical Oncology’s (SSO) International Committee and Director of the Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons (GFCS), he is well-equipped to take on the issues that vary dramatically from country to country. Learn more about this upcoming publication.

Listen to the Annals of Surgical Oncology's podcast, Speaking of SurgOnc®

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 will expand upon ideas from articles published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Once a month, Dr. Greene will interview 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.​

Find fellowship with peers from around the world in My SSO Community. Gain valuable insights, explore innovative ideas and share knowledge through candid, member-only conversations.

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SSO 2020 will feature the debut of SSO HUB, a new and interactive experience that replaces the conventional exhibit hall. 

Learn more about the HUB here.

AUGUST 17-20, 2020

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.

SSO holds a one-day CGSO Board Exam Review Course in January every year. 

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