SSO 2020 Call for Abstracts

The SSO 2020 Scientific Program Committee invites SSO members and others involved in cancer care to submit an abstract now through October 7, 2019 for SSO 2020, March 25 – 27, 2020 in Boston, MA. Select from nine solid-tumor abstract categories as well as Video, Team Science and Disparities in Surgical Oncologic Care categories. Learn more about the submission process.


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.


The Professional Home for Cancer Surgeons Worldwide

The Society of Surgical Oncology is a dynamic global community of cancer surgeons shaping advancements in the profession to deliver the highest quality surgical care for cancer patients. SSO promotes leading edge research, quality standards, and knowledge exchange connecting cancer surgeons worldwide to continuously improve cancer outcomes. Our highly regarded educational events and resources inspire members and spur each cancer surgeon to grow, improve, and thrive.

This is the promise we make to our members, supporters, partners, and representatives across the healthcare profession.

Learn more.


SSO 2019 Presidential Address

"Serendipity and Strategy on the Path of Progress"

In this video incoming SSO President Dr. David L. Bartlett (2019) introduces Dr. Armando Giuliano who delivers his Presidential Address titled, “Serendipity and Strategy on the Path of Progress.”


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.


Faculty: David Brenin, MD, Kandace P. McGuire, MD, FACS, Anees Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH, MA, MBA, FRCS(C), FAC

There is a need for surgical oncologists to be educated on the results with these new genomic classifiers that have recently become commercially available in order to properly council their patients about the pros and cons of receiving radiation following breast conserving surgery. 

You may find this activity in the Breast Disease section in the ExpertED@SSO catalog.

Save the date for SSO 2020. A completely new meeting experience awaits.

MARCH 25-28, 2020

Advanced Cancer Therapies will serve as a comprehensive forum to promote research, development and application.

FEBRUARY 15-17, 2020

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

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2019

ExpertEd@SSO is your source for premier continuing education with programs.

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

SSO will hold a one day CGSO Board Exam Review Course in January 2020. Details will be announced in Summer 2019.