Introducing the Society of Surgical Oncology Today

The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) builds on a rich history with a new identity that encapsulates what we stand for. We’re dynamic, progressive, inviting and innovative – and we’re the go-to society advancing excellence for cancer surgeons around the world. SSO promotes leading-edge research, quality standards and knowledge exchange connecting cancer surgeons worldwide to continuously improve cancer outcomes.

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Society of Surgical Oncology Presidential Address​

Watch SSO Immediate Past President Armando E. Giuliano, MD deliver the Presidential Address “Serendipity and Strategy on the Path of Progress” delivered at SSO 2019 in San Diego.

A Heritage of Leadership

Since our founding in 1940, SSO has championed leading-edge education, research, and quality impacting the full spectrum of surgical oncology and cancer care. Our members in 70 countries embrace the values that have enabled cancer surgeons to continually expand their knowledge, refine their decision-making skills and drive better outcomes for patients. The mission of the Society of Surgical Oncology is to improve multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education and practice of cancer surgery worldwide. Today, SSO is a dynamic global community of cancer surgeons shaping advancements in the profession to deliver the highest quality surgical care for cancer patients.

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For the Media

Learn more about SSO, including our new brand, our leadership of cancer surgery worldwide and our journal, Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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