SurgOnc Today

SurgOnc Today™ is an educational podcast for cancer surgeons from the Society of Surgical Oncology. Each episode features conversations with individuals who are experts within their respective fields and are members of SSO.

In this episode of SurgOnc Today™, Lesly Dossett, MD, University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems, and Member of the SSO Quality Committee interviews Daniel Boffa, MD from Yale University about hospital network affiliations and how they offer great potential for access to the right specialist at the right time.

“Part 1: Opioid Optimization in Surgical Oncology: Innovations in the Outpatient and Inpatient Settings”

In this episode of SurgOnc Today™, Vance Sohn, MD and his guests Sarah DeSnyder, MD and Ching-Wei Tzeng, MD from the MD Anderson Cancer Center as they discuss the important role that surgical oncologists play in post-operative opioid optimization. Learn about innovative ways being implemented in the outpatient and inpatient settings that are leading to safer, patient-centered, post-operative pain management. Listen here.

“Part 2: Opioid Optimization in Surgical Oncology: Lessons Learned, Tips and Tricks, and Advancing Post-Operative Care”

Join moderator Vance Sohn, MD and his guests Sarah DeSnyder, MD and Ching-Wei Tzeng, MD from the MD Anderson Cancer Center as they resume their conversation on opioid optimization. These experts will discuss lessons learned in advancing post-operative pain management as well as practical tips on how to implement optimization pathways. Listen here.

In this episode of SurgOnc Today™, SSO Secretary, Kelly Hunt, MD interviews Mehra Golshan, MD, and Eleftherios (Terry) Mamounas, MD, about their involvement with the manuscript, “COVID-19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium’s Considerations for Re-Entry.” Dr. Golshan and Dr. Mamounas were appointed as SSO representatives to a consortium consisting of experts from The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

In this episode of SurgOnc Today™, SSO President, James Howe, MD, interviews George Chang, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, about his experience being diagnosed with and recovering from COVID-19. Dr. Howe and Dr. Chang discussed symptoms, testing, hospitalization, returning to work and Dr. Chang’s experience donating his plasma to help give others passive immunity.

“The choice of neoadjuvant therapy for hormone receptor positive breast cancer”

In this episode of SurgOnc Today™, Armando Giuliano, MD, Tari King, MD and Otto Metzger, MD, discuss the choice between preoperative endocrine therapy and preoperative chemotherapy in hormone receptor positive breast cancer patients. Evaluation and treatment is discussed for a post-menopausal woman presenting a 3.4 cm node negative, invasive ductal carcinoma.

“Axillary management after neoadjuvant therapy in hormone receptor positive breast cancer”

In this episode of SurgOnc Today™, Armando Giuliano, MD, Tari King, MD and Melissa Pilewskie, MD, discuss the management of the axilla after preoperative systemic therapy. Evaluation of the axilla pre- and post chemotherapy along with surgical management is discussed in a case with a 3 cm, poorly differentiated invasive ductal carcinoma.
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