2013 Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium

breast cancer

Does All DCIS Need Treatment? Debaters Take Sides at Surgical Oncology Meeting 

There are a few things about ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on which everyone agrees: Incidence increased dramatically with the advent of mammography screening, not all cases detected will go on to c...

colorectal cancer

Society of Surgical Oncology Fellow Receives Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) and the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) named Karen Lo, MD, a surgical resident at the University of Colorado, as recipient of third annual Colorectal C...

skin cancer

Sentinel Node Biopsy in Melanoma: Essential or Optional? 

Is sentinel node biopsy in melanoma an essential component of care? Despite a large multinational trial and recently published or updated guidelines, the question is still a thorny one according to ex...

skin cancer

Does Every Melanoma Patient with a Positive Sentinel Node Need More Lymph Nodes Removed? 

When sentinel node biopsy was shown to predict whether early melanoma had spread to regional lymph nodes, it revolutionized care. Before that, dissection of all regional lymph nodes was the norm for m...

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