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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@SocSurgOnc

Language:

English


Episodes

International Challenges and Opportunities in Managing GI Cancers

7/6/2022
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Evan Glazer, MD, PhD, FACS, Chair of the SSO Gastrointestinal Disease Site Work Group, is joined by panelists to provide an International Perspective on GI Malignancies. Their discussion focuses on the challenges and opportunities for professional collaboration and patient care as it relates to esophageal and gastric malignancies. Panelists include:

Duration:00:24:44

Developing Your Early Practice: How to Build a Surgical Career with an Endocrine Focus

6/22/2022
During this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Heather Wachtel, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Mahsa Javid, MD, MA, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, Colleen Kiernan, MD, MPH, FACS, Vanderbilt University, and Cord Sturgeon, MD, Northwestern University, discuss strategies for building an early surgical practice with an endocrine focus. Many of these strategies will be relevant to complex general surgical oncology and breast careers. The discussion covers components of practice building...

Duration:00:31:38

The Role of Transplant for Liver Tumors (Part 2: Metastatic)

4/29/2022
In part two of the series on the role of transplant for liver tumors, Alexander Parikh, MD, MPH, Chair of the SSO HPB Disease Site Work Group, is again joined by Ana Luiza Gleisner, MD, PhD, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO and Shimul A. Shah, MD, MHCM, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, OH. They review the role of liver transplantation for malignancies of and to the liver. The discussion also covers the role of liver...

Duration:00:16:43

The Role of Transplant for Liver Tumors (Part 1: Primary)

4/22/2022
During this episode of SurgOnc Today, Alexander Parikh, MD, MPH, Chair of the SSO HPB DSWG, is joined by Ana Luiza Gleisner, MD, PhD, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO and Shimul A. Shah, MD, MHCM, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, OH. They review the role of liver transplantation for malignancies of and to the liver. In this first installment of the two-part series, they discuss the role of liver transplantation in the...

Duration:00:33:40

Tips and Tricks for Finding a Job

3/24/2022
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Olga Kantor, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Emily Sturm, MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, Ibrahim Nassour, MD, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, FL, and Kimberly Washington, MD, FACS, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, discuss tips and tricks for fellows navigating the process of finding a job. They discuss how to prepare while in fellowship, how to find jobs, and how to approach...

Duration:00:25:17

Surgical Oncologists in the Community Cancer Care Setting: Transitioning from Academia to Community Practice Mid-Career

2/26/2022
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, David Bartlett, MD, Chair of the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute and SSO Past-President, is joined by Margo Shoup, MD, MBA, President of the Orlando Health Cancer Institute and Glenda Callender, MD, Medical Director of Endocrine Surgery at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. They discuss their experiences with mid-career transitions from academia to the community cancer care setting.

Duration:00:25:55

Practice Changing Studies in Melanoma

2/21/2022
In this episode of SurgOnc Today, Tina Hieken, MD, from the Mayo Clinc, in Rochester, MN interviews Georgia Beasley, MD, MHS, from Duke University in Durham, NC and Christina Stevenson, MD, MS, from the University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT. They review the following studies and how their findings are important to surgical oncologists specializing in melanoma. Safety and Efficacy of Pembrolizumab Compared to Placebo in Resected High-risk Stage II Melanoma...

Duration:00:15:10

Non-Therapeutic HPB Clinical Trials

1/27/2022
During this episode of SurgOnc Today, Dr. Alexander Parikh, Vice Chair of the SSO HPB DSWG, is joined by Dr. Flavio Rocha from the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR and Dr. Sepideh Gholami from the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. They review the findings and status of non-therapeutic HPB trials including the use of perioperative steroids for liver resection and pancreatic cyst surveillance.

Duration:00:28:20

Cryoablation: When and where should it be incorporated into the management of desmoid tumors

1/15/2022
During this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Kenneth Cardona, MD, Nicholas Tawa, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Davis, MD, and Marwan Moussa, MD, discuss the value and role of cryoablation in the management of patients with desmoid tumors and examine clinical scenarios in which this treatment modality should be offered. They also discuss the CRYODESMO-1 prospective trial which investigated the utility of cryoablation in desmoid tumors.

Duration:00:35:48

Addressing Women’s Sexual Health During Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention

12/18/2021
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Dr. Jennifer Plichta is joined by Dr. Ann Partridge and Dr. Kristin Rojas to discuss practical pearls for addressing women’s sexual health concerns during breast cancer treatment and prevention using case-based discussions to illustrate common scenarios that breast surgeons may encounter in their clinic. These may include managing sexual health concerns in the neoadjuvant and adjuvant setting, as well as how to approach symptom management for patients seen...

Duration:00:25:08

2020 Practice Changing Studies in Breast Surgical Oncology

12/11/2021
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Dr. Judy Boughey, from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN and Dr. Carlos Garcia-Etienne, from the Ospedale Santa Chiara in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy review three practice changing studies and how their findings are important to breast surgical oncologists. During the podcast, they will review:

Duration:00:24:09

Surgical Oncologists in the Community Cancer Care Setting: Opportunities for Graduating Fellows

12/9/2021
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Emily Sturm MD, Malini D. Sur, MD, and James Nitzkorski, MD, discuss what graduating fellows will want to contemplate when considering becoming a community-based surgical oncologist. They also review the variety of practice settings, the types of available support you’ll want to examine, and some of the day-to-day opportunities and challenges to expect.

Duration:00:37:18

Malignant Bowel Obstruction

10/28/2021
During this episode of SurgOnc Today, Jan Franko, MD, PhD, Niraj J. Gusani, MD, MS, and Viet H. Le, MD, discuss malignant bowel obstruction (MBO). They define MBO broadly as any symptoms compatible with bowel obstruction in settings of rather large volume intraabdominal malignancy. Some 30% GI cancers, and some 50% ovarian cancers develop MBO – often a preterminal event. For clarity, they did not consider clinically more straightforward situations of malignant single-point obstructions...

Duration:00:26:50

Tips for Applying to a Surgical Oncology Fellowship

10/7/2021
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, members of the SSO Fellows and Young Attendings Subcommittee, including Emily Sturm, MD, Zhi Ven Fong, MD, MPH, Allison Martin, MD, and Olga Kantor, MD, review common questions about preparing for and navigating the application process of surgical oncology fellowships. To view the article referenced in the podcast, please click here.

Duration:00:36:59

National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer: How to get it done.

9/25/2021
In this episode of SurgOnc Today®, Antonio Picon, MD, Director of Surgical Oncology at Stamford Health and his guest Steven McClane, MD, from Cooper Health will discuss the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer and how surgeons can apply, develop and maintain a rectal cancer center of excellence. Learn about the process to become accredited and take your rectal cancer program to a different level. https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/naprc

Duration:00:35:01

Gene Expression Profiling Technologies in Patients with Early Stage Melanoma

8/12/2021
During this episode of SurgOnc Today, Richard White, MD, Chair of the SSO Melanoma Disease Site Work Group and Giorgos Karakousis, MD, explore the science behind gene expression profiling and its role in patients with early stage melanoma. Richard White, MD, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, , endowed professor of surgery, co-director of the Barbara Levine Breast Center and co-director of the Cutaneous Malignancy Program at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. Giorgos Karakousis, MD...

Duration:00:23:04

2020-21 Practice Changing Studies in Endocrine Surgery

8/6/2021
In this episode Carmen Solorzano, MD, Chair of the SSO Endocrine Disease Site Work Group, Electron Kebebew, MD, and Geoffrey Young, MD, PhD, discuss two practice changing studies regarding the management of Medullary and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. Carmen Solorzano, MD, Professor of Surgery, Chair, Department of Surgery, and Director, Vanderbilt Endocrine Surgery Geoffrey Young, MD, PhD, Chief, Head and Neck Surgery; Miami Cancer Institute Electron Kebebew, MD, Professor and Chief,...

Duration:00:44:40

2020 Practice Changing Trials in Sarcoma

7/29/2021
Recent trials in sarcoma sought to determine the impact of neoadjuvant therapies and histologic/genomically specific treatments. Valerie Grignol, MD, Gabriel R. Tinoco Suarez, MD, and Alessandro Gronchi, MD, FSSO, discuss the following recent trials will. The EORTC-62902:STRASS trial evaluated the impact of neoadjuvant radiotherapy for retroperitoneal sarcoma on abdominal recurrence-free survival. A study by the Italian, Spanish, French and Polish Sarcoma groups sought to determine if...

Duration:00:39:02

Practice Changing Studies in Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology (2021)

7/22/2021
In this episode of SurgOnc Today™, Evan Glazer, MD, PhD, FACS, FSSO, Vice Chair of the SSO Gastrointestinal Disease Site Workgroup, is joined by Julie Hallet MD, MSc, FRCSC, Natalie Coburn MD, MPH and Jesse Zuckerman, MDCM, all from the University of Toronto. Focusing on 2020 Practice Changing Studies in Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology, they review the Declining Use of Red Blood Cell Transfusions for Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery: A Population-Based Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol 28, 29–38...

Duration:00:40:12

Practice Changing Studies in Colorectal Surgical Oncology (2021)

7/22/2021
In this episode, Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of the SSO Colorectal Disease Site Work Group is joined by Patrick S. Sullivan, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief Quality Officer, Division of Colorectal Surgery at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. They review practice changing studies in colorectal surgical oncology from 2020.

Duration:00:45:37