Browse our news and publications in the Divison of Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

11/01/2014: New investigative test detects genetic mutation in patients with papillary thyroid cancer

Research presented by Carrie C. Lubitz, MD, MPH, surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggests that a new blood-based, non-surgical test for patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) has proven effective in detecting the presence of a genetic mutation known as BRAFV600E.

07/15/2014: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

05/16/2014: Exploring opportunities to expand cancer care

The MGH Cancer Center recently sent a team to the city of Mbarara in southwestern Uganda to explore a collaboration with the local university and hospital to build a new national referral cancer center.

03/21/2014: Study shows positive outcome in breast reconstruction surgery

A new MGH study is one of the first to detail the outcomes of breast reconstruction surgery after having a nipple-sparing mastectomy, and this new, hard data, researchers say, is good news.

10/31/2012: Unexpected factor contributes to melanoma risk in red-haired, fair-skinned individuals

The elevated risk of melanoma among people with red hair and fair skin may be caused by more than just a lack of natural protection against ultraviolet radiation. Resarchers at the MGH Cutaneous Biology Research Center and Cancer Center have found that the type of skin pigment predominantly found in red-haired, fair-skinned individuals may itself contribute to the development of melanoma.

07/16/2012: Innovations in Breast Cancer Treatment

As part of the multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment, Mass General Cancer Center patients receive care from an integrated team of pathologists, radiologists, and medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists.

07/16/2012: New Frontier in Breast Cancer Recovery

William Gerald Austen Jr., MD, chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is using liposuction techniques to advance less complicated breast reconstruction, with more natural outcomes.

07/04/2012: Tumor microenvironment helps skin cancer cells resist drug treatment

New research by a team from the Broad Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital suggests that how cancer evade drug treatment may depend on the interplay between tumor cells and their healthy counterparts.

01/10/2012: Accelerated Development

The Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center at Mass General focuses on locating the most promising research and safely accelerating its transformation into new lifesaving products.

06/02/2011: Target: Melanoma

The latest news on melanoma treatment and research from the new issue of Synergy magazine and a recent edition of the television program Chronicle.

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11/04/2015: Advances in Cancer Management for the Surgeon 2015

The Division of Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital presents Advances in Cancer Management for the Surgeon. This CME will present surgeons with recent advances in cancer management and surgical techniques, staging, avoidance and management of complications and adjuvant therapies.

12/06/2014: Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

The Department of Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital present “Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands.” This CME reviews surgical techniques, molecular genetic analysis, and advances in treatment for diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

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