The Positive Impact of Specialised Surgery in the Fight Against Cancer
Three societies involved in cancer treatment quality, accessibility and innovation – the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), the US Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), and the Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology (SBCO/BSSO) – prepared a short animated video to explain the positive impact of specialised surgery in the fight against cancer.
In 2015 there were more than 15 million people diagnosed with cancer globally, and 80% of them underwent a surgical operation during their life. These procedures are highly specialised, and need to be performed in a multidisciplinary environment by surgical specialists in cancer care. The safety and quality of cancer surgery are thus essential.
The Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology is at the origin of this video which – with a simple language and attractive animations – focuses on the positive impact of specialised cancer surgery to ensure the best possible patient outcomes, especially in combination with other treatment modalities. The video highlights the need to inform patients for a better prevention and early diagnosis, to invest in surgery research and surgeons’ professional education, and to encourage innovation in cancer treatments and technology.
This video has been endorsed by ESSO, whose vision is to contribute to the continuous improvement of cancer treatment quality, accessibility and innovation. The essential importance of surgery for global cancer care is also reflected in the recent publications in CancerWorld and the Lancet Oncology.
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Read more about the role and importance of cancer surgery in the treatment and cure of cancer:
- Global Cancer Curgery: delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery, Lancet Oncology, Vol 16 September 2015, 2015; 16: 1193–224
- The Invisible Cure: Should we be talking more about cancer surgery?, CancerWorld, September / October 2016
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Courtesy from Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Oncológica (SBCO/BSSO), original video from Iluztrar on Vimeo.