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Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology - SBCO

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The Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology (BSSO) is a non profit organization created in 1998. It supports its members in a wide range of activities including education, research and leadership in multidisciplinary cancer care.

The BSSO helps to disseminate knowledge all over Brazil through educational events and awareness campaigns about cancer diagnosis and treatment, especially surgical treatment.

In 2013 and 2015 the biannual BSSO conference had more than 1500 participants from all over the country. In the national conference on surgical oncology the latest advancements in surgical oncology are discussed by leading national and international experts

Since its beginning, BSSO has acted in many different fronts to help the national program of cancer care. In 2015 a National Consensus of different incident cancers (e.g., Colorectal Cancer and Gastric Cancer) were created.

The BSSO along with the Brazilian Cancer Society (BCS) are responsible for the Certification of specialist in surgical oncology in Brazil.

A continuing medical education program of cancer care was created for members of the BSSO. It helps to disseminate the most advanced knowledge in the field among the members, optimizing the clinical and surgical management of cancer patients through multidisciplinary collaboration.


The BSSO also hosts a biannual regional conferences and biannual conferences focused in gastro-intestinal cancer care. In all congresses and educational activities, BSSO members enjoy preferential registration rates.

Riccardo A. Audisio, ESSO Past-President and Tibor Kovacs, ESSO President-Elect, lectured at the XIII Brazilian Congress of Oncologic Surgery held in Rio de Janeiro, 25-28 October 2017. ESSO’s Brazilian Affliated Society, SBCO, congress’ theme this year celebratedThe Surgical Oncologist as the gateway of Modern Oncology - Tradition, Expertise and Innovation in the Care of Cancer Patients!’  More than two thousand specialists gathered to discuss Surgical Oncology’s integration with other multimodal therapies, complex surgical procedures and advances in treatment. Dr. Kovacs and Prof. Audisio presented a range of topics including an ESSO/SBCO Breast Oncoplastic Surgery Course further strengthening our partnership. In an unprecedented step to unify the Brazilian Oncology movement, the XIII Brazilian Congress of Oncologic Surgery and the Brazilian Congresses of Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy took place simultaneously to cumulate in the Brazilian Oncology Week, drawing approximately six thousand participants. After oficial recognition by the Brazilian Board of Specialities in July/2017,  SBCO is now the official representative of the Surgical Oncology speciality by the Brazilian Medical Association!

There next congress is scheduled for 2019 and we will update this page as details are announched.


Administration 2017 - 2019


Claudio de Almeida Quadros

Vice President

Alexandre Ferreira Oliveira

Honorary Secretary

Heber Salvador de Castro Ribeiro

1st Secretary

Eduardo Zanella Cordeiron


ESSO Liason Person Joined ESSO Membership Number
Jorge S. Lyra 2014 527
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323 sala 709,
Rio de Janeiro - RJ. CEP 22011-011
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