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Surgery Network

The BC Cancer Surgery Network exists to promote and advance quality cancer surgery throughout the province.

The BC Cancer Surgery Network includes all providers of surgical oncology services from surgeons in remote areas to sub-specialists. 

The BC Cancer Surgery Network's vision is that all cancer surgery patients in BC experience the best possible outcomes. This is made possible through the four committees that make up the network.

The BC Cancer Surgery Network has 12 surgical tumour groups, whose purpose is to advise BC Cancer Surgery Network and the BC Cancer Surgery Network Council on the issues and challenges in their respective areas, to improve the surgical management of oncology patients.


Fall 2018 Newsletter

List of topics:

  • Sentinel node biopsy in women 70 years +
  • Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
  • 2014 sso-astro invasive breast margins guidelines impact
  • Re-excision rates following breast conservation surgery
  • Surgery Network news and upcoming conferences

2018 Surgery Network Fall Update 

On October 13th 2018 we held another successful Fall Update on surgical oncology. This year's topic was Head & Neck Endocrine tumours. 

Presentation slides from the event are now posted on our Fall Update page here.

Next years (2019) topic will be Breast Cancer. Stay tuned for more information on the date and program in the new year.

BC Cancer Symposium 2018
BC Cancer is hosting an interdisciplinary Summit, scheduled from November 23 to November 24, 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver. This two-day event provides critical education, professional development and unique relationship building opportunities for oncology professionals from all specialties and disciplines.

Our theme #80yearsofcare provides a broad scope in developing a programme that encompasses international, national, provincial and regional developments in research, clinical programs, medical and radiation oncology, technological innovations in services, telemedicine and telehealth, patient and societal engagement, functional imaging, economics of cancer, predictive oncology and personalized treatments, to name a few. Registration will be open early July. Vist

New Ortho Website

A new Musculoskeletal Oncology Website ( has been launched.

This new website was developed by the BC Cancer Surgery Network Musculoskeletal, Bone and Soft Tissue Surgical Group Chair Dr. Paul Clarkson, in partnership with clinical collaborators. This is an invaluable resource for medical students, residents, family physicians and other physicians without specialty expertise, and patients.

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