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Surgical Oncology Network

The BC Surgical Oncology Network (SON) exists to promote and advance quality cancer surgery throughout the province.

The SON includes all providers of surgical oncology services from surgeons in remote areas to sub-specialists. 

SON'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.

SON has 13 surgical tumour groups, whose purpose is to advise SON and the SON Council on the issues and challenges in their respective areas, to improve the surgical management of oncology patients.


Fall Update 2017

Our annual surgical oncology conference was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver on Saturday October 14th 2017. This year's focus was on colorectal cancers and featured guest speakers and topic specialists. The program agenda for the day can be viewed here. The speaker presentations are posted in our Fall Update section here.

New Ortho Website

A new Musculoskeletal Oncology Website ( has been launched.

This new website was developed by SON 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.

SOURCE: Surgical Oncology Network ( )
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