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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 2016
SON Fall Update in Breast, Melanoma, and HPB Cancers was held on Saturday October 22, 2016 Vancouver, BC

View the program here. Registration is now closed. Thank you to all who attended.

Presentations can be viewed here.

Fall Update 2015

This year's Fall Update event was held on Saturday November 7th at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver. This one day accredited conference was focused on Upper and Lower GI Tract Cancers this year. 

Presentations for this years event can be downloaded from our Fall Update page. Just open the Fall Update 2015 tab. 

Fall 2015 Newsletter on Surgical Checklists

Issue 27 of the SON newsletter was released in October 2015. This issue has a focus on surgical checklists. You can view this issue, along with past issues on our Newsletter page.

Fall Update 2014

We hosted another successful Fall Update conference on October 18th 2014.  The event topic was 'Breast Cancer: Current Controversies' and featured many great presentations from respected surgeons, pathologists and medical oncologists. 

Event presentations are now online for your viewing. 

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.

Fall Update 2013
We produced another successful Fall Update.

Endocrine Surgical Oncology
November 2, 2013, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

See the Fall Update section for more information and to download the event presentations.

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