A Cancer Surgeon is Not a Surgical Oncologist

What is the difference between a cancer surgeon and a surgical oncologist? Dr. Kane breaks down the education, training and expertise required to become a board-certified surgical oncologist and how patients benefit from their higher level of oncology-focused care.


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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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John M. Kane III, MD, FACS

John M. Kane III, MD, FACS

Chair, Surgical Oncology
Chief, Melanoma/Sarcoma Service, Department of Surgical Oncology
Program Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship

I am an Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Melanoma/Sarcoma service at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. My interest in melanoma, sarcoma, and regional therapies dates back to the beginning of my practice in the year 2000.