Charles M. Balch

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1971 …2020
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2019

Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Applicants: Trends over Time and the Impact of Board Certification Eligibility

Lillemoe, H. A., Scally, C. P., Adams, C. L., Bednarski, B. K., Balch, C. M., Aloia, T. A., Gershenwald, J. E., Lee, J. E. & Grubbs, E. G., Jan 1 2019, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eligibility Determination
Internship and Residency
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Accreditation

Preoperative platelet counts and postoperative outcomes in cancer surgery: a multicenter, retrospective cohort study

Rachidi, S., Li, H., Wallace, K., Li, Z., Balch, C. M. & Lautenschlaeger, T., Jan 1 2019, In : Platelets.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Platelet Count
Cohort Studies
Retrospective Studies
Thrombocytosis
Blood Platelets

Reshaping the critical role of surgeons in oncology research

Jones, R. P., Are, C., Hugh, T. J., Grünhagen, D. J., Xu, J., Balch, C. M. & Poston, G. J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
Public Policy
Health Policy
Health Education
Surgeons
2018
Melanoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Biopsy
Stomach Neoplasms
Neoplasms

Global Surgery: Effective Involvement of US Academic Surgery: Report of the American Surgical Association Working Group on Global Surgery

Mock, C., Debas, H., Balch, C. M., Brennan, M., Buyske, J., Cusack, J., DeMeester, S., Herndon, D., Le Holterman, A. X., Jaffe, B., Kandil, E., Kauffman, G., Mazariegos, G., sMerchant, N., Numann, P., Oleynikov, D., Olutoye, O., O'Neill, J., Shackford, S., Stock, P. & 5 others, Tarpley, J. L., Tuttle, T., Wolf, S., Wren, S. M. & Yang, G. P., Oct 1 2018, In : Annals of surgery. 268, 4, p. 557-563 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Capacity Building
Costs and Cost Analysis
Research
Surgeons
Global Health

Multifactorial Analysis of Prognostic Factors and Survival Rates Among 706 Mucosal Melanoma Patients

Cui, C. L., Lian, B., Zhou, L., Song, X., Zhang, X. S., Wu, D., Chi, Z. H., Si, L., Sheng, X. N., Kong, Y., Tang, B. X., Mao, L. L., Wang, X., Li, S. M., Dai, J., Yan, X. Q., Bai, X., Balch, C. M. & Guo, J., May 10 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melanoma
Survival Rate
Survival
Neoplasm Metastasis
Lymph Nodes

National practice patterns of completion lymph node dissection for sentinel node-positive melanoma

Hewitt, D. B., Merkow, R. P., DeLancey, J. O., Wayne, J. D., Hyngstrom, J. R., Russell, M. C., Gerami, P., Balch, C. M. & Bilimoria, K. Y., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lymph Node Excision
Melanoma
Odds Ratio
Observation
Confidence Intervals

Revolutionary Advances in Immunotherapy for Melanoma Are Coming into the Surgical Arena: Are We Ready?

Balch, C. M., May 11 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Immunotherapy
Melanoma

Steps to Getting Your Manuscript Published in a High-Quality Medical Journal

Balch, C. M., McMasters, K. M., Klimberg, V. S., Pawlik, T. M., Posner, M. C., Roh, M., Tanabe, K. K., Whippen, D. & Ikoma, N., Jan 18 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Manuscripts
Publications
Research
2017

Melanoma staging: Evidence-based changes in the American Joint Committee on Cancer eighth edition cancer staging manual

Gershenwald, J. E., Scolyer, R. A., Hess, K. R., Sondak, V. K., Long, G. V., Ross, M. I., Lazar, A. J., Faries, M. B., Kirkwood, J. M., Mcarthur, G. A., Haydu, L. E., Eggermont, A. M. M., Flaherty, K. T., Balch, C. M. & Thompson, J. F., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : CA Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasm Staging
Melanoma
Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Databases

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Management of Regional Lymph Nodes in Melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Wong, S. L., Faries, M. B., Kennedy, E. B., Agarwala, S. S., Akhurst, T. J., Ariyan, C., Balch, C. M., Berman, B. S., Cochran, A., Delman, K. A., Gorman, M., Kirkwood, J. M., Moncrieff, M. D., Zager, J. S. & Lyman, G. H., Dec 13 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Practice Guidelines
Melanoma
Lymph Nodes
Lymph Node Excision

The Annals of Surgical Oncology: An Oncology Journal for Surgeons

Balch, C. M., Roh, M. S. & Hubona, C. M., Nov 30 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgeons
Surgical Oncology

The natural history and patterns of metastases from mucosal melanoma: An analysis of 706 prospectively-followed patients

Lian, B., Cui, C. L., Zhou, L., Song, X., Zhang, X. S., Wu, D., Si, L., Chi, Z. H., Sheng, X. N., Mao, L. L., Wang, X., Tang, B. X., Yan, X. Q., Kong, Y., Dai, J., Li, S. M., Bai, X., Zheng, N., Balch, C. M. & Guo, J., Apr 1 2017, In : Annals of Oncology. 28, 4, p. 868-873 6 p., mdw694.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural History
Melanoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Survival Rate
Paranasal Sinuses

What Is a Surgical Oncologist? By the Editors of the Annals of Surgical Oncology

Balch, C. M., Nov 29 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oncologists
Surgical Oncology
2016

2015 James Ewing Lecture: 75-Year History of the Society of Surgical Oncology—Part III: The Transformative Years (1991–2015)

Balch, C. M., Coit, D. G. & Berman, R. S., Jan 28 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21st Century History
20th Century History
Medical Societies
Neoplasms
Surgical Oncology

2015 James Ewing Lecture: The 75-Year History of the Society of Surgical Oncology—Part II: The Transitional Years (1966–1990)

Balch, C. M., Coit, D. G. & Berman, R. S., Feb 1 2016, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 23, 2, p. 358-364 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21st Century History
20th Century History
Surgical Specialties
Medical Oncology
Medical Societies

2015 James Ewing Lecture: The 75-Year History of the Society of Surgical Oncology—Part I: The Traditional Years (1940–1965)

Balch, C. M., Coit, D. G. & Berman, R. S., Jan 1 2016, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 23, 1, p. 16-22 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21st Century History
19th Century History
20th Century History
Medical Oncology

Benchmarking the Scientific and Educational Impact of the Annals of Surgical Oncology

Balch, C. M., Klimberg, V. S., McMasters, K. M., Pawlik, T. M., Tanabe, K. K., Posner, M. C., Whippen, D. & Roh, M. S., Jun 22 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Commentary

Johnson, C. D. & Balch, C. M., Feb 1 2016, In : Abdominal Radiology. 41, 2, p. 391 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nomograms
Uterine Neoplasms
X Ray Computed Tomography

Donald L. Morton, MD…. A legendary surgical oncologist and consummate investigator

Balch, C. M. & Hoon, D. S. B., 2016, In : Critical Reviews in Oncogenesis. 21, 1-2, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Personnel
Oncologists

Editor Note

Johnson, C. D. & Balch, C. M., Jan 22 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fighting Global Disparities in Cancer Care: A Surgical Oncology View

Hoekstra, H. J., Wobbes, T., Heineman, E., Haryono, S., Aryandono, T. & Balch, C. M., Apr 1 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Telemedicine
Neoplasms
Western World
Second Primary Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms

Surgery: Limitations of prospective surgical oncology trials-A US view

Balch, C. M., Nelson, H. & Niederhuber, J. E., Jan 1 2016, In : Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. 13, 1, p. 6-8 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Oncology
Evidence-Based Medicine
Biomedical Research
Prospective Studies
Neoplasms

Why Can’t Surgeons Treat Older Patients the Same as Younger Patients?

Audisio, R. A. & Balch, C. M., Jul 25 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgeons
2015

Decreased Survival Rates of Older-Aged Patients with Melanoma: Biological Differences or Undertreatment?

Balch, C. M., Apr 4 2015, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 22, 7, p. 2101-2103 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Skin Neoplasms
Melanoma
Survival Rate
Lymph Nodes

Excision Margins of Melanoma Make a Difference: New Data Support an Old Paradigm

Ross, M. I. & Balch, C. M., Nov 11 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skin Neoplasms
Melanoma
Margins of Excision

Global cancer surgery: Delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery

Sullivan, R., Alatise, O. I., Anderson, B. O., Audisio, R., Autier, P., Aggarwal, A., Balch, C. M., Brennan, M. F., Dare, A., D'Cruz, A., Eggermont, A. M. M., Fleming, K., Gueye, S. M., Hagander, L., Herrera, C. A., Holmer, H., Ilbawi, A. M., Jarnheimer, A., Ji, J. F., Kingham, T. P. & 23 others, Liberman, J., Leather, A. J. M., Meara, J. G., Mukhopadhyay, S., Murthy, S. S., Omar, S., Parham, G. P., Pramesh, C. S., Riviello, R., Rodin, D., Santini, L., Shrikhande, S. V., Shrime, M., Thomas, R., Tsunoda, A. T., van de Velde, C., Veronesi, U., Vijaykumar, D. K., Watters, D., Wang, S., Wu, Y. L., Zeiton, M. & Purushotham, A., Sep 1 2015, In : The Lancet Oncology. 16, 11, p. 1193-1224 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasms
Economics
Gross Domestic Product
Education
Policy Making

Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy in melanoma

Balch, C. M. & Ross, M. I., Jul 1 2015, In : JAMA Surgery. 150, 7, p. 623-624 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin
Intraoperative Monitoring
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Indocyanine Green
Melanoma

Older Age is Associated with a Higher Incidence of Melanoma Death but a Lower Incidence of Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis in the SEER Databases (2003–2011)

Cavanaugh-Hussey, M. W., Mu, E. W., Kang, S., Balch, C. M. & Wang, T. S., May 5 2015, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 22, 7, p. 2120-2126 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melanoma
Epidemiology
Databases
Neoplasm Metastasis
Incidence

The Training and Certification of Surgical Oncologists Globally

Are, C., Malik, M., Patel, A., Wong, S. & Balch, C. M., 2015, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 22, 3, p. 710-718 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Certification
Neoplasms
Aptitude
Human Development
Organizations

Uncertainties in the management of melanoma nodal metastasis

Zoras, O., Lasithiotakis, K. & Balch, C. M., Jul 1 2015, In : European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 41, 7, p. 811-813 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Interdisciplinary Communication
Predictive Value of Tests
Lymphatic Metastasis
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
2014

Age as a predictor of sentinel node metastasis among patients with localized melanoma: An inverse correlation of melanoma mortality and incidence of sentinel node metastasis among young and old patients

Balch, C. M., Thompson, J. F., Gershenwald, J. E., Soong, S. J., Ding, S., McMasters, K. M., Coit, D. G., Eggermont, A. M. M., Gimotty, P. A., Johnson, T. M., Kirkwood, J. M., Leong, S. P., Ross, M. I., Byrd, D. R., Cochran, A. J., Mihm, M. C., Morton, D. L., Atkins, M. B., Flaherty, K. T. & Sondak, V. K., 2014, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 21, 4, p. 1075-1081 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melanoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Mortality
Incidence
cyhalothrin

Annals of Surgical Oncology: The First 20 Years

Balch, C. M., Roh, M. S., Whippen, D. & Suzanne Klimberg, V., Oct 8 2014, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 21, 12, p. 3708-3712 5 p.

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Clinical value of the sentinel-node biopsy in primary cutaneous melanoma

Balch, C. M. & Gershenwald, J. E., 2014, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 370, 7, p. 663-664 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melanoma
Biopsy
Skin
cyhalothrin

Durable benefit and the potential for long-term survival with immunotherapy in advanced melanoma

McDermott, D., Lebbé, C., Hodi, F. S., Maio, M., Weber, J. S., Wolchok, J. D., Thompson, J. A. & Balch, C. M., Oct 1 2014, In : Cancer Treatment Reviews. 40, 9, p. 1056-1064 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Immunotherapy
Melanoma
Survival
Therapeutics
Interleukin-2
21st Century History
20th Century History
Medical Oncology
Medical Societies
cyhalothrin

The distinctive features of surgical oncology as a specialty: Considerations for Chinese surgeons

Suzanne Klimberg, V. & Balch, C. M., 2014, In : Chinese Clinical Oncology. 3, 4, 44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasms
Surgical Oncology
Surgeons
Cancer Care Facilities
Translational Medical Research
Research Personnel
Research
Neoplasms
Oncologists
Surgeons
2013

Age as a prognostic factor in patients with localized melanoma and regional metastases

Balch, C. M., Soong, S. J., Gershenwald, J. E., Thompson, J. F., Coit, D. G., Atkins, M. B., Ding, S., Cochran, A. J., Eggermont, A. M. M., Flaherty, K. T., Gimotty, P. A., Johnson, T. M., Kirkwood, J. M., Leong, S. P., McMasters, K. M., Mihm, M. C., Morton, D. L., Ross, M. I. & Sondak, V. K., Nov 2013, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 20, 12, p. 3961-3968 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melanoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Age Groups
Survival
Natural History

Axillary node interventions in breast cancer: A systematic review

Rao, R., Euhus, D. M., Mayo, H. G. & Balch, C. M., 2013, In : Journal of the American Medical Association. 310, 13, p. 1385-1394 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Breast
Biopsy
Lymph Nodes
Neoplasm Metastasis

Balancing benefits and risks of melanoma treatment: what do we tell our patients?

Balch, C. M., Oct 2013, In : Oncology. 27, 10, p. 1026-1027 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melanoma
Therapeutics
2012

Avoiding burnout: The personal health habits and wellness practices of US surgeons

Shanafelt, T. D., Oreskovich, M. R., Dyrbye, L. N., Satele, D. V., Hanks, J. B., Sloan, J. A. & Balch, C. M., Apr 2012, In : Annals of Surgery. 255, 4, p. 625-633 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Habits
Health
Quality of Life
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Primary Health Care
Medical Oncology
Research Personnel
Physicians

Identifying early melanomas at higher risk for metastases

Balch, C. M., Balch, G. C. & Sharma, R. R., May 1 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 30, 13, p. 1406-1407 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skin Neoplasms
Melanoma
Neoplasm Metastasis

Prevalence of alcohol use disorders among American surgeons

Oreskovich, M. R., Kaups, K. L., Balch, C. M., Hanks, J. B., Satele, D., Sloan, J., Meredith, C., Buhl, A., Dyrbye, L. N. & Shanafelt, T. D., Feb 2012, In : Archives of Surgery. 147, 2, p. 168-174 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alcoholism
Alcohols
Medical Errors
Surgeons
Cross-Sectional Studies

Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American society of clinical oncology and society of surgical oncology joint clinical practice guideline

Wong, S. L., Balch, C. M., Hurley, P., Agarwala, S. S., Akhurst, T. J., Cochran, A., Cormier, J. N., Gorman, M., Kim, T. Y., McMasters, K. M., Noyes, R. D., Schuchter, L. M., Valsecchi, M. E., Weaver, D. L. & Lyman, G. H., Oct 2012, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19, 11, p. 3313-3324 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Medical Oncology
Practice Guidelines
Melanoma
Joints

Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American society of clinical oncology and society of surgical oncology joint clinical practice guideline

Wong, S. L., Balch, C. M., Hurley, P., Agarwala, S. S., Akhurst, T. J., Cochran, A., Cormier, J. N., Gorman, M., Kim, T. Y., McMasters, K. M., Noyes, R. D., Schuchter, L. M., Valsecchi, M. E., Weaver, D. L. & Lyman, G. H., 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 30, 23, p. 2912-2918 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Medical Oncology
Practice Guidelines
Melanoma
Joints
Oceans and Seas
China
Surgical Oncology

Work-home conflicts have a substantial impact on career decisions that affect the adequacy of the surgical workforce

Dyrbye, L. N., Freischlag, J., Kaups, K. L., Oreskovich, M. R., Satele, D. V., Hanks, J. B., Sloan, J. A., Balch, C. M. & Shanafelt, T. D., Oct 2012, In : Archives of Surgery. 147, 10, p. 933-939 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Odds Ratio
Sex Work
Depression
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Retirement
2011

A new American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: Creation and rationale for inclusion of tumor (T) characteristics

Farasat, S., Yu, S. S., Neel, V. A., Nehal, K. S., Lardaro, T., Mihm, M. C., Byrd, D. R., Balch, C. M., Califano, J. A., Chuang, A. Y., Sharfman, W., Shah, J. P., Nghiem, P., Otley, C. C., Tufaro, A. P., Johnson, T. M., Sober, A. J. & Liégeois, N. J., Jun 2011, In : Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 64, 6, p. 1051-1059 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasm Staging
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Skin
Skin Neoplasms
Neoplasms