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CHARLES M BALCH

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InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentSurgical Oncology
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    1. Jones RP, Are C, Hugh TJ, Grünhagen DJ, Xu J, Balch CM, Poston GJ. Reshaping the critical role of surgeons in oncology research. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2019 May; 16(5):327-332. PMID: 30617343.
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    2. Are C, McMasters KM, Giuliano A, Yanala U, Balch C, Anderson BO, Berman R, Audisio R, Kovacs T, Savant D, Toprani R, Amira G, Sallam I, Baek JH, Baek MJ, Park DJ, Beulo GQ, Rocha EB, Said HM, Cheema M, AliKhan A, Mack L, Chen G, Quadros CA, Reis T, de Castro Ribeiro HS, Zippel D, Ramirez AL, Seto Y, Yoshida K, Mori M. Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons: Perspectives on Barriers to Surgical Care for Cancer Patients and Potential Solutions. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Jun; 26(6):1577-1582. PMID: 30911947.
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    3. Mock C, Debas H, Balch CM, Brennan M, Buyske J, Cusack J, DeMeester S, Herndon D, Le Holterman AX, Jaffe B, Kandil E, Kauffman G, Mazariegos G, sMerchant N, Numann P, Oleynikov D, Olutoye O, O'Neill J, Shackford S, Stock P, Tarpley JL, Tuttle T, Wolf S, Wren SM, Yang GP. Global Surgery: Effective Involvement of US Academic Surgery: Report of the American Surgical Association Working Group on Global Surgery. Ann Surg. 2018 Oct; 268(4):557-563. PMID: 30004921.
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    4. Hewitt DB, Merkow RP, DeLancey JO, Wayne JD, Hyngstrom JR, Russell MC, Gerami P, Balch CM, Bilimoria KY. National practice patterns of completion lymph node dissection for sentinel node-positive melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep; 118(3):493-500. PMID: 30098302.
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    5. Are C, McMasters KM, Giuliano A, Balch C, Anderson BO, Berman R, Audisio R, Kovacs T, Savant D, Toprani R, Amira G, Sallam I, Baek JH, Baek MJ, Park DJ, Beulo GQ, Bargallo Rocha E, Said HM, Cheema M, AliKhan A, Mack L, Chen G, Quadros CA, Reis T, de Castro Ribeiro HS, Zippel D, Leon Ramirez A. Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons: A Steady Voice for Cancer Surgeons to Improve Surgical Care for Cancer Patients Globally. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Aug; 25(8):2114-2116. PMID: 29881928.
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    6. Balch CM. Detection of melanoma metastases with the sentinel node biopsy: the legacy of Donald L. Morton, MD (1934-2014). Clin Exp Metastasis. 2018 08; 35(5-6):425-429. PMID: 29855858.
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    7. Davis CH, Bass BL, Behrns KE, Lillemoe KD, Garden OJ, Roh MS, Lee JE, Balch CM, Aloia TA. Reviewing the review: a qualitative assessment of the peer review process in surgical journals. Res Integr Peer Rev. 2018; 3:4. PMID: 29850109.
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    8. Balch CM. Revolutionary Advances in Immunotherapy for Melanoma Are Coming into the Surgical Arena: Are We Ready? Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jul; 25(7):1803-1806. PMID: 29752603.
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    9. Cui C, Lian B, Zhou L, Song X, Zhang X, Wu D, Chi Z, Si L, Sheng X, Kong Y, Tang B, Mao L, Wang X, Li S, Dai J, Yan X, Bai X, Balch CM, Guo J. Multifactorial Analysis of Prognostic Factors and Survival Rates Among 706 Mucosal Melanoma Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Aug; 25(8):2184-2192. PMID: 29748886.
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    10. Balch CM, McMasters KM, Klimberg VS, Pawlik TM, Posner MC, Roh M, Tanabe KK, Whippen D, Ikoma N. Steps to Getting Your Manuscript Published in a High-Quality Medical Journal. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Apr; 25(4):850-855. PMID: 29349528.
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    11. Caulley L, Balch CM, Ross MI, Robert C. Management of Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma. N Engl J Med. 2018 01 04; 378(1):85-88. PMID: 29298143.
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    12. Balch CM. Commentary of "Why do General Surgeons Decide to Retire?" Ann Surg. 2018 01; 267(1):e6. PMID: 28885503.
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    13. Wong SL, Faries MB, Kennedy EB, Agarwala SS, Akhurst TJ, Ariyan C, Balch CM, Berman BS, Cochran A, Delman KA, Gorman M, Kirkwood JM, Moncrieff MD, Zager JS, Lyman GH. 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. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Feb; 25(2):356-377. PMID: 29236202.
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    14. Wong SL, Faries MB, Kennedy EB, Agarwala SS, Akhurst TJ, Ariyan C, Balch CM, Berman BS, Cochran A, Delman KA, Gorman M, Kirkwood JM, Moncrieff MD, Zager JS, Lyman GH. 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. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 01; 36(4):399-413. PMID: 29232171.
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    15. Balch CM, Roh M, McMasters KM, Whippen D. Celebrating the Annals of Surgical Oncology's 25-Year Anniversary: One of the Most Cited Surgical Journals in the World. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):1-4. PMID: 29214449.
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    16. Johnson CD, Balch CM. Editor Note. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec; 24(Suppl 3):682. PMID: 26801780.
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    17. Balch CM, Roh MS, Hubona CM. The Annals of Surgical Oncology: An Oncology Journal for Surgeons. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):5-6. PMID: 29189969.
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    18. Balch C. What Is a Surgical Oncologist? : By the Editors of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):7-9. PMID: 29188499.
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    19. Roh M, Whippen D, Balch C. Letters to the Editor Anthology: An e-Supplement Resource. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 12; 24(Suppl 3):529. PMID: 29168101.
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    20. Gershenwald JE, Scolyer RA, Hess KR, Sondak VK, Long GV, Ross MI, Lazar AJ, Faries MB, Kirkwood JM, McArthur GA, Haydu LE, Eggermont AMM, Flaherty KT, Balch CM, Thompson JF. Melanoma staging: Evidence-based changes in the American Joint Committee on Cancer eighth edition cancer staging manual. CA Cancer J Clin. 2017 Nov; 67(6):472-492. PMID: 29028110.
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    21. Are C, Coit DG, McMasters KM, Giuliano AE, Anderson BO, Balch CM, Pathak KA, Audisio RA, Rubio IT, Gonzalez-Moreno S, Mori M, Eguchi H, Savant D, Prasad BKCM, Cheema MA, Chaudhry ZA, Yang HK, Park DJ, Coimbra FJF, Quadros C, Said HM, Bargallo-Rocha JE. Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons: Declaration of Intent. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep; 24(9):2429-2431. PMID: 28676922.
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    22. Balch CM, Poston GJ, Coit D, Audisio R. Training a new generation of surgeons worldwide who are also oncologists. Chin Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug; 5(4):58. PMID: 27558256.
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    23. Audisio RA, Balch CM. Why Can't Surgeons Treat Older Patients the Same as Younger Patients? Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 12; 23(13):4123-4125. PMID: 27456957.
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    24. Balch CM, Klimberg VS, McMasters KM, Pawlik TM, Tanabe KK, Posner MC, Whippen D, Roh MS. Benchmarking the Scientific and Educational Impact of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 09; 23(9):2723-9. PMID: 27334224.
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    25. Liao N, Hunt KK, Balch CM. Management of invasive and non-invasive breast cancer in the United States and China. Chin Clin Oncol. 2016 Jun; 5(3):30. PMID: 27265301.
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    26. Balch CM, Poston GJ. Training a new generation of surgical oncologists worldwide. Lancet Oncol. 2016 06; 17(6):700-701. PMID: 27299262.
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    27. Hoekstra HJ, Wobbes T, Heineman E, Haryono S, Aryandono T, Balch CM. Fighting Global Disparities in Cancer Care: A Surgical Oncology View. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 07; 23(7):2131-6. PMID: 27038459.
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    28. Balch CM, Coit DG, Berman RS. 2015 James Ewing Lecture: The 75-Year History of the Society of Surgical Oncology—Part II: The Transitional Years (1966–1990). Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Feb; 23(2):358-64. PMID: 26464191.
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    29. Balch CM, Coit DG, Berman RS. 2015 James Ewing Lecture: 75-Year History of the Society of Surgical Oncology-Part III: The Transformative Years (1991-2015). Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 May; 23(5):1409-17. PMID: 26822879.
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    30. Balch CM, Hoon DS. Donald L. Morton, MD.... A Legendary Surgical Oncologist and Consummate Investigator. Crit Rev Oncog. 2016; 21(1-2):3-5. PMID: 27480997.
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    31. Balch CM, Nelson H, Niederhuber JE. Surgery: Limitations of prospective surgical oncology trials - a US view. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan; 13(1):6-8. PMID: 26598945.
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    32. Ross MI, Balch CM. Excision Margins of Melanoma Make a Difference: New Data Support an Old Paradigm. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Apr; 23(4):1053-6. PMID: 26561402.
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    33. Balch CM, Coit DG, Berman RS. 2015 James Ewing Lecture: The 75-Year History of the Society of Surgical Oncology-Part I: The Traditional Years (1940-1965). Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan; 23(1):16-22. PMID: 26340862.
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    34. Sullivan R, Alatise OI, Anderson BO, Audisio R, Autier P, Aggarwal A, Balch C, Brennan MF, Dare A, D'Cruz A, Eggermont AM, Fleming K, Gueye SM, Hagander L, Herrera CA, Holmer H, Ilbawi AM, Jarnheimer A, Ji JF, Kingham TP, Liberman J, Leather AJ, Meara JG, Mukhopadhyay S, Murthy SS, Omar S, Parham GP, Pramesh CS, Riviello R, Rodin D, Santini L, Shrikhande SV, Shrime M, Thomas R, Tsunoda AT, van de Velde C, Veronesi U, Vijaykumar DK, Watters D, Wang S, Wu YL, Zeiton M, Purushotham A. Global cancer surgery: delivering safe, affordable, and timely cancer surgery. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Sep; 16(11):1193-224. PMID: 26427363.
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    35. Balch CM, Ross MI. Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Node Biopsy in Melanoma. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jul; 150(7):623-4. PMID: 26016730.
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    36. Cavanaugh-Hussey MW, Mu EW, Kang S, Balch CM, Wang T. 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). Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul; 22(7):2120-6. PMID: 25940571.
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    37. Balch CM. Decreased Survival Rates of Older-Aged Patients with Melanoma: Biological Differences or Undertreatment? Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul; 22(7):2101-3. PMID: 25840561.
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    38. Are C, Malik M, Patel A, Wong S, Balch C. The training and certification of surgical oncologists globally. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar; 22(3):710-8. PMID: 25605512.
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    39. Balch CM. The value of multidiciplinary cancer care and research: the role of the surgeon as an oncologist and clinical investigator. Chin Clin Oncol. 2014 Dec; 3(4):42. PMID: 25841523.
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    40. Klimberg VS, Balch CM. The distinctive features of surgical oncology as a specialty: considerations for Chinese surgeons. Chin Clin Oncol. 2014 Dec; 3(4):44. PMID: 25841525.
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    41. Balch CM, Roh MS, Whippen D, Suzanne Klimberg V. Annals of Surgical Oncology: the first 20 years. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Nov; 21(12):3708-12. PMID: 25216601.
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    42. Balch CM, Roh MS, Suzanne Klimberg V, Whippen DA. In memoriam: Donald L. Morton, MD (1934-2014): an icon in surgical oncology : past president, society of surgical oncology (1992-1993) and associate editor, annals of surgical oncology (1993-2014). Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 May; 21(5):1413-6. PMID: 24633667.
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    43. Balch CM, Thompson JF, Gershenwald JE, Soong SJ, Ding S, McMasters KM, Coit DG, Eggermont AM, Gimotty PA, Johnson TM, Kirkwood JM, Leong SP, Ross MI, Byrd DR, Cochran AJ, Mihm MC, Morton DL, Atkins MB, Flaherty KT, Sondak VK. 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. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr; 21(4):1075-81. PMID: 24531700.
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    44. Balch CM, Gershenwald JE. Clinical value of the sentinel-node biopsy in primary cutaneous melanoma. N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 13; 370(7):663-4. PMID: 24521113.
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    45. Rao R, Euhus D, Mayo HG, Balch C. Axillary node interventions in breast cancer: a systematic review. JAMA. 2013 Oct 02; 310(13):1385-94. PMID: 24084924.
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    46. Balch CM. Balancing benefits and risks of melanoma treatment: what do we tell our patients? Oncology (Williston Park). 2013 Oct; 27(10):1026-7. PMID: 24367862.
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    47. Balch CM, Soong SJ, Gershenwald JE, Thompson JF, Coit DG, Atkins MB, Ding S, Cochran AJ, Eggermont AM, Flaherty KT, Gimotty PA, Johnson TM, Kirkwood JM, Leong SP, McMasters KM, Mihm MC, Morton DL, Ross MI, Sondak VK. Age as a prognostic factor in patients with localized melanoma and regional metastases. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Nov; 20(12):3961-8. PMID: 23838920.
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    48. Balch CM. The importance of surgical oncology in China: a view from across the ocean. Chin Clin Oncol. 2012 Dec; 1(2):16. PMID: 25841394.
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    49. Dyrbye LN, Freischlag J, Kaups KL, Oreskovich MR, Satele DV, Hanks JB, Sloan JA, Balch CM, Shanafelt TD. Work-home conflicts have a substantial impact on career decisions that affect the adequacy of the surgical workforce. Arch Surg. 2012 Oct; 147(10):933-9. PMID: 23117833.
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    50. Balch CM. Chinese Clinical Oncology: a new oncology journal for oncology physicians and researchers worldwide. Chin Clin Oncol. 2012 Sep; 1(1):1. PMID: 25842059.
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    51. Wong SL, Balch CM, Hurley P, Agarwala SS, Akhurst TJ, Cochran A, Cormier JN, Gorman M, Kim TY, McMasters KM, Noyes RD, Schuchter LM, Valsecchi ME, Weaver DL, Lyman GH. Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology joint clinical practice guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Aug 10; 30(23):2912-8. PMID: 22778321.
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    52. Wong SL, Balch CM, Hurley P, Agarwala SS, Akhurst TJ, Cochran A, Cormier JN, Gorman M, Kim TY, McMasters KM, Noyes RD, Schuchter LM, Valsecchi ME, Weaver DL, Lyman GH. Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology joint clinical practice guideline. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct; 19(11):3313-24. PMID: 22766987.
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    53. Shanafelt TD, Oreskovich MR, Dyrbye LN, Satele DV, Hanks JB, Sloan JA, Balch CM. Avoiding burnout: the personal health habits and wellness practices of US surgeons. Ann Surg. 2012 Apr; 255(4):625-33. PMID: 22388107.
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    54. Balch CM, Balch GC, Sharma RR. Identifying early melanomas at higher risk for metastases. J Clin Oncol. 2012 May 01; 30(13):1406-7. PMID: 22412128.
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    55. Oreskovich MR, Kaups KL, Balch CM, Hanks JB, Satele D, Sloan J, Meredith C, Buhl A, Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD. Prevalence of alcohol use disorders among American surgeons. Arch Surg. 2012 Feb; 147(2):168-74. PMID: 22351913.
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    56. Lange JR, Kang S, Balch CM. Melanoma in the older patient: measuring frailty as an index of survival. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Dec; 18(13):3531-2. PMID: 21879274.
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    57. Balch CM. Comanaging an organ transplantation and melanoma. Arch Surg. 2011 Dec; 146(12):1347-8. PMID: 22184291.
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    58. Balch CM, Bechamps G. Substance abuse among surgeons: the perils of losing your credentials. Arch Surg. 2011 Nov; 146(11):1291-2. PMID: 22213848.
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    59. Balch CM, Shanafelt TD, Sloan JA, Satele DV, Freischlag JA. Distress and career satisfaction among 14 surgical specialties, comparing academic and private practice settings. Ann Surg. 2011 Oct; 254(4):558-68. PMID: 21946217.
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    60. Balch CM, Oreskovich MR, Dyrbye LN, Colaiano JM, Satele DV, Sloan JA, Shanafelt TD. Personal consequences of malpractice lawsuits on American surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Nov; 213(5):657-67. PMID: 21890381.
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    61. Balch CM. Donald L. Morton, MD?…?a living legend in surgical oncology. J Surg Oncol. 2011 Sep; 104(4):338-40. PMID: 21858827.
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    62. Balch CM, Gershenwald JE, Soong SJ, Thompson JF. Update on the melanoma staging system: the importance of sentinel node staging and primary tumor mitotic rate. J Surg Oncol. 2011 Sep; 104(4):379-85. PMID: 21858832.
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    63. Balch CM, Shanafelt T. Combating stress and burnout in surgical practice: a review. Thorac Surg Clin. 2011 Aug; 21(3):417-30. PMID: 21762865.
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    64. Balch CM, Shanafelt TS. Dynamic tension between success in a surgical career and personal wellness: how can we succeed in a stressful environment and a "culture of bravado"? Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 May; 18(5):1213-6. PMID: 21369737.
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    65. Thompson JF, Soong SJ, Balch CM, Gershenwald JE, Ding S, Coit DG, Flaherty KT, Gimotty PA, Johnson T, Johnson MM, Leong SP, Ross MI, Byrd DR, Cascinelli N, Cochran AJ, Eggermont AM, McMasters KM, Mihm MC, Morton DL, Sondak VK. Prognostic significance of mitotic rate in localized primary cutaneous melanoma: an analysis of patients in the multi-institutional American Joint Committee on Cancer melanoma staging database. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jun 01; 29(16):2199-205. PMID: 21519009.
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    66. Balch CM, Shanafelt TD. Burnout among surgeons: whether specialty makes a difference. Arch Surg. 2011 Apr; 146(4):385-6. PMID: 21502446.
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    67. Shanafelt T, Sloan J, Satele D, Balch C. Why do surgeons consider leaving practice? J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Mar; 212(3):421-2. PMID: 21356491.
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    68. Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Balch CM, Satele D, Sloan J, Freischlag J. Relationship between work-home conflicts and burnout among American surgeons: a comparison by sex. Arch Surg. 2011 Feb; 146(2):211-7. PMID: 21339435.
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    69. Farasat S, Yu SS, Neel VA, Nehal KS, Lardaro T, Mihm MC, Byrd DR, Balch CM, Califano JA, Chuang AY, Sharfman WH, Shah JP, Nghiem P, Otley CC, Tufaro AP, Johnson TM, Sober AJ, Liégeois NJ. A new American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: creation and rationale for inclusion of tumor (T) characteristics. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Jun; 64(6):1051-9. PMID: 21255868.
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    70. Shanafelt TD, Balch CM, Dyrbye L, Bechamps G, Russell T, Satele D, Rummans T, Swartz K, Novotny PJ, Sloan J, Oreskovich MR. Special report: suicidal ideation among American surgeons. Arch Surg. 2011 Jan; 146(1):54-62. PMID: 21242446.
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    71. Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Balch CM, Satele D, Freischlag J. Physicians married or partnered to physicians: a comparative study in the American College of Surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Nov; 211(5):663-71. PMID: 21035046.
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    72. Balch CM, Shanafelt TD, Dyrbye L, Sloan JA, Russell TR, Bechamps GJ, Freischlag JA. Surgeon distress as calibrated by hours worked and nights on call. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Nov; 211(5):609-19. PMID: 20851643.
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    73. Nading MA, Balch CM, Sober AJ. Implications of the 2009 American Joint Committee on Cancer Melanoma Staging and Classification on dermatologists and their patients. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2010 Sep; 29(3):142-7. PMID: 21051007.
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    74. Balch C, Whippen D, Suzanne Klimberg V, Roh M. Annals of Surgical Oncology: the global journal for surgeons treating patients with cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Sep; 17(9):2255-9. PMID: 20652639.
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    75. Shanafelt TD, Balch CM, Bechamps G, Russell T, Dyrbye L, Satele D, Collicott P, Novotny PJ, Sloan J, Freischlag J. Burnout and medical errors among American surgeons. Ann Surg. 2010 Jun; 251(6):995-1000. PMID: 19934755.
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    76. Gershenwald JE, Soong SJ, Balch CM. 2010 TNM staging system for cutaneous melanoma...and beyond. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun; 17(6):1475-7. PMID: 20300965.
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    77. Soong SJ, Ding S, Coit D, Balch CM, Gershenwald JE, Thompson JF, Gimotty P. Predicting survival outcome of localized melanoma: an electronic prediction tool based on the AJCC Melanoma Database. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Aug; 17(8):2006-14. PMID: 20379784.
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    78. Balch CM, Gershenwald JE, Soong SJ, Thompson JF, Ding S, Byrd DR, Cascinelli N, Cochran AJ, Coit DG, Eggermont AM, Johnson T, Kirkwood JM, Leong SP, McMasters KM, Mihm MC, Morton DL, Ross MI, Sondak VK. Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors among 2,313 patients with stage III melanoma: comparison of nodal micrometastases versus macrometastases. J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 10; 28(14):2452-9. PMID: 20368546.
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    79. Balch CM, Shanafelt T. Combating stress and burnout in surgical practice: a review. Adv Surg. 2010; 44:29-47. PMID: 20919512.
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    80. Roh M, Whippen D, Balch C. State of the Journal 2010: managing growth, extending our reach--now the official journal for the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jan; 17(1):1-3. PMID: 20013314.
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    81. Pesce C, Balch C, Jacobs L. Prediction of non-SN involvement in patients with SN isolated tumor cells or micrometastases. Breast Dis. 2010; 31(2):99-106. PMID: 21368372.
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    82. Balch CM, Gershenwald JE, Soong SJ, Thompson JF, Atkins MB, Byrd DR, Buzaid AC, Cochran AJ, Coit DG, Ding S, Eggermont AM, Flaherty KT, Gimotty PA, Kirkwood JM, McMasters KM, Mihm MC, Morton DL, Ross MI, Sober AJ, Sondak VK. Final version of 2009 AJCC melanoma staging and classification. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Dec 20; 27(36):6199-206. PMID: 19917835.
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    83. Jacobs LK, Balch CM, Soong SJ. Predicting the risk of axillary nodal metastases and their use in selecting breast surgery options. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Dec 01; 27(34):5673-5. PMID: 19826107.
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    84. Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Balch CM, Ko CY. National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 10; 27(32):5445-51. PMID: 19826131.
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    85. Sladden MJ, Balch C, Barzilai DA, Berg D, Freiman A, Handiside T, Hollis S, Lens MB, Thompson JF. Surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Oct 07; (4):CD004835. PMID: 19821334.
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    86. Frishberg DP, Balch C, Balzer BL, Crowson AN, Didolkar M, McNiff JM, Perry RR, Prieto VG, Rao P, Smith MT, Smoller BR, Wick MR. Protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with melanoma of the skin. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Oct; 133(10):1560-7. PMID: 19792045.
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    87. Shanafelt TD, Balch CM, Bechamps GJ, Russell T, Dyrbye L, Satele D, Collicott P, Novotny PJ, Sloan J, Freischlag JA. Burnout and career satisfaction among American surgeons. Ann Surg. 2009 Sep; 250(3):463-71. PMID: 19730177.
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    88. Balch CM, Jacobs LK. Mastectomies on the rise for breast cancer: "the tide is changing". Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Oct; 16(10):2669-72. PMID: 19644723.
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    89. Balch CM, Morton DL, Gershenwald JE, McMasters KM, Nieweg OE, Powell B, Ross MI, Sondak VK, Thompson JF. Sentinel node biopsy and standard of care for melanoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 May; 60(5):872-5. PMID: 19389531.
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    90. Balch CM, Freischlag JA, Shanafelt TD. Stress and burnout among surgeons: understanding and managing the syndrome and avoiding the adverse consequences. Arch Surg. 2009 Apr; 144(4):371-6. PMID: 19380652.
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    91. Bilimoria KY, Balch CM, Wayne JD, Chang DC, Palis BE, Dy SM, Lange JR. Health care system and socioeconomic factors associated with variance in use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma in the United States. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Apr 10; 27(11):1857-63. PMID: 19273706.
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    92. Balch CM. Microscopic satellites around a primary melanoma: another piece of the puzzle in melanoma staging. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 May; 16(5):1092-4. PMID: 19247717.
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