C M Balch

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Final version of 2009 AJCC melanoma staging and classification
    Charles M Balch
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe St, Osler 624, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:6199-206. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint New TNM melanoma staging system: linking biology and natural history to clinical outcomes
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Semin Surg Oncol 21:43-52. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Burnout and career satisfaction among American surgeons
    Tait D Shanafelt
    Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Surg 250:463-71. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Final version of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous melanoma
    C M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:3635-48. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint The new melanoma staging system
    Christina J Kim
    Department of Surgery, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Cancer Control 9:9-15. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Update on the melanoma staging system: the importance of sentinel node staging and primary tumor mitotic rate
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Surg Oncol 104:379-85. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Sentinel node biopsy and standard of care for melanoma
    Charles M Balch
    Departments of Surgery, Oncology, and Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 60:872-5. 2009
  8. pmc Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors among 2,313 patients with stage III melanoma: comparison of nodal micrometastases versus macrometastases
    Charles M Balch
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe St, Osler 624, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:2452-9. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Surgeon distress as calibrated by hours worked and nights on call
    Charles M Balch
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:609-19. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Combating stress and burnout in surgical practice: a review
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Surgery, 1515 Orleans St Cancer Research Building II, Room 507, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Adv Surg 44:29-47. 2010

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Final version of 2009 AJCC melanoma staging and classification
    Charles M Balch
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe St, Osler 624, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:6199-206. 2009
    ..To revise the staging system for cutaneous melanoma on the basis of data from an expanded American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Melanoma Staging Database...
  2. ncbi request reprint New TNM melanoma staging system: linking biology and natural history to clinical outcomes
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Semin Surg Oncol 21:43-52. 2003
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Burnout and career satisfaction among American surgeons
    Tait D Shanafelt
    Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Surg 250:463-71. 2009
    ..To determine the incidence of burnout among American surgeons and evaluate personal and professional characteristics associated with surgeon burnout...
  4. ncbi request reprint Final version of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous melanoma
    C M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:3635-48. 2001
    ..To revise the staging system for cutaneous melanoma under the auspices of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)...
  5. ncbi request reprint The new melanoma staging system
    Christina J Kim
    Department of Surgery, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Cancer Control 9:9-15. 2002
    ..Sentinel lymph node mapping defines a subset of patients with microscopic metastatic disease can be identified, offering greater accuracy in staging...
  6. doi request reprint Update on the melanoma staging system: the importance of sentinel node staging and primary tumor mitotic rate
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Surg Oncol 104:379-85. 2011
    ..A clinical scoring system model and multivariate predictive tool under the auspices of the AJCC has led to a first-generation web-based predictive tool (www.melanomaprognosis.org)...
  7. doi request reprint Sentinel node biopsy and standard of care for melanoma
    Charles M Balch
    Departments of Surgery, Oncology, and Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 60:872-5. 2009
    ..The panel comprised a cross section of expert melanoma surgeons who have contributed data and leadership to investigations of SNB...
  8. pmc Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors among 2,313 patients with stage III melanoma: comparison of nodal micrometastases versus macrometastases
    Charles M Balch
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe St, Osler 624, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:2452-9. 2010
    ..To determine the survival rates and independent predictors of survival using a contemporary international cohort of patients with stage III melanoma...
  9. doi request reprint Surgeon distress as calibrated by hours worked and nights on call
    Charles M Balch
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:609-19. 2010
    ..The relationships of working hours and nights on call per week with various parameters of distress among practicing surgeons have not been previously examined in detail...
  10. ncbi request reprint Combating stress and burnout in surgical practice: a review
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Surgery, 1515 Orleans St Cancer Research Building II, Room 507, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Adv Surg 44:29-47. 2010
    ..To provide the best care for our patients, we need to be alert, interested in our work, and ready to provide for our patient's needs. Maintaining these values and healthy habits is the work of a lifetime...
  11. doi request reprint Burnout and career satisfaction among surgical oncologists compared with other surgical specialties
    C M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:16-25. 2011
    ..Little is known regarding the rate of burnout, career satisfaction, and quality of life (QOL) among surgical oncologists compared with other surgical subspecialties...
  12. doi request reprint Combating stress and burnout in surgical practice: a review
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Surgery, 1515 Orleans Street Cancer Research Building II, Room 507, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 21:417-30. 2011
    ..This article explores causes of surgeon burnout and reviews results from the American College of Surgeons Burnout Survey. Strategies for personal and professional growth, wellness and renewal are also discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: controversy despite widespread agreement
    K M McMasters
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, KY 40202, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:2851-5. 2001
    ..Overall, the benefit of accurate nodal staging obtained by SLN biopsy far outweighs the risks and has important implications for patient management...
  14. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of a prospective surgical trial comparing 2 cm vs. 4 cm excision margins for 740 patients with 1-4 mm melanomas
    C M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 8:101-8. 2001
    ..The Intergroup Melanoma Surgical Trial began in 1983 to examine the optimal surgical margins of excision for primary melanomas of intermediate thickness (i.e., 1-4 mm). There is now a median 10-year follow-up...
  15. ncbi request reprint How pathologic staging informs the surgical management of primary cutaneous melanoma
    S Tsai
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 145:187-93. 2010
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Arnoldus Goudsmit, MD, PhD: chemotherapist, visionary, founder of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1909-2005
    Gretchen M Krueger
    Editorial Rx Inc, Orange Park, FL, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4033-6. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint Melanoma in children and teenagers: an analysis of patients from the National Cancer Data Base
    Julie R Lange
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1363-8. 2007
    ..This study examines the demographics, presentation, and outcomes of children and teenagers with melanoma using a US hospital-based oncology database...
  18. ncbi request reprint Melanoma in children: heightened awareness of an uncommon but often curable malignancy
    Julie R Lange
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatrics 115:802-3. 2005
  19. ncbi request reprint Screening for cutaneous melanoma
    Julie R Lange
    Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 14:799-811. 2005
    ..Programs targeting persons of low socioeconomic status and targeting white men over the age of 50 could address groups known to beat especially high risk of melanoma mortality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors analysis of 17,600 melanoma patients: validation of the American Joint Committee on Cancer melanoma staging system
    C M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:3622-34. 2001
    ..Thirteen cancer centers and cancer cooperative groups contributed staging and survival data from a total of 30,450 melanoma patients from their databases in order to validate this staging proposal...
  21. ncbi request reprint The new melanoma staging system
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 22:42-54. 2003
    ..Physicians managing melanoma should use this staging system in their clinical practice and in the conduct of melanoma clinical trials...
  22. ncbi request reprint Lymph node biopsy results for desmoplastic malignant melanoma
    Deborah L Cummins
    Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Cutis 79:390-4. 2007
    ..All others had negative results from histology and S100 stains. This study suggests that the frequency of positive SLNBs in DMM may be substantially lower than that of other melanomas...
  23. doi request reprint Health care system and socioeconomic factors associated with variance in use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma in the United States
    Karl Y Bilimoria
    Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:1857-63. 2009
    ..Guidelines recommend sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for patients with clinical stage IB/II melanomas, but not clinical stage IA melanoma. This study examines factors associated with SLNB use for clinically node-negative melanoma...
  24. doi request reprint Predicting outcomes in metastatic melanoma
    Charles M Balch
    Departments of Surgery, Oncology, and Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:168-9. 2008
  25. doi request reprint Nipple-sparing mastectomy: critical assessment of 51 procedures and implications for selection criteria
    Anna M Voltura
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:3396-401. 2008
    ..The cosmetic result and high patient satisfaction of nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has prompted further evaluation of the oncologic safety of this procedure...
  26. doi request reprint National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators
    Karl Y Bilimoria
    Department of Surgery, American College Surgeons, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5445-51. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to formally develop valid quality indicators for melanoma and to assess hospital-level adherence with these measures in the United States...