Matthew T Ballo

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Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Radiation therapy for malignant melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 83:323-42. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Radiotherapy for cutaneous malignant melanoma: rationale and indications
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 18:99-107; discussion 107-10, 113-4. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint A critical assessment of adjuvant radiotherapy for inguinal lymph node metastases from melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:1079-84. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Box 97, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 12:449-67, vii. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Melanoma metastatic to cervical lymph nodes: Can radiotherapy replace formal dissection after local excision of nodal disease?
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Head Neck 27:718-21. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Combined-modality therapy for patients with regional nodal metastases from melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:106-13. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Current results of brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 97, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Curr Opin Oncol 15:313-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Interval between surgery and radiotherapy: effect on local control of soft tissue sarcoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:1461-7. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma: an analysis of radiation and surgical treatment
    Matthew T Ballo
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:158-63. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant irradiation for axillary metastases from malignant melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Departments of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52:964-72. 2002

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Radiation therapy for malignant melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 83:323-42. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Radiotherapy for cutaneous malignant melanoma: rationale and indications
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 18:99-107; discussion 107-10, 113-4. 2004
    ..This will be the topic of future research...
  3. ncbi request reprint A critical assessment of adjuvant radiotherapy for inguinal lymph node metastases from melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:1079-84. 2004
    ..Although patients with inguinal or pelvic lymph node (LN) metastases from melanoma may develop regional recurrence after dissection, the role of adjuvant radiotherapy remains controversial...
  4. ncbi request reprint Radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Box 97, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 12:449-67, vii. 2003
    ..This article focuses primarily on the role of radiation for malignant soft tissue sarcoma and selected borderline tumors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Melanoma metastatic to cervical lymph nodes: Can radiotherapy replace formal dissection after local excision of nodal disease?
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Head Neck 27:718-21. 2005
    ..Completion cervical lymphadenectomy is usually performed after excisional biopsy of nodal metastases from melanoma. Radiation (XRT) might be effective for some patients in lieu of formal lymph node dissection...
  6. ncbi request reprint Combined-modality therapy for patients with regional nodal metastases from melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:106-13. 2006
    ..To evaluate the outcome and patterns of failure for patients with nodal metastases from melanoma treated with combined-modality therapy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Current results of brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 97, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Curr Opin Oncol 15:313-8. 2003
    ..Although the application of HDR brachytherapy to soft tissue sarcoma is relatively new, it seems to result in a satisfactory local control rate and may replace traditional low-dose-rate techniques...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interval between surgery and radiotherapy: effect on local control of soft tissue sarcoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:1461-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the clinical significance of the interval between surgery and postoperative radiotherapy (RT) for patients with soft tissue sarcoma...
  9. ncbi request reprint Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma: an analysis of radiation and surgical treatment
    Matthew T Ballo
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:158-63. 2007
    ..To evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with localized retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma (STS) treated with complete surgical resection and radiation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant irradiation for axillary metastases from malignant melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Departments of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52:964-72. 2002
    ..To evaluate the outcome and treatment-related toxicity for patients with axillary lymph node metastases from malignant melanoma treated with surgery and radiation, with or without systemic therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sphincter-sparing local excision and adjuvant radiation for anal-rectal melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:4555-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the outcome and toxicity of a sphincter-sparing treatment strategy in the management of patients with anal-rectal melanoma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant irradiation for cervical lymph node metastases from melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas77030, USA
    Cancer 97:1789-96. 2003
    ..The risk of regional disease recurrence after surgery alone for lymph node metastases from melanoma is well documented. The role of adjuvant irradiation remains controversial...
  13. doi request reprint Radiation therapy field extent for adjuvant treatment of axillary metastases from malignant melanoma
    Beth M Beadle
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1376-82. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Surgical margins and reresection in the management of patients with soft tissue sarcoma using conservative surgery and radiation therapy
    Gunar K Zagars
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 97:2544-53. 2003
    ..The potential benefits of such reresection have not been documented adequately...
  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of prospective trial of surgery alone with selective use of radiation for patients with T1 extremity and trunk soft tissue sarcomas
    Peter W T Pisters
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4095, USA
    Ann Surg 246:675-81; discussion 681-2. 2007
    ..We conducted a prospective trial to define the local recurrence rates for selected patients with T1 soft tissue sarcomas (STS) treated by surgery alone...
  16. doi request reprint Biochemotherapy in patients with advanced head and neck mucosal melanoma
    Holly L Bartell
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Head Neck 30:1592-8. 2008
    ..No systemic therapy regimen has been recognized as effective for metastatic mucosal melanoma of the head and neck. We retrospectively analyzed the effectiveness of biochemotherapy in patients with advanced head and neck mucosal melanoma...
  17. ncbi request reprint Phase I trial of preoperative doxorubicin-based concurrent chemoradiation and surgical resection for localized extremity and body wall soft tissue sarcomas
    Peter W T Pisters
    Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3375-80. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Complications of combined modality treatment of primary lower extremity soft-tissue sarcomas
    Christopher P Cannon
    Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230, USA
    Cancer 107:2455-61. 2006
    ..Correlations between various patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics and complications in patients undergoing combined modality treatment for primary lower extremity soft-tissue sarcomas were investigated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for patients with localized soft-tissue sarcoma treated with conservation surgery and radiation therapy: an analysis of 1225 patients
    Gunar K Zagars
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 97:2530-43. 2003
    ..Prognostic factors for patients with soft-tissue sarcoma who are treated with conservative surgery and radiation are documented poorly...
  20. ncbi request reprint Elective radiotherapy provides regional control for patients with cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck
    Mark D Bonnen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:383-9. 2004
    ..Toxicity was also assessed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy for primary cutaneous desmoplastic melanoma
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77230, USA
    Cancer 106:900-6. 2006
    ..The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in the treatment of desmoplastic melanoma (DM) remains undefined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of SLNB for DM...
  22. ncbi request reprint Excellent local control rates and distinctive patterns of failure in myxoid liposarcoma treated with conservation surgery and radiotherapy
    B Ashleigh Guadagnolo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70:760-5. 2008
    ..To evaluate the local control rates and patterns of metastatic relapse in patients with localized myxoid liposarcoma treated with conservation surgery and radiotherapy (RT)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of two prospective trials of preoperative external beam radiotherapy for localized intermediate- or high-grade retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA, and Department of Surgery, The University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:508-17. 2006
    ..We evaluated the long-term outcome of patients with operable RPS who were treated with protocol-based preoperative radiotherapy followed by complete surgical resection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Phase I trial of preoperative concurrent doxorubicin and radiation therapy, surgical resection, and intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy for patients with localized retroperitoneal sarcoma
    Peter W T Pisters
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:3092-7. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Preoperative vs. postoperative radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcoma: a retrospective comparative evaluation of disease outcome
    Gunar K Zagars
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56:482-8. 2003
    ..However, there is little evidence regarding the relative effectiveness of preoperative vs. postoperative XRT. This retrospective study addresses the relative effectiveness of disease control by these two treatment sequences...
  26. ncbi request reprint The effect of preoperative radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery on wound complications after resection of extremity soft-tissue sarcomas
    Jennifer F Tseng
    Sarcoma Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:1209-15. 2006
    ..Major wound complications (MWCs) are frequent after preoperative radiotherapy (RT) for extremity soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). We examined the rate of MWCs at a single institution with readily available reconstructive surgery...
  27. ncbi request reprint Management of locally recurrent soft-tissue sarcoma after prior surgery and radiation therapy
    Mylin A Torres
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:1124-9. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Sequencing radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma when re-resection is planned
    Gunar K Zagars
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56:21-7. 2003
    ..To evaluate whether disease outcome for localized soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) excised before referral to a specialist center and there re-resected was influenced by the timing of radiation therapy (XRT)-before or after re-resection...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes for synovial sarcoma treated with conservation surgery and radiotherapy
    B Ashleigh Guadagnolo
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:1173-80. 2007
    ..To evaluate prognostic factors and treatment outcomes in patients with localized synovial sarcoma treated with conservation surgery and radiotherapy (RT)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Periosteal margin in soft-tissue sarcoma
    Patrick P Lin
    Section of Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230, USA
    Cancer 109:598-602. 2007
    ..Soft-tissue sarcomas frequently rest in contact with bone. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the risk of local recurrence for sarcomas adjacent to bone and to determine whether the periosteum provides an adequate margin of resection...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for disease-specific survival after first relapse of soft-tissue sarcoma: analysis of 402 patients with disease relapse after initial conservative surgery and radiotherapy
    Gunar K Zagars
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57:739-47. 2003
    ..To document the prognostic factors for survival of patients with soft-tissue sarcoma sustaining a first relapse after definitive treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Angiosarcoma of the breast
    Stephan A Vorburger
    The Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77230, USA
    Cancer 104:2682-8. 2005
    ..Angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare entity. The objectives of this study were to evaluate prognostic factors and determine outcomes in a large contemporary series of patients...
  33. doi request reprint Liposarcoma of the head and neck: The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center experience
    Erica C Davis
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Head Neck 31:28-36. 2009
    ..Our aim was to review our experience with liposarcoma of the head and neck region...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes for desmoid tumors treated with radiation therapy
    B Ashleigh Guadagnolo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:441-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate long-term outcomes in patients with desmoid fibromatosis treated with radiation therapy (RT), with or without surgery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Adult rhabdomyosarcoma: outcome following multimodality treatment
    Darren J Little
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 95:377-88. 2002
    ..Childhood rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) has a relatively good prognosis. Outcome for adults with this disease is poorly documented due to its rarity...
  36. doi request reprint Staged reconstruction for resection wounds in sarcoma patients treated with brachytherapy
    Lior Heller
    Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 60:58-63. 2008
    ..Potential advantages include avoiding flap irradiation, reducing wound size and magnitude of the reconstructive procedure, and ensuring tumor-free surgical margins before definitive reconstruction...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of staging computed tomography of the chest in patients with T2 soft tissue sarcomas
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 94:197-204. 2002
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Radiotherapy in the management of giant cell tumor of bone
    Jimmy J Caudell
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57:158-65. 2003
    ..To evaluate the outcomes of patients with giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) treated with radiotherapy (RT) with or without surgical resection...
  39. ncbi request reprint Biochemotherapy in patients with metastatic anorectal mucosal melanoma
    Kevin B Kim
    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:1478-83. 2004
    ..Patients with metastatic anorectal melanoma generally have an unfavorable prognosis, but no effective systemic therapy has been reported...
  40. ncbi request reprint Survival in patients with synovial sarcoma of the head and neck: association with tumor location, size, and extension
    William J Harb
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Head Neck 29:731-40. 2007
    ..Thus, we determined whether clinical characteristics and treatment were associated with recurrence and survival rates in patients with SS of the head and neck...
  41. ncbi request reprint Extraosseous osteosarcoma: response to treatment and long-term outcome
    Syed A Ahmad
    Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center and Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:521-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate the clinicopathologic features of extraosseous osteosarcoma (EOO), a rare soft tissue form of osteosarcoma, and to examine its response to multimodality therapy...
  42. doi request reprint Mortality after cure of soft-tissue sarcoma treated with conservation surgery and radiotherapy
    B Ashleigh Guadagnolo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 113:411-8. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to analyze the potential treatment-related mortality in long-term survivors of soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) treated with radiotherapy (RT) and conservation surgery...
  43. ncbi request reprint Mortality after cure of testicular seminoma
    Gunar K Zagars
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Box 97, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:640-7. 2004
    ..To determine the incidence of potentially treatment-related mortality in long-term survivors of testicular seminoma treated by orchiectomy and radiation therapy (XRT)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Optimizing treatment of desmoid tumors
    Dina Lev
    Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1785-91. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Significance of dose in postoperative radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma
    Gunar K Zagars
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56:473-81. 2003
    ..For soft tissue sarcoma, adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy improves the local control rate over surgery alone. However, the issue of a dose-control relationship is controversial and was addressed in this study...
  46. ncbi request reprint Preoperative chemoradiation treatment strategies for localized sarcoma
    Peter W T Pisters
    Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030 4009, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:535-42. 2002
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Postoperative adjuvant external-beam radiation therapy for cancers of the eyelid and conjunctiva
    Adam Hsu
    Section of Ophthalmology, and daggerDepartment of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 24:444-9. 2008
    ..To outline the indications for and our experience with postoperative adjuvant external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in patients with eyelid or conjunctival cancers...
  48. ncbi request reprint The optimization of dose delivery for intraoperative high-dose-rate radiation therapy using curved HAM applicators
    A Sam Beddar
    Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Radiother Oncol 78:207-12. 2006
    ..To determine the effect of the curvature of Harrison-Anderson-Mick applicators on the dose distribution in high-dose-rate intraoperative radiation therapy (HDR-IORT)...
  49. doi request reprint A new paradigm for calculating skin dose
    Kent A Gifford
    Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Brachytherapy 12:114-9. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the external surface contour (ext) model of the skin with our current volumetric model for skin for radiation treatment planning in accelerated partial breast irradiation brachytherapy...
  50. ncbi request reprint Functional outcome after treatment of lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma: what should we tell our patients?
    Janice N Cormier
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:453-4. 2004