M I Ross

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of lymph node status in male breast cancer patients: a role for sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Daniel Albo
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 77:9-14. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Potential applicability of balloon catheter-based accelerated partial breast irradiation after conservative surgery for breast carcinoma
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:490-8. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Effective local control and long-term survival in patients with T4 locally advanced breast cancer treated with breast conservation therapy
    Jeannie Shen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:854-60. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint New American Joint Commission on Cancer staging system for melanoma: prognostic impact and future directions
    Merrick I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 15:341-52. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy after preoperative chemotherapy in breast cancer patients with documented axillary metastases
    Jeannie Shen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 109:1255-63. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: A critical update for dermatologists after two decades of experience
    Merrick I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd Unit 0444, Houston, TX 77030 USA Electronic address
    Clin Dermatol 31:298-310. 2013
  7. pmc Fibrin sealant does not decrease seroma output or time to drain removal following inguino-femoral lymph node dissection in melanoma patients: a randomized controlled trial (NCT00506311)
    Melinda M Mortenson
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    World J Surg Oncol 6:63. 2008
  8. pmc Multicenter phase II study of matured dendritic cells pulsed with melanoma cell line lysates in patients with advanced melanoma
    Antoni Ribas
    University of California Los Angeles UCLA, CA, USA
    J Transl Med 8:89. 2010
  9. pmc Autologous tumor-derived heat-shock protein peptide complex-96 (HSPPC-96) in patients with metastatic melanoma
    Omar Eton
    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Transl Med 8:9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Sentinel node biopsy for melanoma: an update after two decades of experience
    Merrick I Ross
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 29:238-48. 2010

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of lymph node status in male breast cancer patients: a role for sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Daniel Albo
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 77:9-14. 2003
    ..Blue dye injection and radioisotope injection were complementary. SLN biopsy should be considered for axillary staging in male breast cancer patients with clinically negative axillae...
  2. ncbi request reprint Potential applicability of balloon catheter-based accelerated partial breast irradiation after conservative surgery for breast carcinoma
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:490-8. 2004
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the percentage of patients who would be eligible for balloon catheter-based APBI based on the selection criteria of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the surgical VR...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effective local control and long-term survival in patients with T4 locally advanced breast cancer treated with breast conservation therapy
    Jeannie Shen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:854-60. 2004
    ..This study was conducted to assess the outcome of a carefully selected group of patients who presented with breast cancer involving the skin and who had breast conservation therapy (BCT) following neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
  4. ncbi request reprint New American Joint Commission on Cancer staging system for melanoma: prognostic impact and future directions
    Merrick I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 15:341-52. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy after preoperative chemotherapy in breast cancer patients with documented axillary metastases
    Jeannie Shen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 109:1255-63. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and accuracy of SLN biopsy after preoperative chemotherapy in patients with documented axillary metastases at presentation...
  6. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: A critical update for dermatologists after two decades of experience
    Merrick I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd Unit 0444, Houston, TX 77030 USA Electronic address
    Clin Dermatol 31:298-310. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Fibrin sealant does not decrease seroma output or time to drain removal following inguino-femoral lymph node dissection in melanoma patients: a randomized controlled trial (NCT00506311)
    Melinda M Mortenson
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    World J Surg Oncol 6:63. 2008
    ....
  8. pmc Multicenter phase II study of matured dendritic cells pulsed with melanoma cell line lysates in patients with advanced melanoma
    Antoni Ribas
    University of California Los Angeles UCLA, CA, USA
    J Transl Med 8:89. 2010
    ....
  9. pmc Autologous tumor-derived heat-shock protein peptide complex-96 (HSPPC-96) in patients with metastatic melanoma
    Omar Eton
    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Transl Med 8:9. 2010
    ..We sought to investigate the feasibility, safety, and antitumor activity of HSPPC-96 vaccines prepared from tumor specimens of patients with metastatic melanoma...
  10. doi request reprint Sentinel node biopsy for melanoma: an update after two decades of experience
    Merrick I Ross
    Semin Cutan Med Surg 29:238-48. 2010
    ..76 and 1 mm thick and have ulceration, high mitotic rates, or reach a Clark level IV. Therefore, melanomas with IB or greater staging should be considered for SLNB...
  11. doi request reprint Current status of hyperthermic limb perfusion for in-transit melanoma
    Merrick I Ross
    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Hyperthermia 24:205-17. 2008
    ..Finally, perfusion based treatment of in-transit melanoma is an excellent model for studying novel agents and regimens in both the pre-clinical and patient care setting...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sentinel node dissection in early-stage breast cancer: ongoing prospective randomized trials in the USA
    M I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 8:77S-81S. 2001
    ..Two prospective randomized trials using sentinel node biopsy have been implemented in the United States: the NSABP B-32 trial and the ACOSOG Z0010/Z0011 trials. Design, hypotheses, and rationale for these trials are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Early-stage melanoma: staging criteria and prognostic modeling
    Merrick I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 12:2312s-2319s. 2006
    ..The combination of genomic profiling using microarray analyses and the development of targeted therapy holds the future promise of individualizing prognosis and therapy...
  14. doi request reprint Evidence-based treatment of early-stage melanoma
    Merrick I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Oncol 104:341-53. 2011
    ..The degree to which established national treatment guidelines are followed and the consequences of non-compliance with these guidelines have become the focus of recent clinical investigations; results of these efforts are also discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of breast preservation in the treatment of occult primary carcinoma presenting with axillary metastases
    G Vlastos
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 8:425-31. 2001
    ..0001). CONCLUSIONS: Occult primary carcinoma with axillary metastases can be treated with preservation of the breast without a negative impact on local control or survival...
  16. ncbi request reprint Breast conservation therapy as a treatment option for the elderly. The M. D. Anderson experience
    G Vlastos
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 92:1092-100. 2001
    ..This treatment should be considered as the standard of care for elderly patients without severe comorbid disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Adverse prognostic significance of infraclavicular lymph nodes detected by ultrasonography in patients with locally advanced breast cancer
    L A Newman
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Box 444, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 181:313-8. 2001
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Significance of plasma cytokine levels in melanoma patients with histologically negative sentinel lymph nodes
    G A Porter
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 8:116-22. 2001
    ..Elevated levels of IFN-gamma may identify a group of early-stage melanoma patients who are more likely to have recurrence of disease and who may benefit from adjuvant therapies, including immunotherapies...
  19. doi request reprint Lymphovascular invasion and lobular histology are associated with increased incidence of isolated tumor cells in sentinel lymph nodes from early-stage breast cancer patients
    Elizabeth A Mittendorf
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:3369-77. 2008
    ..Our goal was to identify clinicopathologic features associated with ITC in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND)...
  20. 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
    ....
  21. doi request reprint A randomized phase III trial of biochemotherapy versus interferon-alpha-2b for adjuvant therapy in patients at high risk for melanoma recurrence
    Kevin B Kim
    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, M D Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston 77030, Texas, USA
    Melanoma Res 19:42-9. 2009
    ..86 and 0.45, respectively) between the two groups. Biochemotherapy is not more effective than IFN as adjuvant therapy for melanoma. These findings support early termination of this trial...
  22. ncbi request reprint Educational review: role of the surgeon in hereditary breast cancer
    L A Newman
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 8:368-78. 2001
    ..The reported literature in this area, including a discussion of the value of genetic counseling and genetic testing, is reviewed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathologic factors predicting involvement of nonsentinel axillary nodes in women with breast cancer
    Rosa F Hwang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:248-54. 2003
    ..Our aim was to determine factors that predict involvement of nonsentinel axillary nodes (NSLNs) in patients with positive SLNs...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcome of patients with lymph node-negative breast carcinoma who have sentinel lymph node micrometastases detected by immunohistochemistry
    Anees Chagpar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 103:1581-6. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Anaphylactic reactions to isosulfan blue dye during sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer
    D Albo
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Box 444, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 182:393-8. 2001
    ..Lymphatic mapping with blue dye should be performed in a setting where personnel are trained to recognize and treat anaphylaxis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Relationship of sentinel and axillary level I-II lymph nodes to tangential fields used in breast irradiation
    P J Schlembach
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 51:671-8. 2001
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Predictors and natural history of in-transit melanoma after sentinel lymphadenectomy
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 444, PO Box 301402, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:587-96. 2005
    ..Little information exists concerning the incidence, predictors, and natural history of in-transit disease since the introduction of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Predictors of invasive breast cancer in patients with an initial diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ: a guide to selective use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in management of ductal carcinoma in situ
    Tina W F Yen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:516-26. 2005
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine when the risk of finding invasive disease on final pathology in patients with an initial diagnosis of DCIS was sufficiently high to justify use of SLNB...
  29. ncbi request reprint Factors predictive of having four or more positive axillary lymph nodes in patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes: implications for selection of radiation fields
    Karen H Shahar
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 97, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 59:1074-9. 2004
    ..To determine the optimal arrangement for patients with positive SLNs, we studied what factors predicted for having four or more positive lymph nodes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Breast conservation after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: the MD Anderson cancer center experience
    Allen M Chen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:2303-12. 2004
    ..To determine patterns of local-regional recurrence (LRR) and ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) among patients treated with breast conservation therapy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of breast-conserving surgery for patients with breast carcinoma associated with nipple discharge
    Neslihan Cabioglu
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:508-17. 2004
    ..The purpose of the current study was to determine the feasibility of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for these patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint In vitro sensitivity to ultraviolet B light and skin cancer risk: a case-control analysis
    Li E Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1822-31. 2005
    ..However, an association between UV-induced chromosomal aberrations and risk of skin cancer in the general population has not been established...
  33. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction following radical resection of recurrent metastatic axillary melanoma
    John Y S Kim
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:1576-83. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of this radical surgical approach and help determine the risks and benefits for this patient population...
  34. ncbi request reprint Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the skin: defining a high-risk group
    John T Mullen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:902-9. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to identify relevant clinicopathologic prognostic factors associated with the outcomes of patients with invasive SCC in order to define a high-risk group...
  35. ncbi request reprint Predictors of locoregional recurrence among patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy
    Nadeem Q Mirza
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:256-65. 2002
    ..Our aim was to identify predictors of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and long-term follow-up...
  36. ncbi request reprint Treatment and outcome of patients with chest wall recurrence after mastectomy and breast reconstruction
    Anees Chagpar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Box 444, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 187:164-9. 2004
    ..We examined the impact of breast reconstruction on the treatment and outcomes of patients who subsequently developed a CWR...
  37. ncbi request reprint Is intraoperative touch imprint cytology of sentinel lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer cost effective?
    Jacqueline S Jeruss
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 107:2328-36. 2006
    ..The authors hypothesized that TIC, when compared with standard postoperative SLN assessment alone, would permit a cost-effective evaluation of SLNs in patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized, double-blind study of prophylactic antibiotics in axillary lymph node dissection
    R J Bold
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 176:239-43. 1998
    ..Antibiotic prophylaxis is controversial in patients undergoing axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). We determined whether preoperative antibiotics decreased incidence or treatment cost of infectious complications following ALND...
  39. ncbi request reprint Pelvic lymph node dissection is beneficial in subsets of patients with node-positive melanoma
    Brian Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, P O Box 301402, Houston, Texas 77030 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2867-75. 2007
    ..The objective of our analysis was to identify factors associated with involvement of pelvic nodes and to determine survival outcomes following DLND...
  40. ncbi request reprint Predictors of systemic recurrence and disease-specific survival after ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence
    Jeannie Shen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 104:479-90. 2005
    ..Therefore, the management of isolated IBTR remains controversial. The objective of the current study was to identify determinants of systemic recurrence and DSS after IBTR...
  41. doi request reprint Adjuvant high-dose interferon for cutaneous melanoma is most beneficial for patients with early stage III disease
    Daniel A Anaya
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 1402, USA
    Cancer 112:2030-7. 2008
    ..However, to the authors' knowledge, the role of this treatment in selected patients with early stage III disease has not been well studied...
  42. doi request reprint Role of primary tumor characteristics in predicting positive sentinel lymph nodes in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ or microinvasive breast cancer
    Min Yi
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 196:81-7. 2008
    ..We determined the incidence of positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or microinvasive breast cancer (MIC) and the predictive factors of SLN metastasis in these patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node dissection provides axillary control equal to complete axillary node dissection in breast cancer patients with lobular histology and a negative sentinel node
    Nazanin Khakpour
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 190:598-601. 2005
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Validation of a breast cancer nomogram for predicting nonsentinel lymph node metastases after a positive sentinel node biopsy
    Laura A Lambert
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:310-20. 2006
    ..To assess the generalizable use of this nomogram, validation analysis was performed by using an external database...
  45. ncbi request reprint Implications of lymphatic drainage to unusual sentinel lymph node sites in patients with primary cutaneous melanoma
    William E Sumner
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 95:354-60. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and significance of unusual sentinel lymph node drainage patterns in a large cohort of patients with primary melanoma...
  46. ncbi request reprint Intramammary lymph node metastases are an independent predictor of poor outcome in patients with breast carcinoma
    Jeannie Shen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:1330-7. 2004
    ..The goals of the current retrospective analysis were to elucidate the clinical relevance of intraMLN metastases and to assess the relation between such metastases and outcome in patients with breast carcinoma...
  47. ncbi request reprint Role for intraoperative margin assessment in patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery
    Neslihan Cabioglu
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:1458-71. 2007
    ..We investigated whether intraoperative margin assessment aids in obtaining negative margins, and to evaluate the local control thus achieved...
  48. ncbi request reprint Revised American Joint Committee on Cancer staging criteria accurately predict sentinel lymph node positivity in clinically node-negative melanoma patients
    Dennis L Rousseau
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:569-74. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to correlate the incidence of SLN metastasis with revised AJCC staging...
  49. ncbi request reprint Selective use of sentinel lymph node surgery during prophylactic mastectomy
    Judy C Boughey
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 107:1440-7. 2006
    ..The current study investigates the invasive cancer rate in PM and evaluates factors associated with invasive cancer to guide SLN surgery use...
  50. ncbi request reprint Randomized multicenter trial of hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion with melphalan alone compared with melphalan plus tumor necrosis factor: American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Trial Z0020
    Wendy R Cornett
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4196-201. 2006
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Chest wall recurrence after mastectomy does not always portend a dismal outcome
    Anees Chagpar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:628-34. 2003
    ..Chest wall recurrence (CWR) after mastectomy often forecasts a grim prognosis. Predictors of outcome after CWR, however, are not clear...
  52. ncbi request reprint Treatment and outcome of patients with intracystic papillary carcinoma of the breast
    Carmen C Solorzano
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 184:364-8. 2002
    ..Intracystic papillary carcinoma (IPC) of the breast is a rare form of noninvasive breast cancer. An appreciation of associated pathology with IPC may be critical in surgical decision-making...
  53. doi request reprint Factors predicting additional disease in the axilla in patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Jacqueline S Jeruss
    Department Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:2646-54. 2008
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Utility of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging staging before completion lymphadenectomy in patients with sentinel lymph node-positive melanoma
    Thomas A Aloia
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2858-65. 2006
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Use of lymphoscintigraphy defines lymphatic drainage patterns before sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer
    Kazumi Kawase
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:64-72. 2006
    ..We assessed whether drainage patterns seen on LSG were associated with histologic findings in axillary SLNs recovered at SLN biopsy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Classifying local disease recurrences after breast conservation therapy based on location and histology: new primary tumors have more favorable outcomes than true local disease recurrences
    Eugene Huang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 95:2059-67. 2002
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Physician recommendations regarding tamoxifen and patient utilization of tamoxifen after surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ
    Tina W F Yen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:942-9. 2004
    ..The current study was designed to evaluate the impact of NSABP B-24 on current practices at a comprehensive cancer center...
  58. pmc Accuracy of physical examination, ultrasonography, and mammography in predicting residual pathologic tumor size in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Anees B Chagpar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4095, USA
    Ann Surg 243:257-64. 2006
    ..To assess the accuracy of physical examination, ultrasonography, and mammography in predicting residual size of breast tumors following neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Bilateral anterolateral thigh flaps for large-volume breast reconstruction
    Jason J Rosenberg
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Microsurgery 24:281-4. 2004
    ..These are advantages compared to the use of gluteal donor sites. The disadvantages include more conspicuous donor-site scarring on the anterior thighs...
  60. ncbi request reprint Experience with sentinel lymph node biopsy for eyelid and conjunctival malignancies at a cancer center
    Navdeep Nijhawan
    Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, U S A
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 20:291-5. 2004
    ....
  61. pmc How should we view the results of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial-1 (MSLT-1)?
    Merrick I Ross
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:670-3. 2008
  62. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for ocular adnexal melanoma: experience in 30 patients
    Aaron Savar
    Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ophthalmology 116:2217-23. 2009
    ..To report the findings on sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in 30 patients with ocular adnexal (conjunctival or eyelid) melanomas...
  63. ncbi request reprint Impact of concurrent proliferative high-risk lesions on the risk of ipsilateral breast carcinoma recurrence and contralateral breast carcinoma development in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ treated with breast-conserving therapy
    Linda J Adepoju
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 106:42-50. 2006
    ....
  64. pmc Lymph node ratio predicts disease-specific survival in melanoma patients
    Yan Xing
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 115:2505-13. 2009
    ..The objectives of this analysis were to compare various measures associated with lymph node (LN) dissection and to identify threshold values associated with disease-specific survival (DSS) outcomes in patients with melanoma...
  65. ncbi request reprint Long-term complications associated with breast-conservation surgery and radiotherapy
    Funda Meric
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:543-9. 2002
    ..Breast-conservation surgery plus radiotherapy has become the standard of care for early-stage breast cancer; we evaluated its long-term complications...
  66. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node dissection in early stage breast cancer
    Kelly K Hunt
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 444, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Breast Cancer 9:282-8. 2002
  67. ncbi request reprint Utility of breast sentinel lymph node biopsy using day-before-surgery injection of high-dose 99mTc-labeled sulfur colloid
    C C Solorzano
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 8:821-7. 2001
    ..The delay between injection and surgery did not appear to promote significant passage of sulfur colloid to second-echelon nodes...
  68. pmc Microscopic tumor burden in sentinel lymph nodes predicts synchronous nonsentinel lymph node involvement in patients with melanoma
    Jeffrey E Gershenwald
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Quantitative Sciences, Unit 444, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4296-303. 2008
    ..We sought to determine predictors of additional regional LN involvement in patients with positive SLNs...
  69. pmc Breast cancer on the world wide web: cross sectional survey of quality of information and popularity of websites
    Funda Meric
    Section of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, USA
    BMJ 324:577-81. 2002
    ..To determine the characteristics of popular breast cancer related websites and whether more popular sites are of higher quality...
  70. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is accurate and reduces the need for axillary dissection in breast cancer patients
    Kelly K Hunt
    Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 250:558-66. 2009
    ..This study was performed to evaluate the accuracy of SLN surgery for patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus patients undergoing surgery first...
  71. ncbi request reprint Positive surgical margins and ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence predict disease-specific survival after breast-conserving therapy
    Funda Meric
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 97:926-33. 2003
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Repair of UV light-induced DNA damage and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Qingyi Wei
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 189, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:308-15. 2003
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy after previous wide local excision in patients with primary melanoma
    Christopher J Gannon
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 107:2647-52. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and accuracy of LM/SLNB in patients who have had a previous WLE...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Hepatic resection for metastatic melanoma: distinct patterns of recurrence and prognosis for ocular versus cutaneous disease
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 444, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:712-20. 2006
    ..Resection of melanoma metastatic to the liver remains controversial. We evaluated the efficacy of hepatic resection in patients with metastatic ocular and cutaneous melanoma and assessed factors that could affect survival after resection...
  79. ncbi request reprint Surgical conservation planning after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage II and operable stage III breast carcinoma
    H M Kuerer
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Box 444, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 182:601-8. 2001
    ..Resection of the tumor bed remains necessary in women deemed to have a complete clinical response to ensure low rates of recurrence...
  80. ncbi request reprint Surgery for abdominal metastases of cutaneous melanoma
    H Gutman
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    World J Surg 25:750-8. 2001
    ..Less than complete resection can provide durable palliation...
  81. pmc Phase II trial of imatinib mesylate in patients with metastatic melanoma
    K B Kim
    Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Br J Cancer 99:734-40. 2008
    ..However, based on the characteristics of the responding tumour in our study, clinical activity of imatinib, specifically in patients with melanoma with certain c-kit aberrations, should be examined...
  82. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned from the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial
    Kelly M McMasters
    The Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center and Center for Advanced Surgical Technologies CAST, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Surg Oncol 86:212-23. 2004
    ..Future analyses will evaluate the benefit of early therapeutic lymphadenectomy and early institution of adjuvant interferon alfa-2b therapy, as well as the validity of molecular staging...
  83. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for head and neck melanomas
    Celia Chao
    Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:21-6. 2003
    ..This analysis was performed to compare the results of SLN biopsy for H&N, truncal, and extremity melanomas...
  84. ncbi request reprint Re: Selective lymphadenectomy in sentinel node-positive patients may increase the risk of local/in-transit recurrence in malignant melanoma, Thomas and Clark
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Eur J Surg Oncol 31:323-4. 2005
  85. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with improved survival among young adult melanoma patients despite a greater incidence of sentinel lymph node metastasis
    Ryaz B Chagpar
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Surg Res 143:164-8. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the factors that affect sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis and survival among young melanoma patients (< or =30 y)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Patterns of early recurrence after sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma
    Celia Chao
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway, Suite 309, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 184:520-4; discussion 525. 2002
    ..Patterns of early recurrence after sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for melanoma was determined from the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial, which includes patients with Breslow thickness > or =1.0 mm and nonpalpable regional lymph nodes...
  87. doi request reprint Timing of surgical intervention for the intact primary in stage IV breast cancer patients
    Roshni Rao
    Division of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390 9155, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:1696-702. 2008
    ..The subset of patients who would most benefit from surgery remains unclear. This study evaluates the pathological attributes and optimum timing for surgery in patients who present with stage IV breast cancer and an intact primary...
  88. ncbi request reprint Is incisional biopsy of melanoma harmful?
    Robert C G Martin
    The Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, 315 East Broadway, Rm 313, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 190:913-7. 2005
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Interval sentinel lymph nodes in melanoma
    Kelly M McMasters
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisvill, 529 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 137:543-7; discussion 547-9. 2002
    ..For patients with melanoma, interval or in-transit sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) have the same risk for nodal metastasis as SLN in traditional (ie, cervical, axillary, and inguinal) nodal basins...
  90. ncbi request reprint Correlation between prognostic factors and increasing age in melanoma
    Celia Chao
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:259-64. 2004
    ..To gain further insight into this apparent paradox, we analyzed the relationship between age and other major prognostic factors...
  91. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node surgery in locally recurrent breast cancer
    Judy C Boughey
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Clin Breast Cancer 7:248-53. 2006
    ..Sentinel lymph node (LN; SLN) surgery is an accepted method for LN evaluation in early-stage breast cancer. We sought to evaluate the feasibility of SLN surgery in patients with locally recurrent breast cancer...
  92. ncbi request reprint An evidence-based staging system for cutaneous melanoma
    Charles M Balch
    American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 54:131-49; quiz 182-4. 2004
    ..6) A new convention was implemented for defining clinical and pathological staging so as to take into account the new staging information gained from lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy...
  93. ncbi request reprint Melanoma
    Alan N Houghton
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 4:666-84. 2006
  94. ncbi request reprint Prospective multi-institutional study of reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction for molecular staging of melanoma
    Charles R Scoggins
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center and Center for Advanced Surgical Technologies CAST, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2849-57. 2006
    ..To evaluate the prognostic significance of molecular staging using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in detecting occult melanoma cells in sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) and circulating bloodstream...
  95. 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
    ....
  96. doi request reprint Effect of multiple-nodal basin drainage on cutaneous melanoma
    Andrea C Federico
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292
    Arch Surg 143:632-7; discussion 637-8. 2008
    ..The number of nodal basins draining a primary cutaneous melanoma is not an independent predictor of outcome...