Charles M Balch

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Distress and career satisfaction among 14 surgical specialties, comparing academic and private practice settings
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Surg 254:558-68. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Age as a prognostic factor in patients with localized melanoma and regional metastases
    Charles M Balch
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:3961-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Personal consequences of malpractice lawsuits on American surgeons
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:657-67. 2011
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
    Charles M Balch
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:1075-81. 2014
  10. 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

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Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Distress and career satisfaction among 14 surgical specialties, comparing academic and private practice settings
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Surg 254:558-68. 2011
    ..We compared distress parameters and career satisfaction from survey results of surgeons from 14 specialties practicing in an academic versus private practice environment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Age as a prognostic factor in patients with localized melanoma and regional metastases
    Charles M Balch
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:3961-8. 2013
    ..We postulated that the worse prognosis of melanoma with advancing age reflected more aggressive tumor biology and that in younger patients the prognosis would be more favorable...
  3. doi request reprint Personal consequences of malpractice lawsuits on American surgeons
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:657-67. 2011
    ..Although malpractice lawsuits are often filed against American surgeons, the personal consequences with respect to burnout, depression, and career satisfaction are poorly understood...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
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  6. 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...
  7. 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)...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
    Charles M Balch
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:1075-81. 2014
    ..Melanoma had lower survival rates compared to younger patients. We postulated that the incidence of nodal metastasis would therefore be higher among older melanoma patients...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint A new American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: creation and rationale for inclusion of tumor (T) characteristics
    Sharifeh Farasat
    School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 64:1051-9. 2011
    ..However, based on new evidence, the AJCC has determined that cSCC should have a separate staging system in the 7th edition AJCC staging manual...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc Mayo Clinic consensus recommendations for the depth of excision in primary cutaneous melanoma
    Travis E Grotz
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 86:522-8. 2011
    ....
  25. ncbi 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...