Charles R Scoggins

Summary

Affiliation: University of Louisville
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Factors associated with false-negative sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients
    Charles R Scoggins
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:709-17. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Surgery for hepatic cancer: are we making progress?
    Charles R Scoggins
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Ky Med Assoc 104:19-25. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Regression does not predict nodal metastasis or survival in patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Alison L Burton
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Am Surg 77:1009-13. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Ulceration as a predictive marker for response to adjuvant interferon therapy in melanoma
    Kelly M McMasters
    Department of Surgery, J Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg 252:460-5; discussion 465-6. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Second primary melanomas: incidence and outcome
    Matthew R Bower
    Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Am Surg 76:675-81. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Prognostic implications of anatomic location of primary cutaneous melanoma of 1 mm or thicker
    Glenda G Callender
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 202:659-64; discussion 664-5. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of sentinel lymph node micrometastatic tumor burden measurements in melanoma
    Michael E Egger
    Hiram C Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    J Am Coll Surg 218:519-28. 2014
  8. ncbi request reprint Diversity of stage III melanoma in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Michael E Egger
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:956-63. 2013
  9. doi request reprint A novel and accurate computer model of melanoma prognosis for patients staged by sentinel lymph node biopsy: comparison with the American Joint Committee on Cancer model
    Glenda G Callender
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:608-17; discussion 617-9. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic information from sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with thick melanoma
    Charles R Scoggins
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 145:622-7. 2010

Detail Information

Publications106 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Factors associated with false-negative sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma patients
    Charles R Scoggins
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:709-17. 2010
    ..Some melanoma patients who undergo sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy will have false-negative (FN) results. We sought to determine the factors and outcomes associated with FN SLN biopsy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Surgery for hepatic cancer: are we making progress?
    Charles R Scoggins
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Ky Med Assoc 104:19-25. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Regression does not predict nodal metastasis or survival in patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Alison L Burton
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Am Surg 77:1009-13. 2011
    ..68) or OS (RR, 1.01; 95% CI, 0.76-1.32; P = 0.93). These data suggest that regression is not a significant prognostic factor for patients with cutaneous melanoma and should not be used to guide clinical decision-making for such patients...
  4. doi request reprint Ulceration as a predictive marker for response to adjuvant interferon therapy in melanoma
    Kelly M McMasters
    Department of Surgery, J Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg 252:460-5; discussion 465-6. 2010
    ..This analysis was performed to investigate the hypothesis that ulceration predicts improved response to adjuvant interferon (IFN) therapy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Second primary melanomas: incidence and outcome
    Matthew R Bower
    Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Am Surg 76:675-81. 2010
    ..Ongoing surveillance of patients with melanoma is important given that a significant number will develop additional melanoma and nonmelanoma tumors. With close follow-up, second primary melanomas are usually detected at an early stage...
  6. doi request reprint Prognostic implications of anatomic location of primary cutaneous melanoma of 1 mm or thicker
    Glenda G Callender
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 202:659-64; discussion 664-5. 2011
    ..This analysis was performed to better define the influence of anatomic location of the primary melanoma on prognosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of sentinel lymph node micrometastatic tumor burden measurements in melanoma
    Michael E Egger
    Hiram C Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    J Am Coll Surg 218:519-28. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the classification scheme that best predicts nonsentinel node (NSN) metastasis, disease-free survival (DFS), and overall survival (OS)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diversity of stage III melanoma in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Michael E Egger
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:956-63. 2013
    ..Although all node-positive patients are considered stage III, there is controversy regarding the necessity of adjuvant therapy for all patients with tumor-positive SLN...
  9. doi request reprint A novel and accurate computer model of melanoma prognosis for patients staged by sentinel lymph node biopsy: comparison with the American Joint Committee on Cancer model
    Glenda G Callender
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:608-17; discussion 617-9. 2012
    ..We sought to develop a model that more accurately predicts prognosis in this population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic information from sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with thick melanoma
    Charles R Scoggins
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 145:622-7. 2010
    ..Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy provides valuable prognostic information for patients with thick (T4) melanoma...
  11. doi request reprint Prognostic factors in young women with cutaneous melanoma
    Alison L Burton
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 550 S Jackson Street, Ambulatory Care Building, 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 207:102-8. 2014
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathologic and survival differences between upper and lower extremity melanomas
    Michael E Egger
    University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Am Surg 78:779-87. 2012
    ..LE tumor location was not an independent risk factor for OS or DFS. Compared with UE melanoma patients, those with LE melanomas have a greater risk of tumor-positive SLN and local/in-transit recurrence...
  13. ncbi request reprint Surgeon and community factors affecting breast cancer sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Julie R Hutchinson
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Am J Surg 190:903-6. 2005
    ..We sought to determine whether the results of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy are related to practice and community factors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lymphovascular invasion as a prognostic factor in melanoma
    Michael E Egger
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Am Surg 77:992-7. 2011
    ..0001). LVI is associated with a greater risk of SLN metastasis. Although LVI is not an independent predictor of OS in general, it is a powerful predictor of worse OS among patients who have evidence of regression of the primary tumor...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of lymphoscintigraphy drainage patterns on sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with breast cancer
    Anees B Chagpar
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Suite 312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 190:557-62. 2005
    ..Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy examination is an accepted method of staging breast cancer patients. SLN biopsy examination in patients with drainage to the internal mammary chain (IMC) nodes is controversial...
  16. doi request reprint Preoperative chemotherapy does not increase morbidity or mortality of hepatic resection for colorectal cancer metastases
    Charles R Scoggins
    Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:35-41. 2009
    ..Pre-hepatectomy chemotherapy appears to be safe and is an important part of the multidisciplinary approach for this disease...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Incidence of sentinel lymph node involvement in a modern, large series of desmoplastic melanoma
    Michael E Egger
    University of Louisville, Hiram C Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 217:37-44; discussion 44-5. 2013
    ....
  19. doi request reprint The lymph node ratio has limited prognostic significance in melanoma
    Michael E Egger
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Surg Res 179:10-7. 2013
    ..The importance of the lymph node ratio (LNR) after regional lymphadenectomy for cutaneous melanoma is unknown...
  20. doi request reprint Assessment of mitotic rate reporting in melanoma
    Alison L Burton
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Suite 312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 204:969-74; discussion 974-5. 2012
    ..However, because many pathologists continue to report MR in hpf units, we sought to compare the 2 conventions for reporting MR; this is important now that MR is used for staging and prognostic information...
  21. ncbi request reprint Factors determining adequacy of axillary node dissection in breast cancer patients
    Anees B Chagpar
    Departments of Surgery, University of Louisville, Lousiville, KY 40202, USA
    Breast J 13:233-7. 2007
    ..Surgeons with a more breast experience had a lower rate of adequate ALND. Patient age, surgeon academic affiliation, and breast experience, as well as community size are all significant factors predictive of adequacy of ALND...
  22. pmc Hepatectomy after hepatic arterial therapy with either yttrium-90 or drug-eluting bead chemotherapy: is it safe?
    Russell E Brown
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 13:91-5. 2011
    ..The safety of hepatic resection after hepatic arterial therapy (HAT) is not established...
  23. doi request reprint The prognostic significance of nonsentinel lymph node metastasis in melanoma
    Russell E Brown
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:3330-5. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that metastasis beyond the sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) to the nonsentinel nodes (NSN) is an important predictor of survival...
  24. doi request reprint Safety of hepatic resection in metastatic disease to the liver after yttrium-90 therapy
    Ryan Whitney
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    J Surg Res 166:236-40. 2011
    ..The goal of this review was to evaluate the use of yttrium-90 hepatic arterial therapy in the management of hepatic metastases and surgical downstaging...
  25. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of hepatectomy for colorectal metastases in the elderly
    Robert M Cannon
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    J Surg Oncol 104:804-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of hepatic metastasectomy in elderly patients with colorectal liver metastases (CLM)...
  26. doi request reprint Financial comparison of laparoscopic versus open hepatic resection using deviation-based cost modeling
    Robert M Cannon
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:2887-92. 2013
    ..There is a growing body of evidence suggesting the equivalence and in some cases superiority of laparoscopic liver resection versus open resection. Fewer data exist regarding the financial impact of laparoscopic liver resection...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Negative effects of transfused blood components after hepatectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer
    Robert M Cannon
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Am Surg 79:35-9. 2013
    ..0239). There was no significant adverse effect of transfusion with any product on overall or DFS. PRBC transfusion appears to increase the risk of postoperative complications; thus, strategies to minimize blood use may be warranted...
  29. doi request reprint Unique prognostic factors in acral lentiginous melanoma
    Michael E Egger
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway, Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 204:874-9; discussion 879-80. 2012
    ..This study was performed to identify clinicopathologic factors associated with survival in acral lentiginous melanoma...
  30. doi request reprint Outcomes and prognostic factors in nodular melanomas
    Michael E Egger
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Surgery 152:652-9; discussion 659-60. 2012
    ..This study was performed to determine prognostic factors and outcomes for nodular melanomas...
  31. ncbi request reprint Biopsy type does not influence sentinel lymph node status
    Anees B Chagpar
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 E Broadway, Suite 312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 190:551-6. 2005
    ..This study sought to determine whether the type of biopsy examination independently affects sentinel lymph node (SLN) status in breast cancer patients...
  32. doi request reprint Lymph node ratio: a proposed refinement of current axillary staging in breast cancer patients
    Suzanne C Schiffman
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:45-52; discussion 52-3. 2011
    ..The optimal method for classifying lymph node (LN) status in breast cancer patients is unknown. We sought to determine if LN ratio (LNR) improves axillary staging...
  33. doi request reprint Should all patients with melanoma between 1 and 2 mm Breslow thickness undergo sentinel lymph node biopsy?
    Michael P Mays
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Cancer 116:1535-44. 2010
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate prognostic factors in this subset of patients and determine whether all such patients require SLN biopsy...
  34. doi request reprint Obesity rather than neoadjuvant chemotherapy predicts steatohepatitis in patients with colorectal metastasis
    Matthew Bower
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 205:685-90. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to assess for other predictors of steatohepatitis and sinusoidal obstruction and to determine the role of obesity as a risk factor in patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CLM)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing readmission after pancreaticoduodenectomy: a multi-institutional study of 1302 patients
    Syed A Ahmad
    Central Pancreas Consortium, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Ann Surg 256:529-37. 2012
    ..Despite this progress, early readmission rates after PD have been reported as high as 50%. Few reports have delineated factors associated with readmission after PD...
  36. doi request reprint Factors associated with recurrence and survival following hepatectomy for large hepatocellular carcinoma: a multicenter analysis
    Suzanne C Schiffman
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Surg Oncol 101:105-10. 2010
    ..Optimal management of large (>5 cm) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains controversial. We sought to determine the factors associated with recurrence and survival for patients with large HCC following hepatectomy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prediction of sentinel lymph node-only disease in women with invasive breast cancer
    Anees B Chagpar
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway, Suite 312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 192:882-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to create a model that predicts which breast cancer patients will have sentinel lymph node (SLN)-only metastasis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Predicting patients at low probability of requiring postmastectomy radiation therapy
    Anees B Chagpar
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway, Suite 312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:670-7. 2007
    ..Given the ramifications of PMRT for immediate reconstruction, we sought to create a model using preoperative and intraoperative factors to predict which patients with a positive sentinel lymph node will have less than four LN+...
  39. ncbi request reprint Are 3 sentinel nodes sufficient?
    Anees B Chagpar
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Arch Surg 142:456-9; discussion 459-60. 2007
    ..Our objective was to determine the false-negative rate (FNR) associated with limiting SLN biopsy to 3 nodes...
  40. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with surgical options for breast carcinoma
    Anees B Chagpar
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, KY, USA
    Cancer 106:1462-6. 2006
    ..The current study evaluated the impact of patient and physician factors on surgical decision-making...
  41. doi request reprint Outcomes and prognostic factors in superficial spreading melanoma
    Michael E Egger
    Hiram C Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 550 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 206:861-7; discussion 867-8. 2013
    ..Prognostic factors and risk factors for positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy results are important to identify in superficial spreading melanoma (SSM)...
  42. pmc Gender-related differences in outcome for melanoma patients
    Charles R Scoggins
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Ann Surg 243:693-8; discussion 698-700. 2006
    ..To better understand the factors associated with the well-established gender difference in survival for patients with melanoma...
  43. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of alpha-fetoprotein staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma in noncirrhotic patients
    Nicolas P Burnett
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40206, USA
    Am Surg 79:716-22. 2013
    ..Patients presenting with HCC in the absence of cirrhosis appear to have different characteristics than patients with cirrhosis. Staging according to AFP level is an appropriate predictor of prognosis in noncirrhotic patients with HCC. ..
  44. doi request reprint Assessment of chemotherapy response in colorectal liver metastases in patients undergoing hepatic resection and the correlation to pathologic residual viable tumor
    Michael E Egger
    Hiram C Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:845-56; discussion 856-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the correlation of these criteria as well as the modified RECIST (mRECIST) with pathologic tumor response. A novel semi-automated volumetric assessment of tumor size was also investigated...
  45. doi request reprint Irinotecan drug-eluting beads in the treatment of chemo-naive unresectable colorectal liver metastasis with concomitant systemic fluorouracil and oxaliplatin: results of pharmacokinetics and phase I trial
    Robert C G Martin
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:1531-8. 2012
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Impact of post-operative complications on quality of life after pancreatectomy
    Nsehniitooh Mbah
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    JOP 13:387-93. 2012
    ..Pancreatectomies for malignant and benign diseases are increasingly being performed worldwide. Recent studies, that have evaluated quality of life in pancreatectomy, have reported conflicting outcomes...
  47. doi request reprint A proposed staging system for small bowel carcinoid tumors based on an analysis of 6,380 patients
    Christine S Landry
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    Am J Surg 196:896-903; discussion 903. 2008
    ..Little is known about the long-term prognosis of small bowel carcinoids because currently no staging system exists...
  48. doi request reprint The use of radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery in hormonally treated breast cancer patients is dependent on patient age, geographic region, and surgeon specialty
    Anees B Chagpar
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Am J Surg 195:793-8. 2008
    ..The use of radiation therapy (RT) after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is inconsistent in patients treated with hormonal therapy (HT). We sought to identify factors influencing the decision to use RT in this setting...
  49. doi request reprint A proposed staging system for gastric carcinoid tumors based on an analysis of 1,543 patients
    Christine S Landry
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 315 East Broadway, Room 313, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:51-60. 2009
    ..Incorporation of this staging system into clinical practice will allow better study of outcomes and development of stage-specific treatment recommendations...
  50. doi request reprint Surveillance after surgical treatment of melanoma: futility of routine chest radiography
    Russell E Brown
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center and Center for Advanced Surgical Technologies of Norton Hospital Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Surgery 148:711-6; discussion 716-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the clinical efficacy of routine CXR for recurrence surveillance in melanoma...
  51. doi request reprint Does mitotic rate predict sentinel lymph node metastasis or survival in patients with intermediate and thick melanoma?
    Brent A Roach
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 200:759-63; discussion 763-4. 2010
    ..The significance of mitotic rate (MR) in melanoma remains controversial...
  52. ncbi request reprint Imaged guided transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads loaded with doxorubicin (DEBDOX) for hepatic metastases from melanoma: early outcomes from a multi-institutional registry
    Russell E Brown
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Am Surg 77:93-8. 2011
    ..Salvage therapy with DEBDOX should be considered in the multidisciplinary therapy for this clinical dilemma...
  53. doi request reprint Tumor-positive resection margins reflect an aggressive tumor biology in pancreatic cancer
    Charles W Kimbrough
    Division of Surgical Oncology, The Hiram C Polk, J R, M D Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Surg Oncol 107:602-7. 2013
    ..Resection margin status has been shown to impact outcomes for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC), yet it remains unknown whether margin status is a reflection of tumor biology or surgical technique...
  54. ncbi request reprint Lymph node ratio is a significant predictor of disease-specific mortality in patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer
    Matthew Fox
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Am Surg 78:528-34. 2012
    ..However, neither a staging system based on LNR nor its efficacy compared with the current system could be determined from these data...
  55. pmc Differences between bipolar compression and ultrasonic devices for parenchymal transection during laparoscopic liver resection
    Nsehniitooh A Mbah
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 315 East Broadway 312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 14:126-31. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to compare operative characteristics and outcomes between bipolar compression and ultrasonic devices used for parenchymal transection during laparoscopic liver resection...
  56. doi request reprint Laparoscopic left pancreatectomy: complication risk score correlates with morbidity and risk for pancreatic fistula
    Sharon M Weber
    Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, H4 752 Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2825-33. 2009
    ..Surgeons are performing laparoscopic left pancreatectomy (LLP) with increasing frequency; however, determinants of perioperative outcome after LLP are not well defined. We evaluated factors contributing to morbidity after LLP...
  57. pmc Importance of low preoperative platelet count in selecting patients for resection of hepatocellular carcinoma: a multi-institutional analysis
    Shishir K Maithel
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:638-48; discussion 648-50. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that low platelet count would be independently associated with increased perioperative morbidity and mortality after resection...
  58. doi request reprint Phase II comparison study of intraoperative autotransfusion for major oncologic procedures
    Matthew R Bower
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:166-73. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that autotransfusion could be safely used for patients undergoing major oncologic procedures and reduce the need for allogeneic blood...
  59. doi request reprint A multicenter analysis of distal pancreatectomy for adenocarcinoma: is laparoscopic resection appropriate?
    David A Kooby
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:779-85, 786-7. 2010
    ..As compared with open distal pancreatectomy (ODP), laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) affords improved perioperative outcomes. The role of LDP for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is not defined...
  60. ncbi request reprint Proposed staging system for gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors
    Christine S Landry
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Am Surg 74:418-22. 2008
    ..Widespread use of this staging system may contribute to the future management and treatment of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors...
  61. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation vs. resection for hepatic colorectal metastasis: therapeutically equivalent?
    Nathaniel P Reuter
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:486-91. 2009
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of HCM compared to surgical resection...
  62. ncbi request reprint Prior biliary tree instrumentation does not preclude hepatic arterial therapy for malignancy
    Jason T Bowling
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Am Surg 76:618-21. 2010
    ..Hepatic arterial therapy seems to be safe for patients with unresectable hepatic malignancies and a history of significant biliary instrumentation. There is no increased risk of infectious complications in this population after HAT...
  63. doi request reprint Impact of histology on survival in retroperitoneal sarcomas
    Russell E Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 202:748-52; discussion 752-3. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze factors predictive of recurrence and survival for patients with resected RPSs...
  64. ncbi request reprint Do melanoma patients from Southern climates have a worse outcome than those from Northern climates?
    Charles E Woodall
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Am Surg 75:687-92; discussion 692. 2009
    ..Significant differences exist between primary melanomas based on geographic regions; however there are no differences in survival. Cumulative versus episodic sun exposure may play some role in these differences...
  65. 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
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open resection of hepatic colorectal metastases
    Robert M Cannon
    University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Surgery 152:567-73; discussion 573-4. 2012
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic versus open resection of hepatic colorectal metastases (CRM)...
  67. pmc Multi-institutional analysis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma demonstrating the effect of diabetes status on survival after resection
    Robert M Cannon
    Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 14:228-35. 2012
    ..The effect of diabetes on survival after resection pancreatic ductal carcinoma (PDAC) is unclear. The present study was undertaken to determine whether pre-operative diabetes has any predictive value for survival...
  68. doi request reprint recurrence following hepatectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer: development of a model that predicts patterns of recurrence and survival
    Charles R St Hill
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:139-44. 2012
    ..We sought to develop a model that predicts survival for patients who have developed recurrence following hepatectomy for mCRC...
  69. ncbi request reprint Should sentinel lymph-node biopsy be used routinely for staging melanoma and breast cancers?
    Charles R Scoggins
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Oncol 2:448-55. 2005
    ..The objectives of this review are to provide a current and concise overview of the current literature on SLN biopsy and describe its role in clinical oncology...
  70. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the management of regional lymph nodes in melanoma
    Christine S Landry
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Surg Oncol 96:316-21. 2007
    ..As investigators gained a deeper understanding of melanoma and lymphatic biology, newer methods of managing regional lymph nodes were sought. The advent of sentinel node biopsy has radically changed the approach to melanoma...
  71. doi request reprint Proposed staging system for colon carcinoid tumors based on an analysis of 2,459 patients
    Christine S Landry
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:874-81. 2008
    ..We sought to investigate prognostic factors associated with colon carcinoid tumors and create a predictive staging system to accurately estimate prognosis...
  72. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in melanoma
    Alison L Burton
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Am Surg 77:188-92. 2011
    ..0083). However, on multivariate analysis, TIL response was not a significant independent factor predicting DFS or OS. TIL response is a significant predictor of SLN metastasis but is not a major predictor of DFS or OS...
  73. doi request reprint Should hepatic metastatic colorectal cancer patients with extrahepatic disease undergo liver resection/ablation?
    Jerome Byam
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:3064-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that the survival of patients with EHD who receive aggressive multimodality care would be the same as those without EHD...
  74. doi request reprint A prospective phase II evaluation of esophageal stenting for neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer: optimal performance and surgical safety
    Russell E Brown
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:582-8; discussion 588-9. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that esophageal stenting during neoadjuvant therapy allows for optimal nutritional intake without adversely affecting perioperative outcomes...
  75. doi request reprint Bile cultures: a guide to infectious complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Vedra A Augenstein
    Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    J Surg Oncol 102:478-81. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of intraoperative bile cultures on the outcome of patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy...
  76. doi request reprint Precision hepatic arterial irinotecan therapy in the treatment of unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma: optimal tolerance and prolonged overall survival
    Suzanne C Schiffman
    Department of Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:431-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of drug-eluting bead (DEB) therapy by transarterial infusion for unresectable ICC...
  77. doi request reprint The lower incidence of melanoma in women may be related to increased preventative behaviors
    Nathaniel P Reuter
    Department of Surgery, CentraCare Clinic, St Cloud, MN, USA
    Am J Surg 200:765-8, discussion 768-9. 2010
    ..Men have a higher lifetime incidence of melanoma than women...
  78. ncbi request reprint Kentucky hepatoma: epidemiologic variant or same problem in a different region?
    Robert C G Martin
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 142:431-6; discussion 436-7. 2007
    ..However, noncirrhotic, nonfibrotic HCC has been recognized more frequently in Kentucky. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiologic features of this variant of HCC...
  79. ncbi request reprint Body mass index influences palpability but not stage of breast cancer at diagnosis
    Anees B Chagpar
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Am Surg 73:555-60; discussion 560. 2007
    ..9 vs > or =30). Increased BMI does not lead to a worse stage at presentation. Obese patients, however, tend to have nonpalpable tumors. Mammography in this population is especially important...
  80. ncbi request reprint Hepatic imaging characteristics predict overall survival in hepatocellular carcinoma
    Charles E Woodall
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Norton Healthcare Pavilion, 315 East Broadway, Suite 313, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2824-30. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to demonstrate that standard radiological imaging characteristics will predict overall survival in HCC...
  81. doi request reprint Analysis of 900 appendiceal carcinoid tumors for a proposed predictive staging system
    Christine S Landry
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 143:664-70; discussion 670. 2008
    ..Therefore, we sought to investigate prognostic factors associated with ACTs and to create a predictive staging system to accurately estimate prognosis...
  82. doi request reprint Empiric antibiotics for transarterial embolization in hepatocellular carcinoma: indicated?
    Chinmaya S Shelgikar
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Surg Res 151:121-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine antibiotics use in HCC undergoing TAE...
  83. doi request reprint Analysis of 6,747 pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors for a proposed staging system
    Robert C G Martin
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:175-83. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to devise a staging system of relevant prognostic factors to better predict overall survival in PNET...
  84. doi request reprint Is prior cholecystectomy associated with decreased survival in patients with resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma following pancreaticoduodenectomy?
    Suzanne C Schiffman
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, KY, USA
    Am J Surg 201:519-24. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that prior cholecystectomy leads to decreased overall survival in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
  85. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of microwave ablation of hepatic tumors: a prospective review of a 5-year experience
    Robert C G Martin
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:171-8. 2010
    ..Currently there have been no large reports of its use in the United States with appropriate long-term follow-up...
  86. doi request reprint An evaluation of 2537 gastrointestinal stromal tumors for a proposed clinical staging system
    Charles E Woodall
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Norton Healthcare Pavilion, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 144:670-8. 2009
    ..A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) staging system can be created with the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database...
  87. ncbi request reprint A proposed staging system for rectal carcinoid tumors based on an analysis of 4701 patients
    Christine S Landry
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    Surgery 144:460-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the clinicopathologic factors that affect survival for patients diagnosed with carcinoid of the rectum, and to use this information to create a staging system...
  88. ncbi request reprint Adequate lymphadenectomy results in accurate nodal staging without an increase in morbidity in patients with gastric adenocarcinoma
    Charles E Woodall
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Norton Healthcare Pavilion, 315 East Broadway, Suite 313, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 196:413-7. 2008
    ..Proper resection in gastric cancer should include more than 15 lymph nodes for accurate staging. We sought to determine if adequate nodal dissection would result in more accurate N staging without an increase in mortality...
  89. ncbi request reprint A phase II study of radiofrequency ablation of unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer with hepatic arterial infusion pump chemotherapy
    Robert C G Martin
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Surg Oncol 93:387-93. 2006
    ..It is unclear if this improvement can be extrapolated to unresectable liver metastases that undergo RFA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the combination of RFA and HAI chemotherapy for unresectable liver metastases...
  90. ncbi request reprint Microwave hepatic ablation: initial experience of safety and efficacy
    Robert C G Martin
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Surg Oncol 96:481-6. 2007
    ..Past concerns had been related to small ablation size and efficacy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, operative time, rate of complete ablation, and local recurrence...
  91. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting failure to identify a sentinel lymph node in breast cancer
    Anees B Chagpar
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, KY, USA
    Surgery 138:56-63. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to elucidate factors that independently predict failure to identify an SLN...
  92. ncbi request reprint Advances in the surgical management of liver malignancies
    Timothy M Pawlik
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Surgical Oncology, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer J 10:74-87. 2004
    ..Two recent randomized studies have also indicated improved survival after hepatic artery embolization in selected patients...
  93. pmc Clinicopathologic factors associated with false-negative sentinel lymph-node biopsy in breast cancer
    Robert C G Martin
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Ann Surg 241:1005-12; discussion 1012-5. 2005
    ..Because FN results are relatively rare, no prior studies have had sufficient sample size to allow detailed statistical analysis of factors predicting FN results...
  94. pmc Effect of surgical margin status on survival and site of recurrence after hepatic resection for colorectal metastases
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 241:715-22, discussion 722-4. 2005
    ..To evaluate the influence of surgical margin status on survival and site of recurrence in patients treated with hepatic resection for colorectal metastases...
  95. ncbi request reprint Is wedge resection of hepatic colorectal cancer metastases an oncologically sound alternative?
    Charles R Scoggins
    J Surg Oncol 97:496. 2008
  96. doi request reprint More options and improved outcomes for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Charles R Scoggins
    J Surg Oncol 98:74. 2008
  97. 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)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Extremity soft tissue sarcoma: evidence-based multidisciplinary management
    Charles R Scoggins
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    J Surg Oncol 90:10-3. 2005
  99. ncbi request reprint Quality of survival reporting in chemotherapy and surgery trials in patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma
    Robert C G Martin
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 315 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Cancer 106:1389-94. 2006
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the reporting of prognostic factors in MCC from chemotherapy and surgery trials and evaluate the ability to compare these results across treatments...
  100. ncbi request reprint Soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity and trunk: issues for the general surgeon
    Gerame Wells
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Am Surg 72:665-71. 2006
    ..Many general surgeons will see few of these tumors during their careers, and a review of the current literature and how it applies to patients afflicted with soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity or trunk is warranted...
  101. ncbi request reprint Liver-directed surgery for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to the liver: results of a multi-center analysis
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2807-16. 2007
    ..The role of hepatic resection for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) remains unknown. The current study evaluates the role of hepatic resection in patients with metastatic SCC to the liver...