Keynote Session

Charles M. Balch, MD, Donald Morton Surgical Oncology Memorial Lecture: Clinical Utility of Sentinel Lymph Nodes


Emerald Ballroom April 20, 2017 8:45 am - 9:15 am

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Charles M. Balch, MD

Donald Morton Surgical Oncology Memorial Lecture: Clinical Utility of Sentinel Lymph Nodes (KEYNOTE)

Dr. Charles M. Balch has led a distinguished career as a clinical and academic surgical oncologist for the past 39 years, as a leading authority in both melanoma and breast cancer. He has also made significant contributions to laboratory research in tumor immunology and human T lymphocyte differentiation. He is author of over 730 publications, which have been cited over 21,000 times in the biomedical literature (an average of 56 citations per article, h-index of 70). He has lectured in over 38 different countries in the world and most of the major academic centers in the United States. Dr Balch is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, which is recognized as the leading journal in the world in its field, with over 11,000 surgical and library subscribers in 110 countries. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for Patient Resource Cancer Guides, which distribute over one million cancer guides (with 14 different titles) to cancer patients each year.