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Random Truths and Universal Nonsense.

J Am Coll Surg 2020 Apr 16;230(4):357-362. Epub 2020 Jan 16.

The Hiram C Polk, Jr, MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.12.014DOI Listing
April 2020

Identifying Factors Predicting Prolonged Opioid Use After Mastectomy.

Ann Surg Oncol 2020 Apr 21;27(4):993-1001. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-08171-4DOI Listing
April 2020

Regional Variation in Appropriateness of Non-Hepatocellular Carcinoma Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Exception.

J Am Coll Surg 2020 Apr 31;230(4):503-512.e8. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Hiram C Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.12.022DOI Listing
April 2020

Optimal perfusion chemotherapy: A prospective comparison of mitomycin C and oxaliplatin for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in metastatic colon cancer.

J Surg Oncol 2020 Apr 1. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.25920DOI Listing
April 2020

Identifying factors influencing delays in breast cancer treatment in Kentucky following the 2014 Medicaid expansion.

J Surg Oncol 2020 Mar 29. Epub 2020 Mar 29.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.25914DOI Listing
March 2020

The Sunbelt Melanoma Trial.

Ann Surg Oncol 2020 Jan 16;27(1):28-34. Epub 2019 Sep 16.

The Hiram C Polk, Jr, MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07828-4DOI Listing
January 2020

Introducing: The Landmark Series.

Ann Surg Oncol 2020 Jan 11;27(1):1-2. Epub 2019 Oct 11.

The Hiram C. Polk, Jr. MD Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 40291, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07893-9DOI Listing
January 2020

Comparative gene expression analysis in melanocytes driven by tumor cell-derived exosomes.

Exp Cell Res 2020 Jan 31;386(1):111690. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yexcr.2019.111690DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6911827PMC
January 2020

Predictive preoperative and intraoperative factors of anastomotic leak in gastrectomy patients.

Am J Surg 2019 Dec 31. Epub 2019 Dec 31.

All Authors: University of Louisville, Division of Surgical Oncology, Hiram C Polk Jr Department of Surgery, Louisville, KY, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.12.030DOI Listing
December 2019

Age and Lymphovascular Invasion Accurately Predict Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis in T2 Melanoma Patients.

Ann Surg Oncol 2019 Nov 7;26(12):3955-3961. Epub 2019 Aug 7.

The Hiram C. Polk Jr, MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-019-07690-4DOI Listing
November 2019

Evaluating patterns of utilization of gene signature panels and impact on treatment patterns in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.

Surgery 2019 10 20;166(4):509-514. Epub 2019 Jul 20.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2019.04.044DOI Listing
October 2019

The role of JNK phosphorylation as a molecular target to enhance adenovirus replication, oncolysis and cancer therapeutic efficacy.

Cancer Biol Ther 2018 1;19(12):1174-1184. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

a Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology , University of Louisville School of Medicine , Louisville , KY , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15384047.2018.1491503DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6301809PMC
September 2019

Vertical Growth Phase and Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases: In reply to Roncati and Piscioli.

J Am Coll Surg 2019 Sep;229(3):325-326

Louisville, KY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.04.022DOI Listing
September 2019

Impact of the partnership between Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology, and .

Ann Gastroenterol Surg 2019 Jul 18;3(4):352-355. Epub 2019 May 18.

The Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD Department of Surgery University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ags3.12259DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6635686PMC
July 2019

Evaluating the relationship between ductal carcinoma in situ, calcifications, and margin status in patients undergoing breast conserving surgery.

J Surg Oncol 2019 May 11;119(6):694-699. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.25388DOI Listing
May 2019

ASO Author Reflections: The Sentinel Lymph Node in Melanoma: Now More Important Than Ever.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 12 11;25(Suppl 3):906-907. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Hiram C. Polk, Jr, MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6855-1DOI Listing
December 2018

Safety and efficacy of irreversible electroporation in the treatment of obstructive jaundice in advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

HPB (Oxford) 2018 11 26;20(11):1092-1097. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2018.06.1806DOI Listing
November 2018

Ductal carcinoma in situ current trends, controversies, and review of literature.

Am J Surg 2018 11 18;216(5):998-1003. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.06.013DOI Listing
November 2018

Joint Statement by the Surgery Journal Editors Group: Adopted by the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Sep 3;25(9):2512. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

The Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6611-6DOI Listing
September 2018

Women in surgery: A longer term follow-up.

Am J Surg 2018 08 6;216(2):189-193. Epub 2017 Jun 6.

Price Institute of Surgical Research, University of Louisville, 511 South Floyd Street, Louisville, KY 40202, United States; The Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 550 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.05.002DOI Listing
August 2018

Variability in Predictions from Online Tools: A Demonstration Using Internet-Based Melanoma Predictors.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Aug 22;25(8):2172-2177. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6370-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6219459PMC
August 2018

Differences between palpable and nonpalpable tumors in early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

Am J Surg 2018 08 17;216(2):326-330. Epub 2018 Feb 17.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.02.020DOI Listing
August 2018

Life, Surgery, and the Philosophy of Dry Creek.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 07 5;227(1):1-5. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.11.017DOI Listing
July 2018

Evaluating the Effect of Margin Consensus Guideline Publication on Operative Patterns and Financial Impact of Breast Cancer Operation.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 07 9;227(1):6-11. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.01.050DOI Listing
July 2018

2018 Presidential Address-Society of Surgical Oncology: The Fundamental Difference Between Cancer Treatment and Patient Care.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Jun 6;25(6):1449-1453. Epub 2018 Apr 6.

Division of Surgical Oncology, The Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6463-0DOI Listing
June 2018

Calculation of breast volumes from mammogram: Comparison of four separate equations relative to mastectomy specimen volumes.

J Surg Oncol 2018 Jun 22;117(8):1848-1853. Epub 2018 May 22.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.25076DOI Listing
June 2018

Differential expression of ABCB5 in BRAF inhibitor-resistant melanoma cell lines.

BMC Cancer 2018 Jun 22;18(1):675. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

The Hiram C. Polk, Jr MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4583-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6014033PMC
June 2018

Unique Genes in Tumor-Positive Sentinel Lymph Nodes Associated with Nonsentinel Lymph Node Metastases in Melanoma.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 May 1;25(5):1296-1303. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6377-xDOI Listing
May 2018

Temozolomide Enhances Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Virotherapy In Vitro.

Cancers (Basel) 2018 May 17;10(5). Epub 2018 May 17.

The Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers10050144DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5977117PMC
May 2018

Steps to Getting Your Manuscript Published in a High-Quality Medical Journal.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Apr 18;25(4):850-855. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-6320-6DOI Listing
April 2018

Assessing relative cost of complications following orthotopic liver transplant.

Clin Transplant 2018 Apr 14;32(4):e13209. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13209DOI Listing
April 2018

Multigene Signature Panels and Breast Cancer Therapy: Patterns of Use and Impact on Clinical Decision Making.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 04 31;226(4):406-412.e1. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.043DOI Listing
April 2018

Early Impact of Medicaid Expansion and Quality of Breast Cancer Care in Kentucky.

J Am Coll Surg 2018 04 12;226(4):498-504. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

The Hiram C Polk Jr Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.041DOI Listing
April 2018

Long-term outcomes after hand-sewn versus circular-stapled (25 and 29 mm) anastomotic technique after esophagogastrectomy for esophageal cancer.

J Surg Oncol 2018 Mar 16;117(3):469-472. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jso.24865
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.24865DOI Listing
March 2018

Celebrating the Annals of Surgical Oncology's 25-Year Anniversary: One of the Most Cited Surgical Journals in the World.

Ann Surg Oncol 2018 Jan 6;25(1):1-4. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Annals of Surgical Oncology, N. Fort Myers, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-6261-0DOI Listing
January 2018

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Compared to Unilateral Mastectomy with Routine Surveillance for Unilateral, Sporadic Breast Cancer.

Ann Surg Oncol 2017 Dec;24(13):3903-3910

The Hiram C. Polk Jr. MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-6094-xDOI Listing
December 2017

Health-related quality of life during trans-arterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads loaded with doxorubicin (DEBDOX) for unresectable hepatic metastases from ocular melanoma.

Am J Surg 2017 Nov 21;214(5):884-890. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

University of Louisville, Department of General Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Louisville, KY, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.07.007DOI Listing
November 2017

Wide versus narrow margins after partial hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: Balancing recurrence risk and liver function.

Am J Surg 2017 Aug 8;214(2):273-277. Epub 2017 Jun 8.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.06.002DOI Listing
August 2017

First Results of a Phase 2 Trial of Once-Weekly Hypofractionated Breast Irradiation (WHBI) for Early-Stage Breast Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2017 07;98(3):595-602

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.01.212DOI Listing
July 2017

Laparoscopic hepatectomy significantly shortens the time to postoperative chemotherapy in patients undergoing major hepatectomies.

Am J Surg 2017 Jun 30;213(6):1060-1064. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Louisville, KY, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.01.031DOI Listing
June 2017

Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma.

N Engl J Med 2017 06;376(23):2211-2222

From the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica (M.B.F., D.S.B.H.), and the Departments of Pathology (A.J.C.), Biomathematics (H.-J.W., D.A.E., R.M.E.), and Medicine (D.A.E.), University of California, Los Angeles - both in California; Melanoma Institute Australia and the University of Sydney, Sydney (J.F.T., O.E.N.), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC (M.H.), Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD (B.M.S.), and Newcastle Melanoma Unit, Waratah, NSW (P.H.) - all in Australia; Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City (R.H.A., R.D.N.), and Intermountain Healthcare Cancer Services-Intermountain Medical Center, Murray (T.L.B.) - both in Utah; Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori Napoli, Naples (N.M.), Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan (A.T.), and Istituto Oncologico Veneto-University of Padua, Padua (C.R.R.) - all in Italy; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL (J.S.Z.); Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki (T.J.); Dallas Surgical Group, Dallas (P.D.B.); Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, Groningen (H.J.H.), and Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (M.W.J.M.W.) - both in the Netherlands; Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich (M. Moncrieff), and Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London (A.M.-R.) - both in the United Kingdom; Swedish Melanoma Study Group-University Hospital Lund, Lund, Sweden (C.I.); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (M.S.S.); Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem (E.A.L.), and Duke University, Durham (R.S.) - both in North Carolina; Ohio State University, Columbus (D.A.); University of Zurich, Zurich (R.D.), and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne (M. Matter) - both in Switzerland; Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Hershey (R.I.N.), Thomas Jefferson University (A.C.B.) and Fox Chase Cancer Center (J.M.F.), Philadelphia, and St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem (D.C.D.) - all in Pennsylvania; Greenville Health System Cancer Center, Greenville, SC (S.D.T.); Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto (F.W.), and Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB (G.M.) - both in Canada; University of Washington, Seattle (D.R.B.); Saint Louis University, St. Louis (E.H.); Vanderbilt University (D.B.J., M.C.K.), Nashville, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville (J.M.L.) - both in Tennessee; University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein-Campus Lübeck, Lübeck (P.T.), University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg (A.G.), and City Hospital of Nürnberg, Nuremberg (E.S.) - all in Germany; SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Medical Center, Stony Brook (T.L.H.), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (C.E.A.), and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo (J.M.K.) - all in New York; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (J.D.W.) and Rush University Medical Center (S.D.B.), Chicago; University of Wisconsin, Madison (H.B.N.); Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel (S.S.); M.D. Anderson Medical Center, Houston (J.E.G.); Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (L.J.); University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (K.M.M.); Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (R.J.B.); Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona (S.V.-S.); and Sentara CarePlex Hospital, Hampton, VA (R.A.H.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1613210DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5548388PMC
June 2017

Intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS): A single-institution experience and review of the literature.

Am J Surg 2017 Apr 23;213(4):816-820. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, Louisville, KY 40202, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.11.030DOI Listing
April 2017

Optimizing Follow-up Assessment of Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma.

Ann Surg Oncol 2017 Apr 24;24(4):861-863. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Division of Surgical Oncology, The Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-017-5771-0DOI Listing
April 2017

Sentinel Lymph Node Genes to Predict Prognosis in Node-Positive Melanoma Patients.

Ann Surg Oncol 2017 Jan 23;24(1):108-116. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5575-7DOI Listing
January 2017

Adenovirus with DNA Packaging Gene Mutations Increased Virus Release.

Viruses 2016 12 20;8(12). Epub 2016 Dec 20.

Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v8120333DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5192394PMC
December 2016

Benchmarking the Scientific and Educational Impact of the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Ann Surg Oncol 2016 09 22;23(9):2723-9. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

UF Health Cancer Center, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5270-8DOI Listing
September 2016

Melanoma cell-derived exosomes promote epithelial-mesenchymal transition in primary melanocytes through paracrine/autocrine signaling in the tumor microenvironment.

Cancer Lett 2016 07 7;376(2):318-27. Epub 2016 Apr 7.

The Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building, 505 S. Hancock St, Room 407, Louisville, KY 40292, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canlet.2016.03.050DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4869527PMC
July 2016

Evaluation of tolerability and efficacy of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in treatment of Child-Pugh B (7/8) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

HPB (Oxford) 2016 07 1;18(7):593-9. Epub 2016 May 1.

University of Louisville - Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Louisville, KY, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2016.03.609DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4925804PMC
July 2016

Development of an Oncolytic Adenovirus with Enhanced Spread Ability through Repeated UV Irradiation and Cancer Selection.

Viruses 2016 06 14;8(6). Epub 2016 Jun 14.

Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v8060167DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926187PMC
June 2016

Prognostic factors in melanoma patients with tumor-negative sentinel lymph nodes.

Surgery 2016 May 8;159(5):1412-21. Epub 2016 Jan 8.

Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2015.12.002DOI Listing
May 2016

Permanent Loss of Preoperative Independence in Elderly Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy: Key Factor in the Informed Consent Process.

J Gastrointest Surg 2016 05 25;20(5):936-44. Epub 2016 Jan 25.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11605-015-3069-8DOI Listing
May 2016

Final Results of the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial: A Multi-Institutional Prospective Randomized Phase III Study Evaluating the Role of Adjuvant High-Dose Interferon Alfa-2b and Completion Lymph Node Dissection for Patients Staged by Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.

J Clin Oncol 2016 Apr 8;34(10):1079-86. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

Kelly M. McMasters, Michael E. Egger, Robert C.G. Martin II, and Charles R. Scoggins, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center; Arnold J. Stromberg, University of Kentucky; and Lee J. Hagendoorn, Advertek Louisville, KY; Michael J. Edwards and Jeffrey J. Sussman, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Merrick I. Ross and Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Peter D. Beitsch, Dallas Surgical Group, Dallas, TX; Douglas S. Reintgen, University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, FL; R. Dirk Noyes, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT; James S. Goydos, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ; Marshall M. Urist, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL; Stephan Ariyan, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; and B. Scott Davidson, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Melanoma and Sarcoma Specialists of Georgia, Atlanta, GA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2015.63.3776DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5321066PMC
April 2016

Molecular Staging of Sentinel Lymph Nodes Identifies Melanoma Patients at Increased Risk of Nodal Recurrence.

J Am Coll Surg 2016 Apr 14;222(4):357-63. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

The Hiram C Polk, Jr, MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.12.042DOI Listing
April 2016

Comparison of tumor response assessment methods in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer after locoregional therapy.

J Surg Oncol 2016 Mar 6;113(4):443-8. Epub 2016 Apr 6.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jso.24141DOI Listing
March 2016

Combined therapy of oncolytic adenovirus and temozolomide enhances lung cancer virotherapy in vitro and in vivo.

Virology 2016 Jan 9;487:249-59. Epub 2015 Nov 9.

Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA; James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

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January 2016

Infectious complications in combined colon resection and ablation of colorectal liver metastases.

Am J Surg 2015 Dec 28;210(6):1185-90; discussion 1190-1. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Hiram C. Polk Jr. MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 315 East Broadway, Suite #312, Louisville, KY, 40202, USA. Electronic address:

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December 2015

Restrictive blood transfusion protocol in malignant upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic resections patients reduces blood transfusions with no increase in patient morbidity.

Am J Surg 2015 Dec 30;210(6):1197-204; discussion 1204-5. Epub 2015 Sep 30.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway #312, Louisville, KY, 40202, USA. Electronic address:

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December 2015

Oncolytic Replication of E1b-Deleted Adenoviruses.

Viruses 2015 Nov 6;7(11):5767-79. Epub 2015 Nov 6.

Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292, USA.

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November 2015

Oncolytic adenovirus targeting cyclin E overexpression repressed tumor growth in syngeneic immunocompetent mice.

BMC Cancer 2015 Oct 16;15:716. Epub 2015 Oct 16.

James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville Medical School, 505 South Hancock Street, CTR Building, Room 306, Louisville, KY, 40202, USA.

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October 2015

Assessment of the reporting of quality and outcome measures in hepatic resections: a call for 90-day reporting in all hepatectomy series.

HPB (Oxford) 2015 Sep 30;17(9):839-45. Epub 2015 Jul 30.

The Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

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September 2015

Treatment of 200 locally advanced (stage III) pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients with irreversible electroporation: safety and efficacy.

Ann Surg 2015 Sep;262(3):486-94; discussion 492-4

*Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, and James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY †Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI ‡Department of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH §Department of Surgery, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA ¶Department of Surgery, Swedish Medical Center, Denver, CO; and ∥Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Atlanta, GA.

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September 2015

Occult metastases in node-negative breast cancer: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-based analysis.

Surgery 2015 Aug 29;158(2):494-500. Epub 2015 May 29.

The Hiram C. Polk, Jr. MD, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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August 2015

Improved Operating Room Efficiency via Constraint Management: Experience of a Tertiary-Care Academic Medical Center.

J Am Coll Surg 2015 Jul 14;221(1):154-62. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

The Hiram C Polk Jr, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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July 2015

Esophageal anastomotic leak does not affect ability to receive adjuvant treatment.

J Surg Oncol 2015 Jun 14;111(7):855-61. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

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June 2015

Risk stratification for readmission after major hepatectomy: development of a readmission risk score.

J Am Coll Surg 2015 Apr 20;220(4):640-8. Epub 2014 Dec 20.

Hiram C Polk Jr, MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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April 2015

Restrictive blood transfusion protocol in liver resection patients reduces blood transfusions with no increase in patient morbidity.

Am J Surg 2015 Feb 6;209(2):280-8. Epub 2014 Aug 6.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, 315 E. Broadway #312, Louisville, KY 40202, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2015

Virotherapy targeting cyclin E overexpression in tumors with adenovirus-enhanced cancer-selective promoter.

J Mol Med (Berl) 2015 Feb 8;93(2):211-23. Epub 2014 Nov 8.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA.

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February 2015

The role of hepatic artery lymph node in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: prognostic factor or a selection criterion for surgery.

HPB (Oxford) 2014 Dec 15;16(12):1051-5. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA.

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December 2014

Preoperative dosing of low-molecular-weight heparin in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

Am J Surg 2014 Dec 28;208(6):1009-15; discussion 1015. Epub 2014 Sep 28.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Hiram C. Polk, Jr. MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Suite 303, 315 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202, USA. Electronic address:

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December 2014

Is USMLE Step 1 score a valid predictor of success in surgical residency?

Am J Surg 2014 Dec 26;208(6):1029-34; discussion 1034. Epub 2014 Sep 26.

Hiram C. Polk Jr. MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.

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December 2014

Factors predictive of readmission after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Surgery 2014 Oct 30;156(4):1039-46. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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October 2014

Principles of surgical treatment of malignant melanoma.

Surg Clin North Am 2014 Oct 15;94(5):973-88, vii. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

The Hiram C. Polk, Jr. Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 550 South Jackson Street, Louisville, KY 40202, USA. Electronic address:

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October 2014

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) increases apoptosis, represses growth of cancer cells, and enhances adenovirus-mediated oncolysis.

Cancer Biol Ther 2014 Sep 27;15(9):1256-67. Epub 2014 Jun 27.

Department of Surgery; University of Louisville School of Medicine; Louisville, KY USA; James Graham Brown Cancer Center; University of Louisville School of Medicine; Louisville, KY USA; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; University of Louisville School of Medicine; Louisville, KY USA.

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September 2014

Adenovirus-mediated FKHRL1/TM sensitizes melanoma cells to apoptosis induced by temozolomide.

Hum Gene Ther Clin Dev 2014 Sep;25(3):186-95

1 The Hiram C. Polk Jr., MD, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine , Louisville, KY 40292.

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September 2014

Adenovirus-mediated FKHRL1/TM sensitizes melanoma cells to apoptosis induced by temozolomide.

Hum Gene Ther Clin Dev 2014 Aug 20. Epub 2014 Aug 20.

University of Louisville, Surgery, Louisville, Kentucky, United States ;

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August 2014

Targeting of BRAF resistant melanoma via extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer receptor.

J Surg Res 2014 Jul 20;190(1):111-8. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Department of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Electronic address:

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July 2014

Addition of an iliac/obturator lymph node dissection does not improve nodal recurrence or survival in melanoma.

J Am Coll Surg 2014 Jul 2;219(1):101-8. Epub 2014 Mar 2.

University of Louisville, Hiram C Polk Jr MD Department of Surgery, Louisville, KY. Electronic address:

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July 2014