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    Ron Balassanian, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPathology
    Address1825 4th Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-514-6642
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      University of VermontM.D.School of Medicine1996

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      1. Ly A, Ono JC, Hughes KS, Pitman MB, Balassanian R. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Palpable Breast Masses: Patterns of Clinical Use and Patient Experience. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 May; 14(5):527-36. PMID: 27160231.
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      2. Balassanian R, Wool GD, Ono JC, Olejnik-Nave J, Mah MM, Sweeney BJ, Liberman H, Ljung BM, Pitman MB. A superior method for cell block preparation for fine-needle aspiration biopsies. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016 Jul; 124(7):508-18. PMID: 27105161.
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      3. Gradishar WJ, Anderson BO, Balassanian R, Blair SL, Burstein HJ, Cyr A, Elias AD, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goetz M, Goldstein LJ, Hudis CA, Isakoff SJ, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Moran M, Patel SA, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Salerno KE, Schwartzberg LS, Smith KL, Smith ML, Soliman H, Somlo G, Telli M, Ward JH, Shead DA, Kumar R. Invasive Breast Cancer Version 1.2016, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Mar; 14(3):324-54. PMID: 26957618.
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      4. Gradishar WJ, Anderson BO, Balassanian R, Blair SL, Burstein HJ, Cyr A, Elias AD, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goetz M, Goldstein LJ, Hudis CA, Isakoff SJ, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Moran M, Patel SA, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Salerno KE, Schwartzberg LS, Smith KL, Smith ML, Soliman H, Somlo G, Telli M, Ward JH, Shead DA, Kumar R. Breast Cancer, Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Dec; 13(12):1475-85. PMID: 26656517.
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      5. Engelberg JA, Retallack H, Balassanian R, Dowsett M, Zabaglo L, Ram AA, Apple SK, Bishop JW, Borowsky AD, Carpenter PM, Chen YY, Datnow B, Elson S, Hasteh F, Lin F, Moatamed NA, Zhang Y, Cardiff RD. "Score the Core" Web-based pathologist training tool improves the accuracy of breast cancer IHC4 scoring. Hum Pathol. 2015 Nov; 46(11):1694-704. PMID: 26410019.
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      6. Pazarentzos E, Giannikopoulos P, Hrustanovic G, St John J, Olivas VR, Gubens MA, Balassanian R, Weissman J, Polkinghorn W, Bivona TG. Oncogenic activation of the PI3-kinase p110ß isoform via the tumor-derived PIK3Cß(D1067V) kinase domain mutation. Oncogene. 2016 Mar 3; 35(9):1198-205. PMID: 25982275.
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      7. Gradishar WJ, Anderson BO, Balassanian R, Blair SL, Burstein HJ, Cyr A, Elias AD, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goetz M, Goldstein LJ, Hudis CA, Isakoff SJ, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Moran M, Patel SA, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Salerno KE, Schwartzberg LS, Smith KL, Smith ML, Soliman H, Somlo G, Telli M, Ward JH, Shead DA, Kumar R. Breast Cancer Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Apr; 13(4):448-75. PMID: 25870381.
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      8. Owonikoko T, Agha M, Balassanian R, Smith R, Raptis A. Gemtuzumab therapy for isolated extramedullary AML relapse following allogeneic stem-cell transplant. Nat Clin Pract Oncol. 2007 Aug; 4(8):491-5. PMID: 17657254.
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      9. Raab SS, Grzybicki DM, Sudilovsky D, Balassanian R, Janosky JE, Vrbin CM. Effectiveness of Toyota process redesign in reducing thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration error. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Oct; 126(4):585-92. PMID: 16938657.
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      10. Raab SS, Vrbin CM, Grzybicki DM, Sudilovsky D, Balassanian R, Zarbo RJ, Meier FA. Errors in thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Jun; 125(6):873-82. PMID: 16690487.
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      11. Nodit L, Balassanian R, Sudilovsky D, Raab SS. Improving the quality of cytology diagnosis: root cause analysis for errors in bronchial washing and brushing specimens. Am J Clin Pathol. 2005 Dec; 124(6):883-92. PMID: 16416738.
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      12. Valdes EK, Feldman SM, Balassanian R, Cohen JM, Boolbol SK. Diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer by ductoscopy. Breast J. 2005 Nov-Dec; 11(6):506. PMID: 16297117.
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      13. Gendler LS, Feldman SM, Balassanian R, Riker MA, Frencher SK, Whelan DB, Anne S, Gross JD, Cohen JM, Boolbol SK. Association of breast cancer with papillary lesions identified at percutaneous image-guided breast biopsy. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct; 188(4):365-70. PMID: 15474427.
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      14. Chou SH, Chawla A, Lee TH, Zhou Y, Busch MP, Balassanian R, Ferrell L, Cowan MJ. Increased engraftment and GVHD after in utero transplantation of MHC-mismatched bone marrow cells and CD80low, CD86(-) dendritic cells in a fetal mouse model. Transplantation. 2001 Dec 15; 72(11):1768-76. PMID: 11740386.
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      15. Baehner R, Magrane G, Balassanian R, Chang C, Millward C, Wakil AE, Osorio RW, Waldman FM. Donor origin of neuroendocrine carcinoma in 2 transplant patients determined by molecular cytogenetics. Hum Pathol. 2000 Nov; 31(11):1425-9. PMID: 11112220.
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