Ron Balassanian, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pathology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1825 4th Street, #L2181F
San Francisco CA 94107
Phone415-514-6642
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    Title(s)Program Director, Residency Training


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    University of VermontM.D.1996School of Medicine

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    Dr. Ronald Balassanian is a pathologist (a specialist in examining tissue samples for signs of disease) in the UCSF Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy Clinic at Mission Bay. He performs fine needle aspiration biopsies – removing sample cells with a needle and syringe – primarily on lumps in areas such as the breasts, thyroid or lymph nodes. This procedure can yield a quick assessment of whether a lump is benign or malignant, usually in a day or two. In some cases, ultrasound is used to guide the needle when obtaining a biopsy.

    In his research, Balassanian studies minimally invasive diagnosis through FNA biopsy and investigates the use of molecular diagnostics to increase the value of FNA biopsy. He also studies breast cancer diagnosis through FNA biopsy and surgical pathology (analyzing samples removed during surgery). He is involved in the I-SPY research trials, which aim to hasten the availability of better, more personalized treatments. He also participates in the Athena Breast Health Network, a framework to allow doctors to learn from all 150,000 patients at UC medical centers and their affiliates rather than from only the patients they treat or those in clinical trials. In addition, he leads a research project called "Ask Your Pathologist," which has the goal of improving communication between pathologists and breast cancer patients.

    Balassanian earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. At UCSF, he completed residency training in pathology and laboratory medicine, as well as fellowship training in surgical pathology and cytopathology.

    Balassanian is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society of Cytopathology and Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology. He participates in the UCSF Global Cancer Program, contributing to teaching, implementation and research projects on breast FNA biopsy in Peru and Tanzania.
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    1. Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with metastatic breast cancer and leptomeningeal disease: a single center retrospective cohort study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2024 Aug; 206(3):625-636. Huppert LA, Fisch S, Tsopurashvili E, Somepalle SS, Salans M, Vasudevan HN, Jo Chien A, Majure M, Rugo HS, Balassanian R, Boreta L, Melisko ME. PMID: 38888796; PMCID: PMC11208257.
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    2. Utility and performance of cell blocks in cerebrospinal fluid cytology: Experience at two teaching hospitals. Cancer Cytopathol. 2024 May 29. Yoon H, Chen CV, Krishnan V, Grochowski J, Iezza G, Vohra P, Balassanian R, Greenland NY. PMID: 38812401.
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    3. Education and diversity in cytopathology: Past, present, and future. Diagn Cytopathol. 2024 May 18. Fitzhugh VA, Reynolds JP, Flanagan M, Balassanian R. PMID: 38761041.
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    4. Cytopathology in the era of social media. Diagn Cytopathol. 2024 May 07. Baskota S, Shaker N, Balassanian R, Vohra P. PMID: 38712619.
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    5. Science, Medicine, and Cytology: an educational program of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2024 Jul-Aug; 13(4):244-253. Gimenez C, Balassanian R, Banet N, Barkan G, DeRobbio K, Henderson-Jackson E, Jenkins E, Kilic A, Lai L, Lura T, Morgenstern N, Mito J, Reid MD, Rivera-Colon G, Stewart J, Lowe AC. PMID: 38834386.
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    6. Fine needle aspiration biopsy in low- and middle-income countries. Diagn Cytopathol. 2024 Apr 04. Khorsandi N, Balassanian R, Vohra P. PMID: 38576060.
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    7. Wilms Tumor: An Unexpected Diagnosis in Adult Patients. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2023 Sep 26. Chan GJ, Stohr BA, Osunkoya AO, Croom NA, Cho SJ, Balassanian R, Charu V, Bean GR, Chan E. PMID: 37756569.
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    8. Utility and performance of cell blocks in urine cytology: Experience at three teaching hospitals. Cancer Cytopathol. 2023 10; 131(10):614-625. Greenland NY, Khorsandi N, Peng Y, Balassanian R, Tabatabai ZL, Tiffany Shing TW, Vohra P. PMID: 37291084.
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    9. One procedure-one report: the Re-Imagine Cytopathology Task Force position paper on small tissue biopsy triage in anatomic pathology. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2023 Nov-Dec; 12(6):395-406. Ly A, Balassanian R, Alperstein S, Donnelly A, McGrath C, Sohani AR, Stelow EB, Thrall MJ, Zhang ML, Pitman MB. PMID: 37270328.
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    10. Small volume biopsy diagnostic yield at initial diagnosis versus recurrence/transformation of follicular lymphoma: A retrospective Cyto-Heme Interinstitutional Collaborative study. Cancer Cytopathol. 2023 05; 131(5):279-288. Fitzpatrick MJ, Sundaram V, Ly A, Abramson JS, Balassanian R, Cheung MC, Cook SL, Falchi L, Frank AK, Gupta S, Hasserjian RP, Lin O, Long SR, Menke JR, Mou E, Reed DR, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Wang L, Wen KW, Xie Y, Zadeh SL, Gratzinger D. PMID: 36573933; PMCID: PMC10557381.
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    11. Diagnostic Discrepancies in Small-volume Biopsy for the Initial Diagnosis, Recurrence, and Transformation of Follicular Lymphoma: A Multi-Institutional Collaborative Study. Am J Surg Pathol. 2023 02 01; 47(2):212-217. Volaric AK, Lin O, Balassanian R, Cook S, Falchi L, Fitzpatrick MJ, Frank AK, Gupta S, Hasserjian RP, Long S, Ly A, Menke JR, Mou E, Natkunam Y, Reed DR, Ruiz-Cordero R, Wang L, Wen KW, Xie Y, Zadeh SL, Gratzinger D, Cyto-Heme Institutional Collaborative (CHIC) Consortium. PMID: 36537240; PMCID: PMC10464531.
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    12. Association of Residual Ductal Carcinoma In Situ With Breast Cancer Recurrence in the Neoadjuvant I-SPY2 Trial. JAMA Surg. 2022 11 01; 157(11):1034-1041. Osdoit M, Yau C, Symmans WF, Boughey JC, Ewing CA, Balassanian R, Chen YY, Krings G, Wallace AM, Zare S, Fadare O, Lancaster R, Wei S, Godellas CV, Tang P, Tuttle TM, Klein M, Sahoo S, Hieken TJ, Carter JM, Chen B, Ahrendt G, Tchou J, Feldman M, Tousimis E, Zeck J, Jaskowiak N, Sattar H, Naik AM, Lee MC, Rosa M, Khazai L, Rendi MH, Lang JE, Lu J, Tawfik O, Asare SM, Esserman LJ, Mukhtar RA. PMID: 36069821; PMCID: PMC9453630.
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    13. Telecytology versus in-room cytopathologist for EUS-guided FNA or fine-needle biopsy sampling of solid pancreatic lesions. Gastrointest Endosc. 2023 03; 97(3):466-471. Kouanda A, Mclean R, Faggen A, Demissie E, Balassanian R, Kamal F, Avila P, Arain M, Dai SC, Munroe C. PMID: 36252871.
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    14. Interventional cytology benefits patients undergoing thyroid FNA. Cancer Cytopathol. 2023 04; 131(4):214-216. Vohra P, Khanafshar E, Balassanian R. PMID: 36177880.
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    15. Treatment Efficacy Score-continuous residual cancer burden-based metric to compare neoadjuvant chemotherapy efficacy between randomized trial arms in breast cancer trials. Ann Oncol. 2022 08; 33(8):814-823. Marczyk M, Mrukwa A, Yau C, Wolf D, Chen YY, Balassanian R, Nanda R, Parker BA, Krings G, Sattar H, Zeck JC, Albain KS, Boughey JC, Liu MC, Elias AD, Clark AS, Venters SJ, Shad S, Basu A, Asare SM, Buxton M, Asare AL, Rugo HS, Perlmutter J, DeMichele AM, Yee D, Berry DA, Veer LV, Symmans WF, Esserman L, Pusztai L, I-SPY Consortium. PMID: 35513244.
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    16. Standardizing Pathologic Evaluation of Breast Carcinoma After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2022 05 01; 147(5):591-603. Sahoo S, Krings G, Chen YY, Carter JM, Chen B, Guo H, Hibshoosh H, Reisenbichler E, Fan F, Wei S, Khazai L, Balassanian R, Klein ME, Shad S, Venters SJ, Borowsky AD, Symmans WF, Ocal IT. PMID: 35976643.
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    17. Limitations and opportunities for tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in breast FNA. Cancer Cytopathol. 2022 05; 130(5):328-329. Balassanian R, Vohra P. PMID: 35129871.
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    18. Global Cytopathology-Hematopathology Practice Trends. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022 Feb 03; 157(2):196-201. Zadeh SL, Balassanian R, Cheung MC, Falchi L, Hasserjian R, Lin O, Long SR, Menke JR, Mou E, Natkunam Y, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Wang L, Wen KW, Gratzinger D, Ly A. PMID: 34508545; PMCID: PMC9630120.
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    19. Corrigendum to: Global Cytopathology-Hematopathology Practice Trends. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022 Jan 06; 157(1):155. Zadeh SL, Balassanian R, Cheung MC, Falchi L, Hasserjian R, Lin O, Long SR, Ly A, Menke JR, Mou E, Natkunam Y, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Wang L, Wen KW, Gratzinger D. PMID: 34595513; PMCID: PMC9890207.
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    20. Assessment of Residual Cancer Burden and Event-Free Survival in Neoadjuvant Treatment for High-risk Breast Cancer: An Analysis of Data From the I-SPY2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Nov 01; 7(11):1654-1663. Symmans WF, Yau C, Chen YY, Balassanian R, Klein ME, Pusztai L, Nanda R, Parker BA, Datnow B, Krings G, Wei S, Feldman MD, Duan X, Chen B, Sattar H, Khazai L, Zeck JC, Sams S, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Rendi M, Sahoo S, Ocal IT, Fan F, LeBeau LG, Vinh T, Troxell ML, Chien AJ, Wallace AM, Forero-Torres A, Ellis E, Albain KS, Murthy RK, Boughey JC, Liu MC, Haley BB, Elias AD, Clark AS, Kemmer K, Isaacs C, Lang JE, Han HS, Edmiston K, Viscusi RK, Northfelt DW, Khan QJ, Leyland-Jones B, Venters SJ, Shad S, Matthews JB, Asare SM, Buxton M, Asare AL, Rugo HS, Schwab RB, Helsten T, Hylton NM, van 't Veer L, Perlmutter J, DeMichele AM, Yee D, Berry DA, Esserman LJ. PMID: 34529000; PMCID: PMC8446908.
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    21. Utility and Outcomes of Preoperative Screening Breast MRI for Planned Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in High-Risk Patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 02; 218(2):241-248. Taliaferro AS, Price ER, Hayward JH, Wong JM, Balassanian R, Fay JS, Freimanis RI, Joe BN, Lee AY. PMID: 34523953.
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    22. Impact of initial biopsy type on the time to final diagnostic biopsy in patients with follicular lymphoma and suspected histologic transformation. Leuk Lymphoma. 2021 12; 62(12):2864-2872. Mou E, Falchi L, Sundaram V, Abramson JS, Balassanian R, Beygi S, Fitzpatrick MJ, Frank AK, Gupta S, Lin O, Long SR, Menke JR, Reed DR, Ruiz-Cordero R, Volaric AK, Xie Y, Wang L, Wen KW, Zadeh SL, Natkunam Y, Cheung MC, Gratzinger D, Cyto-Heme Institutional Collaborative (CHIC) consortium, Reed JR, Ly A. PMID: 34176413.
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    23. Evaluation of diagnostic ultrasound use in a breast cancer detection strategy in Northern Peru. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0252902. Aklilu S, Bain C, Bansil P, de Sanjose S, Dunstan JA, Castillo V, Tsu V, Contreras I, Balassanian R, Hayes Constant TK, Scheel JR. PMID: 34115775; PMCID: PMC8195385.
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    24. Early onset, multiple, bilateral fibroadenomas of the breast: a case report. BMC Womens Health. 2021 04 21; 21(1):170. Im CJ, Miller A, Balassanian R, Mukhtar RA. PMID: 33882939; PMCID: PMC8061223.
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    25. Results from the 2019 American Society of Cytopathology survey on rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE)-part 2: subjective views among the cytopathology community. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2020 Nov - Dec; 9(6):570-578. Sauter JL, Chen Y, Alex D, Balassanian R, Cuda J, Flanagan MB, Griffith CC, Illei P, Johnson DN, McGrath CM, Randolph ML, Reynolds JP, Spiczka AJ, van Zante A, VanderLaan PA, American Society of Cytopathology Clinical Practice Committee. PMID: 32861593.
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    26. Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma PDX Drug Screening Platform Identifies Cooperation between Inhibitions of PI3Kα/δ and HDAC. J Invest Dermatol. 2021 02; 141(2):364-373. Wu CH, Yang CY, Wang L, Gao HX, Rakhshandehroo T, Afghani S, Pincus L, Balassanian R, Rubenstein J, Gill R, Bandyopadhyay S, McCormick F, Moasser M, Ai WZ. PMID: 32603749; PMCID: PMC10286854.
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    27. Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Positive Breast Cancer Is Associated with Indigenous American Ancestry in Latin American Women. Cancer Res. 2020 05 01; 80(9):1893-1901. Marker KM, Zavala VA, Vidaurre T, Lott PC, Vásquez JN, Casavilca-Zambrano S, Calderón M, Abugattas JE, Gómez HL, Fuentes HA, Picoaga RL, Cotrina JM, Neciosup SP, Castañeda CA, Morante Z, Valencia F, Torres J, Echeverry M, Bohórquez ME, Polanco-Echeverry G, Estrada-Florez AP, Serrano-Gómez SJ, Carmona-Valencia JA, Alvarado-Cabrero I, Sanabria-Salas MC, Velez A, Donado J, Song S, Cherry D, Tamayo LI, Huntsman S, Hu D, Ruiz-Cordero R, Balassanian R, Ziv E, Zabaleta J, Carvajal-Carmona L, Fejerman L, COLUMBUS Consortium. PMID: 32245796; PMCID: PMC7202960.
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    28. Stop using expired plasma for cell blocks. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 12; 127(12):737-738. Balassanian R, Ng DL, van Zante A. PMID: 31756044.
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    29. Granulomatous inflammation diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2019 Nov - Dec; 8(6):317-323. Ng DL, Balassanian R. PMID: 31636024.
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    30. Results from the 2019 American Society of Cytopathology survey on rapid on-site evaluation-Part 1: objective practice patterns. J Am Soc Cytopathol. 2019 Nov - Dec; 8(6):333-341. VanderLaan PA, Chen Y, Alex D, Balassanian R, Cuda J, Hoda RS, Illei PB, McGrath CM, Randolph ML, Reynolds JP, Spiczka AJ, VandeHaar MA, van Zante A, Sauter JL, American Society of Cytopathology Clinical Practice Committee. PMID: 31495750.
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    31. Efficacy of an Intensive, Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Training Workshop in Tanzania. J Glob Oncol. 2018 10; 4:1-9. Ng DL, Vuhahula E, Zhang L, Waterhouse EG, White KL, Mushi BP, Nyeriga MS, Philipo GS, Mmbaga EJ, Sheth S, Van Loon K, Lee AY, Balassanian R. PMID: 30372401; PMCID: PMC7010453.
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    32. Improved diagnostic precision of urine cytology by implementation of The Paris System and the use of cell blocks. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018 09; 126(9):809-816. Chan E, Balassanian R, Tabatabai ZL, Lou H, Vohra P. PMID: 30203925.
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    33. Intratumor Heterogeneity of the Estrogen Receptor and the Long-term Risk of Fatal Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 07 01; 110(7):726-733. Lindström LS, Yau C, Czene K, Thompson CK, Hoadley KA, Van't Veer LJ, Balassanian R, Bishop JW, Carpenter PM, Chen YY, Datnow B, Hasteh F, Krings G, Lin F, Zhang Y, Nordenskjöld B, Stål O, Benz CC, Fornander T, Borowsky AD, Esserman LJ, STO Trialists Group. PMID: 29361175; PMCID: PMC6037086.
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    34. Breast Cancer, Version 4.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Mar; 16(3):310-320. Gradishar WJ, Anderson BO, Balassanian R, Blair SL, Burstein HJ, Cyr A, Elias AD, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goetz MP, Goldstein LJ, Isakoff SJ, Lyons J, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Moran MS, O'Regan RM, Patel SA, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Salerno KE, Schwartzberg LS, Sitapati A, Smith KL, Smith ML, Soliman H, Somlo G, Telli ML, Ward JH, Kumar R, Shead DA. PMID: 29523670.
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    35. Tuberculosis mastitis presenting as bilateral breast masses. Clin Imaging. 2018 Nov - Dec; 52:28-31. Qiao Y, Hayward JH, Balassanian R, Ray KM, Joe BN, Lee AY. PMID: 29514120.
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    36. Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation for Benign Results After MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Aug; 209(2):442-453. Maglione KD, Lee AY, Ray KM, Joe BN, Balassanian R. PMID: 28537753.
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    37. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Breast Cancer, Version 1.2017. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 04; 15(4):433-451. Gradishar WJ, Anderson BO, Balassanian R, Blair SL, Burstein HJ, Cyr A, Elias AD, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goetz MP, Goldstein LJ, Isakoff SJ, Lyons J, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Moran MS, O'Regan RM, Patel SA, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Salerno KE, Schwartzberg LS, Sitapati A, Smith KL, Smith ML, Soliman H, Somlo G, Telli M, Ward JH, Shead DA, Kumar R. PMID: 28404755.
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    38. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Palpable Breast Masses: Patterns of Clinical Use and Patient Experience. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 05; 14(5):527-36. Ly A, Ono JC, Hughes KS, Pitman MB, Balassanian R. PMID: 27160231.
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    39. A superior method for cell block preparation for fine-needle aspiration biopsies. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016 Jul; 124(7):508-18. Balassanian R, Wool GD, Ono JC, Olejnik-Nave J, Mah MM, Sweeney BJ, Liberman H, Ljung BM, Pitman MB. PMID: 27105161.
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    40. Invasive Breast Cancer Version 1.2016, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Mar; 14(3):324-54. 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. PMID: 26957618.
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    41. NCCN Guidelines Insights Breast Cancer, Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Dec; 13(12):1475-85. 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. PMID: 26656517.
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    42. "Score the Core" Web-based pathologist training tool improves the accuracy of breast cancer IHC4 scoring. Hum Pathol. 2015 Nov; 46(11):1694-704. 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. PMID: 26410019.
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    43. Oncogenic activation of the PI3-kinase p110β isoform via the tumor-derived PIK3Cβ(D1067V) kinase domain mutation. Oncogene. 2016 Mar 03; 35(9):1198-205. Pazarentzos E, Giannikopoulos P, Hrustanovic G, St John J, Olivas VR, Gubens MA, Balassanian R, Weissman J, Polkinghorn W, Bivona TG. PMID: 25982275.
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    44. Breast Cancer Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Apr; 13(4):448-75. 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. PMID: 25870381.
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    45. Gemtuzumab therapy for isolated extramedullary AML relapse following allogeneic stem-cell transplant. Nat Clin Pract Oncol. 2007 Aug; 4(8):491-5. Owonikoko T, Agha M, Balassanian R, Smith R, Raptis A. PMID: 17657254.
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    46. Effectiveness of Toyota process redesign in reducing thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration error. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Oct; 126(4):585-92. Raab SS, Grzybicki DM, Sudilovsky D, Balassanian R, Janosky JE, Vrbin CM. PMID: 16938657.
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    47. Clinical Experience With Mammary Ductoscopy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 12; 23(Suppl 5):9015-9019. Valdes EK, Boolbol SK, Cohen JM, Balassanian R, Feldman SM. PMID: 16897273.
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    48. Errors in thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006 Jun; 125(6):873-82. Raab SS, Vrbin CM, Grzybicki DM, Sudilovsky D, Balassanian R, Zarbo RJ, Meier FA. PMID: 16690487.
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    49. 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. Nodit L, Balassanian R, Sudilovsky D, Raab SS. PMID: 16416738.
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    50. Diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer by ductoscopy. Breast J. 2005 Nov-Dec; 11(6):506. Valdes EK, Feldman SM, Balassanian R, Cohen JM, Boolbol SK. PMID: 16297117.
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    51. Association of breast cancer with papillary lesions identified at percutaneous image-guided breast biopsy. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct; 188(4):365-70. Gendler LS, Feldman SM, Balassanian R, Riker MA, Frencher SK, Whelan DB, Anne S, Gross JD, Cohen JM, Boolbol SK. PMID: 15474427.
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    52. 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. Chou SH, Chawla A, Lee TH, Zhou Y, Busch MP, Balassanian R, Ferrell L, Cowan MJ. PMID: 11740386.
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