Frank Milton Balis, M.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd., Room CTRB4024
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-5414
Fax: 267-425-5839
B.S. (Zoology)
University of North Carolina, 1971.
M.D. (Medicine)
Vanderbilt University, 1975.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Solid tumors in children, renal tumors in children, clinical pharmacology of anticancer drugs

Description of Other Expertise

Clinical research infrastructure and informatics

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical pharmacology of anticancer drugs, cancer biomarkers, clinical trial design

Selected Publications

Fox E, Blaney SM, Moreno L, Norris R, Skolnik JM, Adamson PC, Balis FM. : General principles of chemotherapy. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology 8th Ed. Pizzo PA and Poplack DG (eds.). 2020.

Balis FM, Busch CM, Desai AV, Hibbitts E, Naranjo A, Bagatell R, Irwin M, Fox E. : The ganglioside, GD2, as a circulating tumor biomarker for Neuroblastoma. Pediatic Blood & Cancer Oct 2019.

Adamson Peter C, Veal Gareth J, Womer Richard B, Meany Holly J, Bernhardt M Brooke, Frazier A Lindsay, Balis Frank M: Fundamental problems with pediatric adaptive dosing of carboplatin using nuclear-medicine-based estimates of renal function. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 66(6): e27672, Jun 2019.

Oved JH, Graul A, Burger RA, Balis FM.: Exceptional response to nivolumab in a 13 year-old female with HPV negative cervical carcinoma. DNA Cell Biol Jan 2019.

Busch C M, Desai A V, Moorthy G S, Fox E, Balis F M: A validated HPLC-MS/MS method for estimating the concentration of the ganglioside, G, in human plasma or serum. Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences 1102-1103: 60-65, Dec 2018.

Busch C, Reid K, Balis FM, Fox E: Volumetric absorptive microsampling devices (Mitraâ„¢) as a method of sample collection for pharmacokinetic studies in infants. American Society for Mass Spectrometry; Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA June 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Frank M. Balis, Christine Busch, Ami Vijay Desai, Emily Hibbitts, Arlene Naranjo, Rochelle Bagatell, Meredith Irwin, Elizabeth Fox: GD2 as a circulating tumor biomarker (CTB) for neuroblastoma (NBL). American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago IL June 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Bowen Diana K, Long Christopher J, Balis Frank M, Kolon Thomas F: Case Report: Nephron-sparing Surgery in a Patient With Bilateral Multifocal Wilms Tumor. Urology Apr 2018.

Fox Elizabeth, Levin Kristin, Zhu Yan, Segers Blair, Balamuth Naomi, Womer Richard, Bagatell Rochelle, Balis Frank: Pantoprazole, an Inhibitor of the Organic Cation Transporter 2, Does Not Ameliorate Cisplatin-Related Ototoxicity or Nephrotoxicity in Children and Adolescents with Newly Diagnosed Osteosarcoma Treated with Methotrexate, Doxorubicin, and Cisplatin. The oncologist Feb 2018.

Kraft Ira L, Akshintala Srivandana, Zhu Yuelin, Lei Haiyan, Derse-Anthony Claudia, Dombi Eva, Steinberg Seth M, Lodish Maya, Waguespack Steven G, Kapustina Oxana, Fox Elizabeth, Balis Frank M, Merino Maria J, Meltzer Paul S, Glod John W, Shern Jack F, Widemann Brigitte C: Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with Advanced Hereditary Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Treated with Vandetanib. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 24(4): 753-765, Feb 2018.

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