ACS Integral to Charles Balch's Success
Generally regarded as one of the leading melanoma experts in the world, Charles M. Balch, MD, FACS, leads a distinguished career as a clinical and academic surgical oncologist. As revered teacher, astute administrator, and world-renowned speaker, he continues to build networks in the field of clinical trials and outcomes research.
Over the past 30 years, he has authored over 600 publications on topics such as, clinical investigations involving the natural history of melanoma, prognostic factors predicting clinical outcomes, standards of surgical treatment, and the conduct and methodology of clinical research and immunology.
Throughout Dr. Balch's rewarding career, he has found the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to be an integral part of his success, and he and his wife, Carol, enjoy giving back through their generous contributions to the ACS Foundation. "The ACS Foundation is an important philanthropic organization, with a great mission, and an array of projects. We like the menu of giving opportunities available and the ability to designate our gifts."
Dr. and Mrs. Balch recently extended their support with a legacy gift. As new members of the Mayne Heritage Society, they will make a lasting mark on the philanthropic programs of the College.
Since becoming a Fellow, Dr. Balch has been an active participant in many ACS activities, including the Commission on Cancer, ACS Oncology Group, the American Joint Commission on Cancer and the ACS Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to these volunteer activities, ACS has been an important outlet for his continuing medical education.
Describing the reason for the generous support, Dr. Balch says, "The ACS has been an invaluable organization to me professionally throughout my career. There are many charitable organizations with good causes, but Carol and I believe the ACS Foundation is one of the best ways to leverage our stewardship contributions into impactful projects, whether they are about education, career development, research or outreach to the underserved."
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