Dale Han MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Oncology)

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes; Gene expression profiling; Tissue microarray analysis; Biomarker analysis; Melanoma; Merkel cell carcinoma; Sarcoma


Selected Publications

  • Strom T, Caudell JJ, Han D, Zager JS, Yu D, Cruse CW, Marzban SS, Messina JL, Trotti AM, Sondak VK, Rao NG. Radiotherapy influences local control in desmoplastic melanoma. Accepted to Cancer, August 2013.
  • Han D, Zager JS, Shyr Y, Chen H, Berry LD, Iyengar S, Djulbegovic M, Weber J, Marzban SS, Messina JL, Sondak VK, Vetto J, White R, Pockaj B, Mozzillo N, Charney K, Avisar E, Krouse R, Kashani-Sabet M, Leong SP. Clinicopathologic predictors of sentinel lymph node metastasis in thin melanoma. Accepted to Journal of Clinical Oncology, May 2013.
  • Han D, Turner LM, Reed DR, Messina JL, Sondak VK. Prognostic significance of lymph node metastasis in pediatric melanoma and atypical melanocytic proliferations. Expert Review of Dermatology 2013;8(2):103–106.
  • Han D, Zager JS, Yu D, Zhao X, Walls B, Marzban SS, Rao NG, Sondak VK, Messina JL. Desmoplastic melanoma: Is there a role for sentinel lymph node biopsy? Annals of Surgical Oncology 2013;20(7):2345-2351.
  • Han D, Zager JS, Han G, Marzban SS, Puleo CA, Sarnaik AA, Reed D, Messina JL, Sondak VK. The unique clinical characteristics of melanoma diagnosed in children. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2012;19(12):3888-3895.
  • Han D, Yu D, Zhao X, Marzban SS, Messina JL, Gonzalez RJ, Cruse CW, Sarnaik AA, Puleo C, Sondak VK, Zager JS. Sentinel node biopsy is indicated for thin melanomas >=0.76 mm. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2012;19(11):3335-3342.
  • Deneve JL, Choi J, Gonzalez RJ, Conley AP, Stewart S, Han D, Werner P, Chaudhry TA, Zager JS. Chemosaturation with percutaneous hepatic perfusion for unresectable isolated hepatic metastases from sarcoma. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2012;35(6):1480-1487.
  • Han D, Deneve J, Gonzalez RJ. Recurrence risk after resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST): Size is not all that matters...the consequences of tumor rupture. The American Surgeon 2012;78(1):74-9.
  • Han D, Beasley GM, Tyler DS, Zager JS. Minimally invasive intra-arterial regional therapy for metastatic melanoma: Isolated limb infusion and percutaneous hepatic perfusion. Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology 2011;7(11):1383-94.
  • Sondak VK, Han D, Deneve J, Kudchadkar R. Current and planned multicenter trials for patients with primary or metastatic melanoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011;104:430-437.

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