Martinka, Magdalena

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Martinka, Magdalena

MD (Lublin, Poland), FRCP(C)

Academic Ranks(s):

Clinical Professor, Dermatopathologist, VGH



Short Bio

Academic Background

  • FRCP(C). 1997
  • MD, Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland, General Physician. 1986

Awards and Recognition


  • Bhandaru M, Ardekani GS, Zhang G, Martinka M, McElwee KJ, Li G, Rotte A.
    BMC Cancer. A combination of p300 and Braf expression in the diagnosis and prognosis of melanoma. 2014 Jun 3;14(1):398.
  • Bhandaru M, Martinka M, Li G, Rotte A. Loss of AMPKα1 expression is associated with poor survival in melanoma patients. J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Jun;134(6):1763-6.
  • Bhandaru M, Martinka M, Li G, Rotte A. Loss of XRCC1 confers a metastatic phenotype to melanoma cells and is associated with poor survival in patients with melanoma. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2014 May;27(3):366-75. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12212. Epub 2014 Feb 10.
  • Huwait H, Hijazi N, Martinka M, Crawford RI. The significance of Melan-A-positive pagetoid melanocytosis in dysplastic nevi. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Apr;36(4):340-3.
  • Al-Mohammedi F, Crawford RI, Martinka M. Biopsies of facial dermatoses made simple. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Apr;138(4):550-2.
  • Sjoestroem C, Khosravi S, Cheng Y, Safaee Ardekani G, Martinka M, Li G. DLC1 expression is reduced in human cutaneous melanoma and correlates with patient survival. Mod Pathol. 2014 Feb 21.
  • Al Jasser MI, Martinka M, Kalia S. Dermatofibroma mimicking melanoma dermoscopically. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2014 Jan;39(1):69-70.
  • Khosravi S, Wong RP, Ardekani GS, Zhang G, Martinka M, Ong CJ, Li G. Role of EIF5A2, a downstream target of Akt, in promoting melanoma cell invasion. Br J Cancer. 2014 Jan 21;110(2):399-408.
  • Tang Y, Cheng Y, Martinka M, Ong CJ, Li G. Prognostic significance of KAI1/CD82 in human melanoma and its role in cell migration and invasion through the regulation of ING4. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Jan;35(1):86-95.
  • Lu J, Tang Y, Farshidpour M, Cheng Y, Zhang G, Jafarnejad SM, Yip A, Martinka M, Dong Z, Zhou J, Xu J, Li G. JWA inhibits melanoma angiogenesis by suppressing ILK signaling and is an independent prognostic biomarker for melanoma. Carcinogenesis. 2013 Dec;34(12):2778-88. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgt318. Epub 2013 Sep 24.

Research Interest

  • cutaneous lymphoma
  • alopecia
  • melanocytic lesions
  • prognostic factors in melanomas (Creating tissue microarrays to evaluate number of melanoma cases, dysplastic nevi and normal nevi for prognostic factors)
  • dermatopathology

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