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Lukáš Plank

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Residence  Martin, Slovakia
Name  Lukas Plank
Fields  Medicine & Pathology
Nationality  Slovak
Citizenship  Slovakia

Lukas Plank

Institutions  Comenius University in Bratislava Jessenius School of Medicine Martin University Hospital
Alma mater  Jessenius School of Medicine

Lukáš Plank (born 1951) is a Slovak medical researcher, pathologist and author.



He studied medicine at, and is currently serving as a professor of Pathology at the Jessenius School of Medicine in Martin which is a part of the Comenius University in Bratislava. He is also the head of the department of Pathology at the Martin University Hospital. He is the former chairman of the Slovak Scientific Council (Slovak: Vedecka Rada).

He has written numerous journal articles, authored four textbooks for students and a record number of citations in the literature. He is considered a leading expert in the fields of Oncopathology and hematopathology. His research has made notable contributions regarding the current understanding of certain types of cancers. In November 2011 he was awarded the Mayors' Award by the city of Martin for achievements and significant results in scientific research and medicine.

Selected publications

  • Plank, Hansmann, Lennert.: Centrocytic lymphoma. (1993) American Journal of Surgical Pathology. Vol. 17 No. 6 pp 638–9
  • Plank, Szépe, Skálová,: Monoclonal plasmacytic differentiation in small-cell lymphomas of B-cell origin: immunocytoma versus other types. (1997) Cesk Patol. Vol. 33 No. 3 pp 99–105.
  • Kodet, Mrhalová, Plank et al.: Mantle cell lymphoma: improved diagnostics using a combined approach of immunohistochemistry and identification [..] (2003) Virchows Arch, Vol. 442 No. 6 pp 538–47
  • Kajo, Zúbor, Plank,: Tumor-like manifestation of endosalpingiosis in uterus: a case report. (2005) Pathology Research and Practice, Vol. 201 No. 7 Pages 527-30
  • Boudova, Plank, et al.: Cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia and other lymphoid infiltrates of the breast nipple[..] (2005) American Journal of Dermatopathology, Vol. 27 No. 5 pp 375–86
  • Marcinek, Plank, Szépe, Balhárek.: Fibrosis identified in the bone marrow biopsies of patients with essential thrombocythemia:[..] (2008) Cesk. Patol. Vol. 44 No. 3 pp 62–66
  • Joensuu, Riihimäki, Nishida, Steigen, Plank et al. : Risk of recurrence of gastrointestinal stromal tumour after surgery[..] - 1 March 2012 The Lancet Oncology Vol. 13, Issue 3, Pages 265-274
  • References

    Lukáš Plank Wikipedia