Research Summary

A leading expert in hematology-oncology, Dr. Thomas Martin is associate director of UCSF's myeloma program and director of the unrelated donor transplantation programs for adults at UCSF Medical Center.

Martin is clinical research director of hematologic malignancies (blood cancers) at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include developing treatments for myeloma and leukemia as well as expanding the use of bone marrow transplants. He has a special interest in umbilical cord blood transplants, and he is involved in efforts to improve outcomes for patients who have transplants from unrelated donors.

Martin earned an undergraduate degree at Cornell University and his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After a medical residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in hematology-oncology at UCSF. In 1999, he joined MD Anderson Cancer Center as an assistant professor of medicine. In 2001, he returned to UCSF.


Cornell University, B.A., 1985, Genetics
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, M.D., 1989, Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1992, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, 1996, Hematology and Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 1984
    Cornell Tradition Fellow Award
  • 1989
    LANGE Book Award for Scholarship in Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
  • 2003
    Faculty Teaching Award, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Selected Publications

  1. Huang LW, Shi Y, Andreadis C, Logan AC, Mannis GN, Smith CC, Gaensler KML, Martin TG, Damon LE, Boscardin WJ, Steinman MA, Olin RL. Association of geriatric measures and global frailty with cognitive decline after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in older adults. J Geriatr Oncol. 2023 Sep 05; 14(8):101623.  View on PubMed
  2. Martin TG, Madduri D, Pacaud L, Usmani SZ. Cilta-cel, a BCMA-targeting CAR-T therapy for heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Future Oncol. 2023 Jul 27.  View on PubMed
  3. Palmer S, Lin Y, Martin TG, Jagannath S, Jakubowiak A, Usmani SZ, Buyukkaramikli N, Phelps H, Slowik R, Pan F, Valluri S, Pacaud L, Jackson G. Extrapolation of Survival Data Using a Bayesian Approach: A Case Study Leveraging External Data from Cilta-Cel Therapy in Multiple Myeloma. Oncol Ther. 2023 Sep; 11(3):313-326.  View on PubMed
  4. Zafar A, Huang CY, Lo M, Arora S, Chung A, Wong SW, Wolf J, Martin TG, Shah N, Banerjee R. Intensity of Cyclophosphamide-Based Bridging Therapy Before Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Therapy in Myeloma. Transplant Cell Ther. 2023 08; 29(8):504.e1-504.e7.  View on PubMed
  5. Martin T, Dimopoulos MA, Mikhael J, Yong K, Capra M, Facon T, Hajek R, Špicka I, Baker R, Kim K, Martinez G, Min CK, Pour L, Leleu X, Oriol A, Koh Y, Suzuki K, Casca F, Macé S, Risse ML, Moreau P. Isatuximab, carfilzomib, and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma: updated results from IKEMA, a randomized Phase 3 study. Blood Cancer J. 2023 05 09; 13(1):72.  View on PubMed
  6. Krishnan A, Nooka AK, Chari A, Garfall AL, Martin TG, Nair S, Lin X, Qi K, Londhe A, Pei L, Ammann E, Kobos R, Smit J, Parekh T, Marshall A, Slavcev M, Usmani SZ. Teclistamab versus real-world physician's choice of therapy in triple-class exposed relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. J Comp Eff Res. 2023 06; 12(6):e220186.  View on PubMed
  7. Martin TG, Mateos MV, Nooka A, Banerjee A, Kobos R, Pei L, Qi M, Verona R, Doyle M, Smit J, Sun W, Trancucci D, Uhlar C, van de Donk NWCJ, Rodriguez C. Detailed overview of incidence and management of cytokine release syndrome observed with teclistamab in the MajesTEC-1 study of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Cancer. 2023 Jul 01; 129(13):2035-2046.  View on PubMed
  8. Ge AY, Huang CY, Banerjee R, Knoche J, Chung A, Arora S, Martin TG, Wolf J, Wong SW, Wiita AP, Shah N. Cytomegalovirus seropositivity is associated with improved responses to CD38 monoclonal antibody therapies in multiple myeloma: A single-centre retrospective study. Br J Haematol. 2023 06; 201(5):935-939.  View on PubMed
  9. Kennedy VE, Natsuhara K, Maringanti SA, Shah ND, Arora S, Wolf J, Martin TG, Aras MA, Chung A, Wong SW. Daratumumab Plus Bortezomib and Dexamethasone in Newly Diagnosed Systemic Light Chain Amyloidosis. Curr Probl Cancer. 2023 06; 47(3):100953.  View on PubMed
  10. Martin TG, Capra M, Mohty M, Suzuki K, Quach H, Cavo M, Moreau P, Dimopoulos M, Yong K, Tekle C, Foster MC, Barnes Y, Risse ML, Mikhael J. Isatuximab Plus Carfilzomib and Dexamethasone Versus Carfilzomib and Dexamethasone in Patients with Relapsed Multiple Myeloma: IKEMA Subgroup Analysis by Prior Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2023 02; 29(2):134.e1-134.e7.  View on PubMed
  11. Martin T, Richardson PG, Facon T, Moreau P, Perrot A, Spicka I, Bisht K, Inchauspé M, Casca F, Macé S, Van de Velde H, Suzuki K. Primary outcomes by 1q21+ status for isatuximab-treated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma: subgroup analyses from ICARIA-MM and IKEMA. Haematologica. 2022 10 01; 107(10):2485-2491.  View on PubMed
  12. Martin T, Jackson CC, Pacaud L, Madduri D, Jagannath S. Recent Advances in the Use of Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Expressing T-Cell Therapies for Treatment of Multiple Myeloma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2023 01; 23(1):22-27.  View on PubMed
  13. Slade M, Martin TG, Nathwani N, Fiala MA, Rettig MP, Gao F, Deol A, Buadi FK, Kaufman JL, Hofmeister CC, Gregory TK, Berdeja J, Chari A, Rosko A, Vij R. Ixazomib, lenalidomide and dexamethasone consolidation with randomized ixazomib or lenalidomide maintenance after autologous transplant in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Leukemia. 2022 12; 36(12):2917-2921.  View on PubMed
  14. Chung A, Banbury B, Vignali M, Huang CY, Asoori S, Johnson R, Kurtz T, Arora S, Wong SW, Shah N, Martin TG, Wolf JL. Antibody and T-cell responses by ultra-deep T-cell receptor immunosequencing after COVID-19 vaccination in patients with plasma cell dyscrasias. Br J Haematol. 2022 11; 199(4):520-528.  View on PubMed
  15. Shy BR, Vykunta VS, Ha A, Talbot A, Roth TL, Nguyen DN, Pfeifer WG, Chen YY, Blaeschke F, Shifrut E, Vedova S, Mamedov MR, Chung JJ, Li H, Yu R, Wu D, Wolf J, Martin TG, Castro CE, Ye L, Esensten JH, Eyquem J, Marson A. High-yield genome engineering in primary cells using a hybrid ssDNA repair template and small-molecule cocktails. Nat Biotechnol. 2023 04; 41(4):521-531.  View on PubMed
  16. Spicka I, Moreau P, Martin TG, Facon T, Martinez G, Oriol A, Koh Y, Lim A, Mikala G, Rosiñol L, Yagci M, Cavo M, Risse ML, Asset G, Macé S, van de Velde H, Yong K. Isatuximab plus carfilzomib and dexamethasone in relapsed multiple myeloma patients with high-risk cytogenetics: IKEMA subgroup analysis. Eur J Haematol. 2022 Nov; 109(5):504-512.  View on PubMed
  17. Martin T, Mikhael J, Hajek R, Kim K, Suzuki K, Hulin C, Garg M, Quach H, Sia H, George A, Konstantinova T, Risse ML, Asset G, Macé S, van de Velde H, Moreau P. Depth of response and response kinetics of isatuximab plus carfilzomib and dexamethasone in relapsed multiple myeloma. Blood Adv. 2022 08 09; 6(15):4506-4515.  View on PubMed
  18. Ferguson ID, Patiño-Escobar B, Tuomivaara ST, Lin YT, Nix MA, Leung KK, Kasap C, Ramos E, Nieves Vasquez W, Talbot A, Hale M, Naik A, Kishishita A, Choudhry P, Lopez-Girona A, Miao W, Wong SW, Wolf JL, Martin TG, Shah N, Vandenberg S, Prakash S, Besse L, Driessen C, Posey AD, Mullins RD, Eyquem J, Wells JA, Wiita AP. The surfaceome of multiple myeloma cells suggests potential immunotherapeutic strategies and protein markers of drug resistance. Nat Commun. 2022 07 15; 13(1):4121.  View on PubMed
  19. Facon T, Moreau P, Martin TG, Spicka I, Oriol A, Koh Y, Lim A, Mikala G, Rosiñol L, Yagci M, Cavo M, Yong K, Risse ML, Asset G, Schwab S, Martinez G. Isatuximab plus carfilzomib and dexamethasone versus carfilzomib and dexamethasone in elderly patients with relapsed multiple myeloma: IKEMA subgroup analysis. Hematol Oncol. 2022 Dec; 40(5):1020-1029.  View on PubMed
  20. Huang LW, Sheng Y, Andreadis C, Logan AC, Mannis GN, Smith CC, Gaensler KML, Martin TG, Damon LE, Huang CY, Olin RL. Patterns and Predictors of Functional Decline after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Older Adults. Transplant Cell Ther. 2022 06; 28(6):309.e1-309.e9.  View on PubMed

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