Blanche P. Alter, MD, MPH

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Blanche P. Alter

Senior Clinician
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD

Dr. Alter developed an interdisciplinary clinical research program, conducting systematic investigations of cancer in the inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (http://marrowfailure.cancer.gov/). The prototype disorder for this program is Fanconi anemia, in which there is a large excess of unusual cancers that occur at atypically early ages, including myelodysplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia, and cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx, esophagus, cervix and vulva, and liver.

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