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Mary L. McMaster, M.D.

Senior Clinical Specialist

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Mary L. McMaster, M.D.

Mary L. McMaster, M.D.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Clinical Genetics Branch
Address:9609 Medical Center Drive
Room 6E516


Dr. McMaster received an M.D. from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in 1984, then trained in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at Vanderbilt University. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in cellular biology, she came to NIH in 1996, where she completed training in Clinical Medical Genetics. She joined NCI in 1998 to pursue clinical research in cancer genetics with an emphasis on familial cancer syndromes.

Research Interests

  • Clinical and genetic characterization of familial Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia
  • Clinical, genetic and epidemiologic characterization of families at high risk of chronic lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Epidemiologic studies in familial testis cancer: histopathologic correlates and risk of cancers other than germ cell tumors in relatives of testis cancer patients