Tucker, Margaret A., M.D. individual record
Senior Investigator
  • Senior Investigator, HUMAN GENETICS PROGRAM

Dr. Margaret A. Tucker is Director of the Human Genetics Program. Dr. Tucker received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed training in internal medicine and medical oncology at Stanford University Medical Center. In her over 30 years at NCI, Dr. Tucker has led the Institute’s research program on familial cancers, the etiology of melanoma, and multiple primary cancers. Her research team and collaborators identified the first major susceptibility genes for melanoma. Dr. Tucker and her team published a melanoma atlas, created training videos for the clinical examination of members of high-risk families, and developed the first calculator to estimate an individual’s risk of developing melanoma.

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