Melissa L. Bondy

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Melissa Bondy

Professor in the Department of Pediatrics - Hematology and Oncology Division, Duncan Cancer Center and Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

Appointed McNair Scholar September 2011

Dr. Bondy is associate director for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences in the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, and holds the Dan L Duncan Professorship. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and both a master's of science in epidemiology - environmental science and Ph.D. in epidemiology from The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. Her research focus is in genetic and molecular epidemiology, and she is at the forefront of developing innovative ways to assess the roles of heredity and genetic susceptibility in the etiology of cancer, primarily brain and breast cancer. She is recognized for her research involving families of glioma patients and for studies evaluating genetic susceptibility and environmental determinants in breast, pancreatic and brain cancer. She established the international multi-center multidisciplinary consortium, multidisciplinary consortium, the goal of which is to characterize genes in glioma families and identify genetic mutations that could be associated with familial glioma. View profile.

Articles about Dr. Bondy:

Houston-led consortium narrows search for familial glioma susceptibility

Renowned epidemiologist named Baylor's associate director for Cancer Prevention and Population Science, McNair Scholar


McNair Medical Institute at Baylor


Learn more about the McNair Medical Institute at Baylor College of Medicine and the support of Robert C. and Janice McNair.