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Ignacio Blanco, MD, PhD

Patient Support Professional
Hereditary Cancer Program
Catalan Institute of Oncology
Badalona, Spain

Ignacio Blanco practices as a cancer genetics and clinical genetics at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), where he serves as a Coordinator of the Genetic Counseling Units of the Hereditary Cancer Program.

Dr. Blanco is also an Associated Professor in the Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics at University of Barcelona

Specializations: Genetic Counseling, Cancer Risk Assessment, molecular basis of hereditary cancer and Rare Diseases.

Education: MD, University of Barcelona (1987); PhD, Autonomous University of Barcelona (1996).

Representative Publications:
Allele-Specific Expression OF APC in Adenomatous Polyposis Families

Evidence of linkage to chromosomes 10p15.3–p15.1, 14q24.3–q31.1 and 9q33.3–q34.3 in non-syndromic colorectal cancer families 

Little evidence for association between the TGFBR1*6A variant and colorectal cancer: a family-based association study on non-syndromic family members from Australia and Spain.

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