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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


inherited bone marrow failure syndrome  listen  (in-HAYR-ih-ted bone MAYR-oh FAYL-yer SIN-drome)

  A rare disorder in which a person’s bone marrow is unable to make enough blood cells and there is a family history of the same disorder. There are several different types of inherited bone marrow failure syndrome, and patients with one of them are at high risk of forming acute leukemia or certain solid tumors. Also called IBMFS.