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Center for Inflammation and Cancer

The Center for Inflammation and Cancer (CIC) was established in late 2008 and is one of several interdisciplinary research centers in the MD Anderson Institute for Basic Science. 

Inflammation has been closely linked with various cancers. The goal of the CIC is to provide an interactive platform across MD Anderson and the Texas Medical Center to study cross-regulation of inflammatory cell types and tumor microenvironments and the underlying molecular mechanisms using both animal models and patient samples.



Shao-Cong Sun, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology


Xin Lin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology

Stephanie Watowich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology

Distinguished Lecture Series



Yang-Xin Fu, M.D., PhD.

Professor, Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago
924 E 57th St
Chicago, IL

09/17/20149 - 10:30  am4SCR1.1110

Guillermo Garcia-Manero, MD

Professor, Department of Leukemia
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit 428
Houston, TX

10/02/201410 -  11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

Gabriel Nunez, M.D.

University of Michigan
Department of Pathology
4219  CCGC
1400 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI

12/04/201410 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

Jonathan D. Powell, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Room 443, Cancer Research Bldg.
1650 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD

01/08/201510 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

Koichi S. Kobayashi, M.D, Ph.D.

Texas A & M Health Science Center
Department  of Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology
415A Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX

02/05/201510 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

Jane Bucker, M.D.

Associate Director, BRI.
Program Director, Translational Research 
Program, Member
Benearoya Research Institute
1201 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA

03/05/201510 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

Steven Ziegler, Ph.D.

Member and Director,
Immunology Program
Affiliate Professor, Immunology
Benaroya Research Institute
1201 Ninth Street
Seattle, WA

04/02/201510 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

Warren Strober, M.D.

Chief, Mucosal Immunity Section, LHD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Building 10-CRC, Room 5-3940
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD

05/07/201510 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

Stephen D. Miller, PhD

Judy Gugenheim Research Professor
Director-Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center
Department of Microbiology-Immunology
Northwestern University Medical School
6-713 Tarry Building
303 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL  

06/04/201510 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

David Artis, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Microbiology

Institute for Immunology

421 Curie Boulevard

BRB II/III Room 350

Philadelphia, PA  19104

09/03/201510 - 11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

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