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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

09/17/201410-11 am2SCR 2SCR1 (5&6)

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)

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