Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic
Breast cancer does not always present with a lump. A swollen red breast often with an inverted nipple and no lump is the classic appearance of inflammatory breast cancer, the most aggressive type of breast cancer.
MD Anderson has been leading the way in pioneering inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) treatment. Since 2006, MD Anderson has been treating patients in the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic, dedicated exclusively for women with IBC. The IBC team includes physicians from every specialty to provide expert guidance in all aspects of IBC treatment, including pathology, imaging, chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy.
The Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic accepts both newly diagnosed and previously treated IBC patients, and we have clinics for new patients every day. Treatment is individualized to each patient, and the multidisciplinary IBC team oversees every aspect the treatment and care plan.
Patients will also have access to clinical trials that offer novel therapies to treat this rare disease. Our international tissue registry includes tumor samples from all over the world and represents a crucial resource to help understand and potentially lead to a cure for inflammatory breast cancer.
Morgan Welch IBC Clinic Information
Location: Mays Clinic Building, 5th floor | Get Directions
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Patients should be prepared to stay in Houston for 10-14 days for diagnostic testing and treatment.
IBC Treatment Team
- Ricardo Alvarez, M.D.
- Gildy Babiera, M.D., FACS
- Thomas Buchholz, M.D., FACR
- Mariana Chavez Mac Gregor, M.D., MSC
- Sarah M. Gainer, M.D.
- Huong Le-Petross, M.D.
- Anthony Lucci, M.D.
- Elizabeth A Mittendorf, M.D.
- Naoto Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
- Vicente Valero, M.D., FACP
- Wei Yang, M.B.B.S., FRCR
- Wendy Woodward, M.D., Ph.D.