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 Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Clinic accepts both newly diagnosed and previously treated IBC patients. The IBC Multi-Team Clinic, held every Wednesday, allows patients to meet their radiation, surgical and medical oncologists in just one appointment and one location. Patients will leave with a customized treatment plan, knowing that the best physicians are caring for them every step of the way.
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.
IBC Treatment Team
The IBC team includes physicians from every specialty to provide expert guidance in all aspects of inflammatory breast cancer treatment, including pathology, imaging, chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy and survivorship.
- Gildy Babiera, M.D., FACS
- Carlos Barcenas, M.D., M.Sc.
- Thomas Buchholz, M.D., FACR
- Mariana Chavez Mac Gregor, M.D., MSC
- Sarah DeSnyder, M.D.
- Huong Le-Petross, M.D.
- Bora Lim, M.D.
- Anthony Lucci, M.D.
- Elizabeth A Mittendorf, M.D.
- James Murray III, M.D., MPH
- 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.
Did You Know?
Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the most aggressive type of breast cancer.
Morgan Welch IBC Clinic Information
Location: Mays Clinic Building, 5th floor | Get Directions
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.