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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program

Our team of experts at the Breast Cancer Center at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, has extensive experience treating inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Led by Ricardo Alvarez, MD, MSc, Medical Oncology Director of the CTCA® Breast Cancer Institute, our inflammatory breast cancer program is committed to providing innovative care for patients with IBC.

Dr. Alvarez joined CTCA Atlanta in 2014 and serves as Principal Investigator for many large clinical trials exploring ways to improve and expand breast cancer treatment options. His research studies are published in many peer-reviewed journals, including Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Annals of Oncology.

“Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and complex disease,” says Dr. Alvarez. “I have focused on IBC treatment and research for more than a decade. I know the importance of staying on top of clinical advances, especially when it comes to clinical trials.”

Because of the aggressive nature of IBC, it is important to properly diagnose and stage the disease in a timely manner, so you can make more informed decisions about your treatment options. Our breast cancer experts collaborate daily, giving them an opportunity to reach a diagnosis more efficiently and recommend an individualized care plan designed to allow you to start treatment as soon as possible.

As part of our commitment to comprehensive care, we offer qualified breast cancer patients an opportunity to enroll in carefully selected clinical trials in areas such as immunotherapy, genomically targeted chemotherapy and other relevant research.

Your IBC care team may also include radiation and surgical oncologists and reconstructive plastic surgeons with advanced training and experience in helping inflammatory breast cancer patients restore their function and appearance. Depending on your needs, your care team may also include dietitians, naturopathic providers, physical therapists, chiropractors, mind-body therapists, spiritual counselors and other supportive care clinicians to help you manage side effects such as fatigue, hair loss, nausea and/or loss of appetite. Addressing these issues early and vigilantly may help you maintain your strength, stamina and resilience, so you are better able to reduce the risk of treatment delays.

Where we are located

CTCA Atlanta

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program
600 Celebrate Life Pkwy.
Newnan, GA 30265

New Patients:888-552-6760
Existing Patients:(770) 830-CTCA

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