JW Alumni Fellows Spotlight: Dr. Anthony Lucci


lucciDr. Anthony Lucci, Jr. is Professor, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He has dual appointments in both the Department of Breast Surgical Oncology and the Department of Surgical Oncology. He is also the Surgical Core Leader of the MD Anderson Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Clinic, and has extensive experience in treating patients with IBC.

He was a surgical oncology fellow at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Lucci went to the Texas Tech University School of Medicine and his internship/residency in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Lucci’s current research is focused on mechanisms of micrometastatic spread of cancer cells to the blood (CTCs) and bone marrow (DTCs) in both breast cancer and melanoma patients. Dr. Lucci will be giving presentations in both the breast cancer and melanoma fields at the World Cancer Congress. His presentations are titled, “Obesity and Inflammatory Breast Cancer” and “Measurement of Circulating Melanoma Cells as an Alternative for Routine Imaging of Advanced Melanoma Patients.”

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