The study of Inflammatory Breast Cancer has roots going much farther back than its name. The links below have selected IBC quotes, references and abstracts from the 1800s-1999 medical literature.

1800s: the first mention of IBC by other names.

1900-1949: the first half of the 20th century, the cause of peau d’orange or orange peel skin appearance is discovered.

1950-1984: interest in IBC appears to increase, first report in Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database.

1985-1994: IBC research pioneers, IBC in a 12 year old girl and more.

1995-1999: multimodal and neoadjuvant therapies, male IBC, the dilemma of the definition of IBC and more.