Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Each year, an estimated 192,370 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on breast cancer:

Treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer is recognized nationwide as a leader in the fields of breast cancer treatment and research. Breast cancer patients at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are seen in the center’s state-of-the-art Breast Health Clinic, located on the third floor of The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital. Using an integrated multidisciplinary approach, patients have access to a team of dedicated specialists, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiologists, who work together to design the most effective treatment plan possible. Our physicians are nationally recognized experts and employ today’s leading-edge treatments. The Breast Health Clinic is also home to the Angel Squad, a volunteer group dedicated to providing comfort, hope and compassionate services to breast cancer patients and their caregivers.

About the Breast Health Clinic

Make an appointment

Our team of breast cancer experts

Breast Health Clinic:

The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital 3rd Floor

2000 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

(205) 801-8266 or 1-800-333-6543

Breast Cancer Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of breast cancer research. The center is one of only 11 institutions in the nation to hold a SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) grant in breast cancer. These highly prestigious grants are designed to move research findings quickly and safely from the laboratory to the clinical setting.

The Cancer Center is also a member of the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, a national group of 14 research centers that conducts innovative, high-impact clinical trials in breast cancer. Also, in 2009, the Cancer Center was awarded a $6.4-million Promise grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to study triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.

Clinical Trials

Related Services at UAB

Breast Health Clinic

UAB Department of Surgery

UAB Radiation Oncology

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Support & Resources

Angel Squad


UAB Medicine

UAB School of Medicine


Cancer Center Support Groups


Breast Cancer Resources

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama

Susan G. Komen for a Cure

Community Events

Support the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and its mission of eliminating cancer as a major public health problem by participating in an upcoming event. Your support leads us to effective treatments and cures for cancer. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama hosts events throughout the year to support research at the Cancer Center.

Support a Cure and Buy Alabama’s Breast Cancer Research License Plate #86!

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama is dedicated to supporting ground-breaking research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their efforts led to the creation of the “Breast Cancer Research” car tag. The tag costs $50 and $41.25 will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.  The organization has raised more than $6 million for breast cancer research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1996.

To Become a Patient

UAB HealthFinder can connect you to the service you need. You can access HealthFinder by calling (205) 934-9999 or toll-free 1-800-UAB-8816  or you can make your appointment online. 

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