• Dr. Lancaster is an assistant professor of surgery within the Division of Surgical Oncology and specializes in breast surgery. She works at the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic. Here she partners with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to devise and tailor individual treatment plans for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Dr. Lancaster is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist. Her clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of invasive breast cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), and benign breast disease. Her surgical expertise includes breast lumpectomy, mastectomy including nipple sparing mastectomy, and lymphadenectomy. Dr. Lancaster’s research interests include patient education and its impact on decision making, DCIS, breast cancer prevention, and breast cancer treatment outcomes.

    Dr. Lancaster became a doctor of medicine after receiving her degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham in 2010. She completed her residency in general surgery at UAB in 2015. After surgical residency, she completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of California San Francisco. She then returned to Birmingham, Ala., to begin her clinical and academic practice at UAB in 2016.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 What is a clear margin in breast conserving cancer surgery? 2014

    Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Internship 2011
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Residency 2015
  • University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016
  • Full Name

  • Rachael Lancaster