Welcome to Westmead Breast Cancer Institute

The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) is recognised as one of Australia’s leading and dynamic organisations in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Linking screening to treatment and expert clinical care, the focus of the BCI is to provide continuity for our patients and a coordinated approach to breast cancer care for all our patients. The BCI focuses on best practice, and utilises a research- and evidence-based approach across all of its programs.


Venus 2015
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:34

The 2015 edition of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute annual newsletter, Venus, will be available soon.

Lymphoedema Update 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:57

In April 2015, Macquarie University will be hosting Professor Hakan Brorson and Margaret Sneddon as part of a week-long seminar on lymphoedema research.

Download the program and RSVP as places are limited.

What you need to know about mammograms
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:52

The Director of Westmead Breast Cancer Institute speaks about Breast Cancer Screening & Treatment



On 13 September 2014, the Pink Sari Project was officially launched by Prof David Currow, Chief Cancer Officer of NSW and Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Institute NSW. The Pink Sari Project focuses on women from Indian and Sri Lankan communities, who have the lowest rates of breast screening in New South Wales, Australia. 


GP Education Evening held 19th March 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 15:10

On Thursday 19th March 2015, Westmead Breast Cancer Institute co-hosted with Wentwest a Breast screening, diagnostic workup & management workshop for health professionals.


Dr Suellyn Kennedy, Dr Bronwyn Kennedy, Dr Farid Meybodi and A/Prof Nirmala Pathmanathan from BCI each presented an overview of breast cancer through the importance of breastscreening, breast imaging diagnostic workups and management of patients with benign and malignant breast conditions.


The workshop was designed in direct response to feedback received from GP's based on the increasing complexity of patients with atypical breast imaging findings or symptoms, as well as the increasing role of the GP in the long term management of patients with breast cancer.


Important Dates

Best Breast Friends
Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Easter Tuesday morning tea.
Facilitated by Jenny Cooper, CNC Breast Care.

 Venus 2014

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