Canadian study should not be a deterrent for effective mammogram screening
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 08:26

A Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal has found women undergoing regular mammograms does not necessarily decrease the rate of breast cancer deaths, but Australian medical specialists from Cancer Council Australia and Westmead Breast Cancer Institute have disputed the findings.

BCI Annual Breakfast celebrates life
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:48

In excess of 200 people attended the BCI's annual breakfast at Waterview, Olympic Park Sydney on 26th November. The breakfast, for people who have had breast cancer and their friends is held each year as a celebration of life after breast cancer. Guest speakers included yoga instructor Leigh Ridden and pathologist A Prof Rosemay Balleine. Leigh explained the benefits of yoga post breast cancer and led the group through some simple yoga activities.

Tribute Field of Women Held in Sydney
Thursday, 17 October 2013 07:39


On 11th and 12th October, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) held a Tribute Field of Women in the Bennelong Garden close to the Opera House. Against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour 15,000 pink lady sillouettes stood in a sea of colour to represent the 15,000 Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Along side them were 2,700 white sillhouettes, a tribute to the 2,700 women who will lose their life to breast cancer this year. 125 blue sillhouettes represented the number of men who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in Australia.

2013 Pink Ribbon Ride Raises Funds for Breast Cancer
Friday, 22 November 2013 11:20


The annual Sydney Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride has raised $60,000 to assist the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in the delivery of optimun care for patients in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Vitamin D Latitude Study in the Press
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:29

One of the big news stories for the 2012 Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress held at Darling Harbour was the Vitamin D Latitude Study.

Important Dates

Best Breast Friends

Tues 6th May 2014
Maree Fazzolari
Specialist prosthesis fitter
Leila O'Toole Sydney

Best Breast Friends
Tuesday 3rd June, 2014
An introduction to mindfulness based meditation
Dr Jemma Gilchrist
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Westmead BCI

Ask the Secialist
Mon 12th May 2014
A/Prof Nirmala Pathmanathan 
Service Director Westmead BCI
Senior Breast Pathologist: ICPMR/Pathology West

Dr Elisabeth Elder
Breast SurgeonDr Elisabeth Elder
Breast Surgeon

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