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.


Additional Breast Care Services at Mt Druitt
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 09:17

Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan, Service Director of Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) was proud to launch its expanded Screening, Assessment and Diagnostics Service Clinic at the BCI Sunflower Clinic Mount Druitt Hospital. The expansion is in response to a significant increase in the number of women from the Blacktown local government area, lower Blue Mountains and Penrith areas requiring breast screening services in the area.

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. 


Pink Sari Project presents: Fabulously Pink
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:12

The Sri Lankan Association of NSW, as part of the Pink Sari Project will be hosting 'Fabulously Pink - A Fashion Show' on Sunday 28th June. The Pink Sari Project aims to promote breast cancer screening awareness among the Indian and Sri Lankan communities, who have some of the lowest screening rates in NSW. As part of the event, BCI Service Director A/Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan will be presenting on the night.

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.


Important Dates

Best Breast Friends
Tuesday 4th August, 2015

Keeping Up Appearances: Maintaing and enhancing intimacy and relationships in the context of Breast Cancer.

Presented by Kim Hobbs, Clinical Specialist Social Worker.


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