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Screening goes mobile - bringing screening to the workplace

Westmead Breast Cancer Institute have created a new program aimed at increasing breast screening rates for busy women, by bringing mammograms to the workplace.

In collaboration with local businesses and employers, the BCI mobile van will be visiting workplaces including Blacktown Council, the Arnott's factory at Huntingwood and Sydney Business Park at Marden Park. By making it more convenient for women to have a free, 15 minute screening mammogram, BCI hopes to increase participation rates for the women of Western Sydney. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 11:34
Catwalk capers for a cancer cause

The following article was published on 12 May 2015 in the St Marys Star.
The Sri Lankan Association of NSW is hosting a fashion show in June to raise awareness about breast screening among Indian and Sri Lankan communities – two communities with the lowest rate of breast screening in NSW.

Pink Sari Project presents: Fabulously Pink

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.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 15:20
What you need to know about mammograms

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. 


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:11
The14th Pink Ribbon Ride observed with about 1100 bikes!!

pinkride2014It was a spectacular event on 12th of October with about 1100 bikes to celebrate Pink Ribbon Ride 2014. The Ride started from car park at Club Punchbowl and ended at Warragamba Dam.
The Ride was organized with very genuine cause of raising fund and awareness for Breast Cancer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:42
3D camera aids women planning breast surgery

The VECTRA 3D Imaging technology is being used in the planning stages of breast oncoplastic surgery at Westmead Breast Cancer Institute. The 3D images produced give patients an impression of what they will look like after reconstructive breast surgery, which helps them with the daunting task of making decisions about their treatment following breast cancer. Thanks to a generous donation by the Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride in 2012, the BCI is the only breast cancer treating centre that has access to this breathtaking technology.

The VECTRA 3D Imaging technology can be used in everyday practice for breast analysis, planning of surgery, simulation, patient education and longitudinal studies in the reconstructive setting.

Research projects related to this topic have been presented nationally and internationally in the last 12 months and have created lots of interest. The VECTRA 3D Imaging technology received media attention on the channel 7 news, in an interview with Dr Elder on September 26, 2013.

View the video of the interview here.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:48
Breast Care Nurse Practicum

The 2nd Breast Care Nurse Practicum for 2014 was held from the 15th to the 19th September at the BCI.Three nurses attended the 5 days of lectures and clinical observership including time in operating suite and Radiotherapy. During the week the NSW Breast Cancer Interest Group meeting was held at the Lifehouse Centre at RPA.

The nurses had the opportunity to spend time sharing and discussing issues of interest to other breast care nurses from around Sydney and surrounds.
The week is made possible by the ongoing support and enthusiasm that the BCI and other Cancer care staff show to each of the nursing groups that attend the practicum 3 times a year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:24
Sydney Congress a Great Success!

Over 900 delegates attended the 2012 Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress at Darling Harbour from 23-26 October. They were joined on Thursday and Friday by over 600 consumers for Breast Cancer Network Australia's conference "Strength to Strength".

Life Saving Breast Screening Van on the Move

Women in Greater Western Sydney now have access to a free life-saving health service closer to home since the launch of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) Sunflower Clinic BreastScreen NSW van. NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health, Melinda Pavey launched the BreastScreen NSW van with Dr Geoff Lee MP, Member for Parramatta in December 2011. This service is now providing potentially life-saving screening to women across Western Sydney.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:18
New mobile screening van to be launched

Ray of Hope vision for women of Western Sydney: the new $1 million mobile BCI Sunflower Clinic BreastScreen Van to be launched on 13th December.

The Ray of Hope Committee would like to announce the construction of the new BCI Sunflower Clinic BreastScreen Mobile Van is nearing completion.  The van is due to be officially launched in Western Sydney on 13th December, and will commence service in mid January 2012.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:20