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The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute facilitates best practice breast care for patients through clinical care coordination, innovation, education, and research.

The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute facilitates:

  • interdisciplinary breast cancer care
  • clinical, basic and translational research
  • education for treatment providers, patients and the community.

The service model will ensure high quality comprehensive accessible care is available for all patients with breast cancer and other breast diseases across the Metro North catchment, through an integrated, networked service that:

  • provides a positive patient experience
  • enables patients to be treated as close to home as possible
  • has an evidence-based care pathway
  • develops local expertise and clinical regional leaders with a specialised interest
  • provides advanced diagnostics and specialist services for high risk patients
  • produces the next generation of national and international leaders in breast disease. 

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute Upcoming Events

Breast Care Nurse Education (date to be announced) | CBCI 2024 Event

GP Education | CBCI Saturday 16 November 2024 

Community Forum | CBCI Thursday 10 October 2024 

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute (CBCI)

Metro North Health
Level 7, Block 7
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital campus


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Setting the scene

Metro North Health is the largest public provider of health services in Australia. Metro North operates acute facilities at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), The Prince Charles Hospital, Caboolture Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Kilcoy Hospital and the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS).

Breast cancer services are provided at many facilities across Metro North, with the overwhelming proportion of care undertaken at RBWH. Services provided across Metro North include:

  • screening, imaging and diagnostics
  • oncoplastic breast surgery and reconstruction
  • chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • palliative and supportive care.

Breast cancer management is a highly complex decision-making environment for patients. Patients depend on expert clinical and allied support teams for direction. It is therefore vitally important that health providers for these patients have a shared understanding of best practices to ensure the patient receives optimal care.

CBCI projects 

Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
Scaffold-guided Breast Surgery Clinical Trial
ROLLIS localising seeds

The Orchid Press 

In 2024, our commitment to keeping you well informed is exemplified through our quarterly newsletter, The Orchid Press. The newsletter will feature patient stories, insightful breast care knowledge, the latest developments and innovations, and other helpful resources. Feel free to subscribe by emailing . If you have anything you would like us to feature in our quarterly newsletter, please email: 

CBCI’s Publications 

CBCI’s Mentions 

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Your generosity makes a difference. Please donate to the RBWH Foundation.

The RBWH Foundation is the charity that supports CBCI, helping to fund life-saving research and advances in patient care.

We exist to connect those who wish to give with the most potent opportunities to make a difference, now and into the future and support CBCI’s vision to enhance seamless clinical care, health innovation, community education and world-first medical research.

As well as providing support to CBCI, the Foundation also partners with Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), STARS Hospital (Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service), Redcliffe Hospital, and significant other institutes in the Herston Health Precinct.

When you donate or fundraise for the RBWH Foundation, you are supporting hospitals and institutes in the gift of time. Time for researchers to develop life-changing treatments. Time for doctors to consider new diagnoses and provide the best possible care for their patients. And time for families to continue to enjoy every precious moment with the people they love, hopeful for what the future holds.

Together, we are saving lives, through the extraordinary power of giving.


Proudly supported by

BreastScreen Queensland
Metro North Health and Queensland Government
RBWH Foundation