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Mediclinic Southern Africa, Icon Oncology and Cancercare celebrate a first in oncology.

2021-08-25
Cape Town, 16 August: Mediclinic Southern Africa, Icon Oncology and Cancercare today celebrated a first in South Africa with the official opening of a new flagship treatment facility based at Mediclinic Constantiaberg in Cape Town. The brand new R45-million oncology unit is the first of its ...
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POSITION STATEMENT: COVID-19 Vaccine April 2021

2021-04-22
COVID-19 Vaccine: Cancer and immunocompromised patients should receive the vaccine.   Icon Oncology strongly advises that people with cancer or a history of cancer should receive the COVID-19 vaccination.   Icon Oncology further recommends that cancer patients and survivors should be prioritised within Phase 2 of ...
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SAJO receives DHET accreditation: Good news for cancer research in region.

2021-04-09
The South African Journal of Oncology (SAJO) is proud to announce its recent accreditation received by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Announced in February this year, SAJO is now included in the list of accredited journals distributed by the Department. This ...
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Mediclinic Southern Africa partners with Icon Oncology to offer a first in oncology.

2021-03-24
New full-service oncology centre announced Cape Town, 24 March 2021: Leading value-based care (VBC) business, Icon Oncology and Mediclinic Southern Africa, today announced a first in South Africa partnership that aims to deliver seamless one-stop oncology services at a new flagship treatment facility based at Mediclinic ...
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Case Management and understanding its role in VBC

2020-10-30
Placing the patient in the centre October’s health calendar is busy, but there is a week dedicated to celebrate a special group of healthcare professionals – Case Managers.  National Case Managers Week fell on 11-17 October and if ever there was a time to recognise the ...
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A surprise gift for Reach for Recovery

2020-10-30
Icon Oncology helps with a new home When breast cancer support group, Reach for Recovery needed a new home for their Ditto Project in Cape Town earlier this year, well-known surgeon Dr Justus Apffelstaedt, got in touch with the media to drive awareness of their plight. ...
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Education empowers women in fight against cancer

2020-09-29
   Prevention and early diagnosis key to reduce mortality rate Cancer is set to become the leading cause of death in the 21st Century with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warning that one in six women may be at risk of developing cancer ...
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Icon Oncology Conference postponed to 3 – 5 June 2022

2020-07-16
In light of the current trend and projected peak time of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, Icon Oncology has concluded that it will not be possible to continue with plans of hosting the Icon 2020 Conference conference in October 2020. The Icon 2020 Conference organising ...
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Cancer survivor on a mission

2020-06-26
Conn Bertish is a man on a mission; a man who is determined to “make people harder to kill.” Especially those who have been diagnosed or living with cancer. In 2006, Conn, an internationally awarded creative director, big wave surfer, fear factor winner, husband and father ...
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World No Tobacco Day: Now is as good a time as any to give up smoking

2020-06-25
Amid a controversial ban on the sale of tobacco products, South Africa commemorates Anti-Tobacco Month which culminates in World No-Tobacco Day on May 31. A global annual campaign headed up by The World Health Organization (WHO), World No-Tobacco Day focuses on the dangers of tobacco use ...