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ICON puts its money where its mouth is

A groundbreaking case study on the impact of ICON’s model in a leading South African medical scheme has demonstrated conclusively that it is possible to improve healthcare outcomes without spending more – and that collaboration is the key. ...
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Out-the-box solutions ahead to curb rising healthcare costs

There’s an urgent need to rethink payment models in healthcare, medical economists have argued – and the potential benefits are enormous in under-resourced markets such as South Africa. ...
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Guidelines: The power tools of modern health care

Guideline development is an essential part of keeping patient care both high quality and cost-effective. But creating evidence-based treatment protocols ethically and without bias comes with its own set of requirements said Dr Fergus Macbeth at the recent ICON conference. ...
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Roads less travelled: The evolution of clinical pathways

At the fourth ICON conference in August 2016, three eminent international speakers validated ICON’s goals and processes – including its emphasis on better outcomes for patients, curbing of costs, and the promotion of ethical standards. ...
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ESMO Summit Africa 2017 – Oncology Updates: From Evidence to Practice

The ESMO Summit Africa is a three-day educational event with presentations focused on several key disease sites. Created for oncology professionals in Africa, by international and local key opinion leaders, the Summit put into context the most significant treatment advances presented at the ESMO annual congress. ...
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A bright future for SA oncology

More than 800 oncology and related professionals from all around South Africa turned out for the 2016 ICON National Conference – making it the largest and most vibrant ICON conference to date – with an exceptionally high standard of academic presentations. For the more than 800 ...
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Huge need for radiotherapy treatment machines globally

Research shows more than two million cancer patients worldwide are unable to receive radiotherapy treatment due to a lack of radiotherapy megavoltage machines (MVM). ...
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Roadshow flags new developments in ICON

Two important new programmes in the ICON offering were ‘road tested’ during a series of regional meetings between ICON network members, management and clinical governance teams in the past three months. ...
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ICON 2016 Conference: Joint sessions to promote synergy and build skills

Chemotherapy nurses and oncology social workers will put their heads together at ICON’s 2016 conference this August to identify and address care issues that need urgent attention. ...
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Aapro, Hoverman and Macbeth: Don’t miss the 4th ICON conference

Three eminent international colleagues will be speaking at the 4th ICON Conference in August. Their presentations will be aligned with the aims for the conference: to marry evidence-based medicine with the realities faced in day-to-day practice, delivering a well-rounded viewpoint on ‘Real-World Oncology’. ...