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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 ...
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Patient care and staff well-being in oncology during the coronavirus pandemic – ethical considerations

2020-05-14
An editorial on patient care and staff well-being during the corona virus pandemic has been published in the SA Journal of Oncology by Prof Raymond Abratt who is the Head of Clinical Governance at Icon Oncology. Icon Oncology continues to provide treatment and support to cancer ...
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Icon2020 Conference postponed to 10-11 October 2020

2020-03-19
COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the world and the country and it is up to every one of us to play our part to ensure that the spread and effects of the virus are limited as much as possible. • Our government has declared ...
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Message from Icon Oncology CEO on COVID-19

2020-03-17
The world is all well aware of the serious and unprecedented global pandemic resulting from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South Africa and announced that a “State of Disaster” has been declared and various interventions and regulations have been implemented to ...
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Icon appoints new CEO

2019-10-22
Icon Oncology Holdings (Pty) Ltd, including all its subsidiaries and associated Companies, is excited to announce that Anthony Pedersen, currently CEO of Medscheme, has been appointed as the Group CEO of Icon. Anthony will assume the role, based at the company’s Head Office in Cape Town, ...