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The 6th ICON Conference

2019-10-22
We take pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 6th ICON Conference at Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town from 5 – 7 June 2020. Target audience: Specialist oncologists, chemotherapy staff; radiation therapists, medical physicists, business managers and senior administrative staff from both medical ...
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Cancer care, an increasing challenge for SA medical aids

2019-10-22
The rising costs of cancer care are posing an increasing challenge for South African medical aids, and the industry needs to pro-actively adopt new billing models to meet this challenge, says Dr. Ernst Marais, COO of Icon Oncology, the biggest network of oncologists in the country. ...
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SA Congress of Oncology (SACO)

2019-06-11
ICON will be participating at the SACO Conference taking place between the 8th to 11th of August 2019. Visit us at stand #59 in Exhibition Hall 3 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC).  We look forward to engaging with you there ...
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MSH progress gains momentum

2018-12-05
2018 was a highly successful year for the group, and further progress is envisaged in 2019 Medical Specialist Holdings (MSH) has achieved a number of milestones this year, all of which are positive indicators of greater progress in 2019.In 2018, we were successful as a group ...
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ASCO Guidelines to Improve Clinician Communication with Patients

2018-10-30
Clear and effective communication is a core element of patient-centered oncology care.Oncology is a challenging field with high stakes and vulnerable patients. The treatment regimens used are often highly complex and may be toxic even at therapeutic doses. Oncology care is a multidisciplinary speciality. ...
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Serious illness conversations

2018-10-30
Dr Margie Venter, a palliative care specialist and oncologist, raised some interesting points about serious illness conversations, particularly the idea that advanced care planning discussions need to be done with everyone. This includes initiating the conversation at diagnosis and not just in the last stages of ...
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Sexuality and cancer

2018-10-30
Dr Ros Boa of Vincent Palotti Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital, addressing the topic of “Sexuality and cancer”, said that cancer profoundly impacts sexual well-being on physical, psychological and social levels, and it’s important for patients to be able to discuss sexuality with health professionals. Studies ...
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The emotional challenges of surviving cancer

2018-09-04
Making it past the finish line after walking in cancer’s footsteps isn’t just a celebration of life, it’s a seeking of self From the moment you find out that you have cancer, it becomes a part of your life forever. The problem is, for most people, ...
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The 5th ICON Conference

2018-09-04
The 5th ICON conference was recently held at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town and proved to be a successful and enlightening meeting. ...
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The impact of proposed Medical Scheme Act changes

2018-06-22
There are changes set to ripple across the medical industry as government implements legislation in an attempt to increase access to care. ...