New oncology unit opens

Mediclinic Constantiaberg’s oncology unit has undergone a R45 million revamp. Taking the lion’s share is a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator that can target tumours with greater accuracy and speed, reducing treatment times and minimising damage to surrounding healthy tissue, according to Icon Oncology’s radiation therapy area manager Veruschka Frantz. The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new unit was on Monday August 16. Mediclinic Southern Africa CEO Koert Pretorius said cancer patients now had access to various forms of treatment under one roof.