Iconic Updates / 29 Jan, 2024

Icon Singapore holds inaugural Regional Oncology Conference

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Putting science into practice

Radiation Oncologist and Icon’s Deputy Director Radiation Oncology, A/Prof Matthew Foote discussed the changing management of metastatic brain cancer with stereotactic ablative therapy. A/Prof Foote shared insights into the use of cutting-edge radiation therapy technology and how clinicians and technology are turning the dial on patient outcomes.

Future healthcare

There was a focus on pushing the boundaries of cancer care through investment in research and clinical trials.

Icon Group’s Executive Manager of Research, Sophie Mepham shared Icon’s clinical trial capabilities with a focus on global networking to deliver a robust, quality clinical trials program benefitting clinicians and patients. Similarly, Icon Singapore Research Committee Chair and Senior Consultant, Dr Hsieh Wen-Son shared the next steps in clinical trials from a clinician’s perspective and the importance of introducing research into clinical practice for the best possible patient care.

Elevating care

Icon CEO, ASEAN and Hong Kong, Serena Wee said the event reflects a growing commitment to elevating care in the region.

“This conference served as a platform for us to bridge the cancer gap in our region and focus on a multidisciplinary approach for cross-boundary cancer care,” said Serena.

“We’ve matured our presence in Singapore and have recently launched our first service in Malaysia.

“With a strong cohort of doctors and deep experience and partnerships across Southeast Asia we’re providing more access to the latest cancer care and helping more people receive the care they deserve.”

The conference also included tours of Icon Cancer Centre Mt Alvernia, Singapore’s first private full integrated cancer care facility offering all aspects of cancer care under one roof and our centre at Farrer Park.

Thank you to our sponsors – Novartis, AstraZeneca, Varian, Roche, MSD, Sandoz and Guardant for making this regional conference possible.

Learn more about Icon Cancer Centre Singapore and Icon Cancer Centre Malaysia.

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