The Sandton Oncology Centre (SOC) was established in 1990 to provide the community with quality compassionate oncological medical care. We are situated at 159 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg in a pleasant tranquil environment.
The centre has a Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology division, a robust research wing and an on-site oncology pharmacy.
We offer comprehensive cancer care, with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and psychotherapy and we boast a team of skilled medical professionals with extensive experience in cancer and its management.
My father, who ran the Comrades Marathon in 1979 and 1980, passed away on the 7th of June 2010. I was a young girl when he completed his ‘up and down’ run and was always planning that ‘one day – some day’ I would like to run the ‘Ultimate Human Race’. On the day my Dad passed away, I undertook to run the Comrades Marathon in 2011 and raise funds for CANSA.
I completed the Comrades Marathon (Up run) on the 29th of May 2011. I was adamant that I would one do ONE, but by the end of that gruelling day I know this race (journey) was in my blood. My running buddy (Chellaine) and I managed to raise R125,000 from friends and colleagues.
The crab, which is a cancer zodiac sign is our corporate logo. In Latin, cancer is the word for crab. The image of the crab inspired the first application of the word to the disease.
The ancient physician Galen (129-199 BC) coined the term when he wrote: "Just as a crab's feet extend from every part of the body, so in this disease the veins are distended, forming a similar figure."
Today, the Greek term carcinoma is the medical term for a malignant tumor derived from epithelial cells. It is Celsus who translated carcinos into the Latin cancer, also meaning crab. Galen used "oncos" to describe all tumours, the root for the modern word oncology.