In late 2019 Icon Group became the first Australian healthcare company to deliver cancer care into Mainland China. One year later the group continues to provide more care to where it is needed with the opening of two more centres located in China’s Chongqing and Qingdao.
On 28th November 2020, the new Icon Cancer Centre located inside Qingdao United Family Healthcare (UFH) Hospital was officially opened alongside the 20th Radiotherapy Annual Conference of Qingdao. The new state-of-the-art centre is equipped with a Varian, TrueBeam linear accelerator, the latest in radiation therapy technology. This machine is the first of its kind in Qingdao and delivers pin-point accurate treatments and radiation therapy techniques for a wide range of cancer types. Leveraging Icon’s international clinical expertise, the centre will also offer Varian’s HyperArc technology – an advanced radiation therapy technology delivering stereotactic radiosurgery which intelligently adapts to the size, shape and location of tumours. It is used to accurately treat multiple brain metastases and is designed to improve quality of life for patients living with advanced secondary cancers.
The Icon Cancer Centre within UFH’s Qingdao hospital is another example of the group’s ability to nurture strong healthcare partnerships in order to bring the best possible cancer care to more people.
“UFH is an internationally recognised hospital group with over two decades of proven experience in the China healthcare market. With their extensive knowledge of the China healthcare landscape coupled with Icon’s proven track record of world-class radiation therapy services, we are providing an elevated level of cancer care to the people of China,” said Mark Middleton.