The Oncology Centre

The Oncology Centre is the only independent unit in KZN offering state of the art Radiotherapy treatment facilities, chemotherapy facilities, a dedicated Oncology CT scanner and onsite laboratory facilities.
Drs Landers and James are one of the few practices associated with ICON (Independent Clinical Oncology Network), which is a network offering cancer treatment at reduced rates to affiliated medical aid schemes. This has resulted in sections of the population, who would not have had access to private treatment, being treated timeously. Cancer Doc has established an integrated network of radiologists, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists and pharmacists throughout KZN to work in ensuring patients are equipped with medical and social support to map the road ahead.

Doctors

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Dr Landers

Dr Gregory Landers qualified as a Radiation Oncologist in 1989. He worked as a registrar at Addington Hospital in Durban and entered independent private practice in 1993. In 2008, The Oncology Centre was established.

Dr Landers attends regular international conferences to keep abreast with advances in the field. He is a firm believer in practicing evidence based medicine and conducts continuous research in contribution to the progression of oncology study.

When on the rare occasion Dr Landers is not at the practice, he can usually be found fishing, creating something in his workshop or kitchen, fixing vintage cars or working on his farm

Dr James

Dr Jo-Ann James obtained a BSC degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in microbiology, biochemistry and plant pathology before going on to study medicine and complete her MBCHB in 1989. She was the 2009 Nedbank Regional Business Woman of the year and participates in a number of international clinical trials in contribution to advancing oncology treatment.

Dr James has 2 children and enjoys reading and travel. She is very involved in her community and local support groups as a way of giving back to those who suffer. She attends many school programmes as well as radio talk shows to help educate the community in cancer awareness.

Management

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My name is Lynette or Lyn (for short) and I have been working in the practice since 1993. I am responsible for overseeing the financial side of the practice. If I am not in front of my computer, I am busy on my “farm” in the midlands enjoying the fresh air!

I’m Busi Mdluli a proud mother of 2 boys. I am the Practice manager and besides the management duties I liaise with medical aids for patient’s treatment authorizations and other benefits relating to their conditions.

Accounts

I’m Alice. I am the mother of 2 boys and am responsible for all accounts. I also help patients with all their bookings like scans, doctor appointments between our practice and other practices and medical aid issues. I like to make our patients feel like they coming to their second home when they are visiting our practice. With my spare time I relax with my family and enjoy going to church.

Claims

Lynette and Alice are in charge of medical aid claims and collection of payments. They will advise you of any short payments by your medical aid, this then becomes your responsibility to settle the account.

 

Research

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I’m Audrey and I am head of research at The Oncology Centre. If you are interested in one of the exciting research trials we are conducting, I will provide you with the information you will need to make an informed decision. I will also arrange all your relevant tests and investigations as well as your treatment. I qualified as a therapy radiographer in 2004 and have been working in research for the past 2 years. When I’m not at work I am either painting, scuba diving or running after my twin boys..

I’m Amesha and I started my nursing journey in 2001. I wanted to do more for patient care and so qualified as a Professional Nurse in 2006. In 2008 I joined Dr’s Landers and James at The Oncology Centre thereafter obtaining my Nursing qualification and becoming an Oncology Sister. I enjoy being involved in clinical trials to further patient care in oncology treatment as I lost both parents to cancer. The best part about my job is that no 2 days are the same.

Chemotherapy Nurses

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My name is Jay and I am a registered Oncology nurse and clinical research coordinator at the Oncology Centre. With more than 3 decades of experience, I am committed to enhancing the quality of patient care. I am qualified in General Nursing and Oncology Nursing and have a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science.

I’m Tamsin and I qualified as a registered nurse in 1992. I was a gynaecological nurse and midwife until 2003 when I decided to change my direction of nursing to oncology due to family members of mine being diagnosed with cancer. I completed the oncology course in 2008. I am the proud mother of 2 sons and love animals!

I’m Nqobile and I have been with the team since June 2016. I never chose oncology, oncology chose me. I didn’t know anything about it and always wanted to be a surgical nurse, but the first day that I worked in the oncology ward I fell in love with it, I forgot about surgical. I find oncology exciting, interesting and the team I am with is not really a team, I feel I have found a family and I learn more everyday.

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My name is Glaudet and I have been nursing in oncology since 2008. My journey began in the hospitals until I became a member of the Oncology Centre team in May 2016. I am passionate about patient care and in this sector I get to learn something new everyday. You will see me in the Umhlanga practice.

Pharmacy

My name is Saunal. You will find me in the pharmacy based at Ridge Road so may not see me very often as I am the one mixing medications. When I’m not at work I enjoy travelling overseas when I can as well as curling up to a good book.

Reception

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My name is Patti and I work as Receptionist in Ridge Road. I am assistant to both doctors but also deal with booking of appointments and administration. I am a wife with 4 children and I love creative projects.

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I’m Lynn and I work for administration based in Ridge Road. I can help you with any queries and bookings of appointments. When I am not at work I love spending quality time with my family and cooking with my daughter.

Umhlanga

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My name is Sheryl and I love people, especially helping in every way I can. My responsibilities are in the reception and administration area and I have been working at the Oncology Centre for 7 years. I am based in the Umhlanga practice and am happy to help you with any queries you may have about your treatment. My hobbies include scrapbooking and sewing.

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My name is Simone and I work in reception at the Umhlanga practice. I am deal with bookings, queries and authorisations from this side of the world. I am an animal lover and enjoy spending time in the bush when I am not at work.

Housekeeping

My name is Nonkululeko or Nono for short. I am responsible for housekeeping in the Umhlanga practice and help the nurses and reception staff. I love to help people and make them happy. When I am not at work I enjoy reading and spending time with my wonderful family.

I’m Patricia and you will see me around the Ridge Road practice. I can help you with anything that you need to make your visit more comfortable, just ask. Working in the Oncology Centre environment inspired me to study to become a medical secretary. I also enjoy a good laugh with my friends.