Who We Are

Pioneers in cancer research, best practise and treatment solutions

Who we are

Cancercare is the leading provider of integrated oncology care in the Western and Eastern Cape. The company is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of cancer care and management in South Africa.

 

Since Cancercare was founded 1998 change has happened on a holistic level across all levels of cancer care. Things that were once deemed impossible have become possible and countless lives have been saved through improvements in cancer medication and treatments. It is encouraging to see how the cure rates for all cancers are improving every year. This is mainly due to the combined efforts of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Early diagnoses and treatment remain paramount to the successful outcome, which is best achieved in comprehensive cancer care facilities such as the ones you find at Cancercare.

To stay at the forefront of the cancer care industry, we are constantly changing and adapting to our environment, learning from our partners and tapping into the world of technology to improve our processes, treatments and service offering to our patients.

Our history

Cancercare was founded in 1989 by Dr Leon Gouws under the name GVI Oncology, with its first unit opening in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Over the years Cancercare has grown into its current network of nine centres across the Western and Eastern Cape.

 

The company has come a long way since its establishment and today provides work for 160 staff and 25 specialist oncologists. Cancercare treats more than 2 500 new patients per year and has more than 90 000 patient contacts per year.

 

Today, Cancercare is the largest private oncology practise in the country offering the whole spectrum of cancer care: from cancer treatment to counselling and support for patients and their families.

Things that were once deemed impossible have become possible and countless lives have been saved through improvements in cancer medication and treatments

Our Partners