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News From The Industry: Cancer Care at an Affordable Price

Kevin Anderson - Monday, February 24, 2014

In a recent publication in The Lancet Oncology, Ronan J Kelly MD, and Professor Thomas J Smith MD, write about how the increasing prices of life saving cancer drugs can be prevented. These can be addressed by end of life care patterns, medical imaging, and the drugs themselves. In some cases, when the medical prognosis is not good, alternatives to continuing chemo can be replaced by less expensive hospice care. Second, instead of using PET scans, follow up with a physical exam or CAT scan. They write that it hasn't been shown that a PET scan is an essential part of treatment. And with the rising costs of PET scans, this may be something to look at. Thirdly, there is the cost of drugs themselves. This is something that doctors can do little about, but the authors say to keep in mind that if patients are not able to receive these lifesaving drugs, then they are probably going to die. To purchase the article, please click here. Keep following our blog for news in the healthcare field.

Diacor Distributors Highlight Diacor Products

Kevin Anderson - Friday, February 21, 2014

Two of Diacor's distributors, Scanflex, who serves Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, and Horber Lauro, who serves Colombia, have made significant updates to their websites. They are now able to highlight Diacor's products even better! We are all excited for the updates and encourage everyone to go to their websites and check them out! To visit Scanflex's website, please visit http://www.scanflex.se/Patientfoerflyttning-2.htm. To view Horber Lauro's site, please visit http://horber-lauro.com/productos/radioterapia/

World Cancer Day

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Today, February 4th, is World Cancer Day. Diacor recognizes all of the people and their families who have had to deal with this terrible disease. In order to commemorate the event, we are spreading awareness about the misconceptions about cancer. For more information, please visit the World Cancer Day by clicking here. Each of us can play a part in fighting this illness.

Beijing CAC Attends SANTRO/CSTRO

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Our distributor, Beijing CAC Technology Trading Co., Ltd., recently attended the SANTRO/CSTRO joint symposium and meeting held in Chengdu, China. The conference was from November 22-24, and was a great experience for our distributor. We appreciate everyone who stopped by and talked with them. The SANTRO (Sino-American Network for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge Chinese and American Radiation Oncology Communities and to improve the care for cancer patients. To learn more about SANTRO, please visit their website by clicking here. Below are some pictures of the event. Enjoy!

 

Diacor Distributor ASCO Will Attend The Arab Health

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Diacor is pleased to announce that our distributor, Advanced Systems Co. (ASCO), will be attending the Arab Health in Dubai next week, January 27 - January 30. They will not be exhibiting this year but would love to connect with you. Please contact Nizar Aasi by clicking here, or for the ASCO's website, please click here. We are excited to be represented at this conference! Here is a look at ASCO's booth from prior years.

                

New Discovery In How Cancer Cells Intake Nutrients Points to New Cancer Drugs

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, May 16, 2013

A recent discovery from researchers at the NYU School of Medicine has opened the door in finding how certain cancer cells ingest nutrients, which can lead to new drugs to fight cancer. It has been discovered that certain cancer cells, such as pancreatic cancer, uptake their large amount of nutrients required by a process known as macropinocytosis. This process involves a mutated protein known as Ras, which Ras cells require a lot of nutrients, that take in proteins and then harvest them for the amino acids. These findings can lead to drug treatments which could then block the Ras cells from uptaking the proteins, which can cause the tumor to stop growing, and even shrink. To purchase the full article, please visit the journal Nature or click here.

Diacor Features Zephyr HDR and Zephyr XL on YouTube Channel

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Diacor has recently posted videos featuring their Zephyr HDR and Zephyr XL products. Dr. Martin Fuss, MD, with the Oregon Health & Science University describes the advantages of the Zephyr in our Zephyr XL video. A big thanks to Dr. Fuss for working with us! Our Zephyr HDR video shows the complete process of the patient transfer with a Zephyr. We invite everyone to check these great videos out!

Diacor Will Attend This Year's ABS Meeting and ESTRO Forum

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Diacor is pleased to announce that we will be attending this year's ABS Meeting and ESTRO Forum. This year's ABS Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 18th-20th, with the ESTRO Forum held during the same time from April 19th-23rd in Geneva, Switzerland. Diacor will be at both events to talk about their products. Diacor will be at ABS with product information on the Zephyr hdr, and will have both the Zephyr hdr and Zephyr xl at Geneva. Please stop by our booths and check us out! We'd love to see you.

 

Diacor Launches YouTube Channel

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, February 07, 2013

Diacor has recently launched a new Zephyr YouTube channel, displaying our Zephyr xl and Zephyr hdr Stretcher products. We are very excited about this new launch! These videos provide information about our products and give you a chance to see the Zephyr in action! Please visit our YouTube channel to watch these videos, by clicking here, or by going to www.youtube.com and searching for "Diacor Zephyr". Enjoy!

Quitting Smoking By Age Forty Can Greatly Increase Life Expectancy

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, January 24, 2013

In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found that quitting smoking before the age of forty can return life expectancy to near normal levels, compared to one who has never smoked at all. Former smokers still have a greater risk of dying sooner than people who have never smoked, but the risk is smaller in comparison to those who continue to smoke. Researchers found that smokers lose about ten years of life expectancy compared to those who do not smoke. For more information, please visit the New England Journal of Medicine's website for the full article.


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