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Cancer Research UK Predicts 50 Percent of Men Will Develop Cancer

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New figures released by Cancer Research UK show that by 2027 50 out of 100 men will develop some form of cancer at some point during their lives, in the United Kingdom. This is compared to 44 out of 100 in 2010. Women also saw an increase from 40 to 44 out of 100 in the same time period. One of the causes for this could be that people will live longer over the next 15 years, meaning that they would have an increased risk of developing cancer. The cancers that are set to increase the most in the next 15 years are prostate, bowel, and melanoma cancer. While the risk of developing cancer is increasing, the rate at which people are surviving cancer is as well. With new techniques to detect the disease and new treatments, survival has doubled in the last 40 years. For more information, please visit Cancer Research UK's website by clicking here.

Diacor Survives Hurricane Sandy at ASTRO

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, November 01, 2012

Last Monday night, the effects of Hurricane Sandy were felt in Boston. It was stormy for most of the night, but had sunny skies on Tuesday. The conference was shut down early on Monday in order to prepare for the storm. Luckily, the storm wasn't as severe as where we were. We're grateful to everyone who came out and stopped by our booth to check us out, and we hope that those affected by Hurricane Sandy can recover quickly. 

Diacor Will Attend ASTRO 2012

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, October 25, 2012

Diacor will be attending this year's annual ASTRO meeting, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28th through the 31st. The theme for this year's meeting is "Advancing Patient Care Through Innovation". ASTRO hopes to further innovation in patient care and in how the care is delivered. This is the 54th Annual Meeting. For more information on the Annual Meeting, please click here. We look forward to meeting with each of you.

October Marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 2012 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Diacor would like to voice its support for all those affected by this terrible disease. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has issued this statement. Also, we would encourage those who are able to contribute their time and resources towards spreading awareness about breast cancer.

Consumption of Milk Said to Protect From Colon Cancer Progression

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Researchers from the University of Lund (Sweden), have reported in the official journal of the American Dairy Science Association, Journal of Dairy Science, that drinking milk can protect from colon cancer progression. Milk had been previously known to reduce the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and even positively impact your brain and mental performance. The researchers found that Lactoferricin4-14, a protein found in milk, considerably reduced the growth rate of colon cancer cells over the long term. To read the abstract and to purchase the full article, please click here.

Diacor Gets Involved With Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Diacor recently took the time to sponsor and support the Christi Anderson Rack Pack Foundation. This foundation creates "Love Handles", care bags that are for anyone undergoing therapies for breast cancer. The bags are full of comfort items, such as wristbands, things to do during chemo, uplifting thoughts, and much more. Diacor put together some of these bags during one of their strategy sessions. Below is a picture of Team Diacor with some of the bags they put together. We encourage everyone to check out this foundation and support them however you can. 

Diacor Receives ANVISA Registration

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Diacor has recently received our ANVISA registration, now allowing us to market the Zephyr Patient Transport System in Brazil. Our distributor Mario Chiavegatti Jr and his team are already spreading the news this week at their National Radiation Oncology meeting. This is an exciting time for Diacor, and we look forward to marketing our products there.

Diacor Adds New Distributors

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Diacor has recently added new distributors to our family of distributors. They are:

-Oncotronics: Afghanistan and Pakistan

-Business Alignment: Thailand

-Horber-Lauro: Colombia

-Canberra Packard: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Poland, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine

To find each of their information, please visit the distributor section of our website by clicking here. We welcome each of them and look forward to working with them!

Zephyr hdr On Display at DEGRO

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Recently our distributor Reinhard Schroeder and HEK Medical attended the 18th annual DEGRO meeting in Weisbaden, Germany. They had the Zephyr hdr on display, and there was a considerable amount of interest generated. We appreciate Reinhard and his team for all of their hard work, and are excited about the interest in the Zephyr. Here is a photo of their booth:

Researchers Say No Such Thing As A Safe Suntan

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dermatologists from Penn State University say that a safe suntan does not exist. The incidence of melanoma, a fatal form of skin cancer, was eight times higher among women and also four times higher among men in 2009, and researchers say tanning beds are partly to blame. Among 25 to 29 olds, melanoma is the most common form of cancer, and the second most common form among 15 to 29 year olds. Researchers say that the reason for this is partly because of young women using the tanning beds; up to 80% of tanning salon clients are female. To view the full article in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, please click here.

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