Diacor News and Opinion

Diacor looks at exciting news and developments in the radiation therapy field.

ASCO Launches New Website, A History of 40 Years of Cancer Research

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, June 02, 2011
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has launched a new website, showing forty years of research for cancer treatment. The site provides the history of advances against major types of cancer and advances in patient care, from cancer therapies to patient quality of life. ASCO's website launch marks the 40th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, which supported major new investments in cancer research. To see the website, please visit cancerprogress.net.

ESTRO Anniversary Congress - London

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Last week, we had a wonderful time at the ESTRO Anniversary Congress in London.  We highlighted our flagship product, the Zephyr hdr Patient Transport System for HDR Brachytherapy, as well as provided marketing information for our other product families.  To all those who stopped by our booth, thank you!  We truly enjoyed meeting new friends and renewing existing friendships.  

We look forward to seeing all of you at AAPM in Vancouver!

Diacor Press Release: Zephyr Patient Transport System Allows Therapists to Safely and Accurately Move Patients during HDR Brachytherapy Treatments

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, September 23, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 16, 2010 – Diacor’s Zephyr Patient Transport System is fast becoming an essential tool to safely and accurately move brachytherapy patients during treatment.

Released at the 51st ASTRO meeting in November 2009, the Zephyr Patient Transport System has been evaluated and adopted by treatment facilities in Asia, Europe and North America. These facilities rely on the system to scan and treat patients in the same position and minimize the risks of applicator or needle movement.

The Zephyr Patient Transport System uses air-bearing technology to easily transfer patients laterally and longitudinally from CT couch top to patient stretcher to HDR Brachytherapy table. This minimizes changes in implant geometry during patient transfer.

“In most therapy settings, patients are moved from a CT scanner to an HDR brachytherapy setting multiple times,” says Glenn Waterman, president of Diacor. “The Zephyr system maintains consistency of treatment and seed position by minimizing patient movement during these transitions. It’s better for the patient and safer and easier for the therapist.”

“The Zephyr Patient Transport System is essential if transportation of brachytherapy patients is required for imaging and/or treatment,” says Subir Nag, MD, Director of Brachytherapy Services at Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology in Santa Clara, California.

Diacor will display and demonstrate the Zephyr Patient Transport System at the upcoming 52nd Annual ASTRO Meeting, October 31 – November 4, 2010 in San Diego, California.

About Diacor

Diacor was founded with a single goal: to make radiation therapy as safe and accurate as possible. This vision continues to guide and direct new product initiatives as we tackle new challenges. We constantly work with radiation therapists and oncologists to ensure we are aware of changing needs and evolving therapeutic approaches. Ultimately, we deliver patient positioning systems, patient transfer systems and patient alignment lasers that work accurately and as expected; conduct ongoing research and development to pinpoint needs and develop valuable solutions; provide unparalleled sales and product support, today and tomorrow, and develop lasting distributor relationships that help us to better serve our customers worldwide. 

Diacor Exhibits at ESTRO 29

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
After years away from exhibiting at a European radiation oncology conference, Diacor returned to exhibit at ESTRO 29 held in beautiful Barcelona, Spain from September 12th through the 15th.  The European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology is the premier event for radiation oncology in Europe and Diacor was honored to be a part of the technical exhibits.

Diacor exhibited our Zephyr Patient Transport System and received high reviews from conference attendees.  We also provided information on the rest of Diacor's product families - our Centralite Patient Alignment Lasers, MammoRx Patient Immobilization Systems, CT Overlays, and Integra Head and Neck Systems

The highlight was meeting so many wonderful people from various countries, all striving to improve the treatment of cancer.  Below are a few photos of our booth and Barcelona.

New Diacor Distributor for Vietnam

Kevin Anderson - Friday, September 03, 2010
Diacor is pleased to announce that VN Medica Ltd became Diacor's newest global distributor.  VN Medica Ltd will represent Diacor's Centralite Patient Alignment Lasers, MammoRx Breast Immobilization Systems, Zephyr Patient Transport System, and CT Overlays

Diacor is looking forward to working with Chi Vo and his team.  Please click here for contact information on VN Medica Ltd.

Diacor commits to exhibit at ESTRO

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, June 24, 2010
Diacor is thrilled to announce that we'll have a booth at this year's ESTRO 29.  The annual meeting of ESTRO will be held in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain from September 12-16, 2010.  Diacor's booth number is 445. 

We've worked hard to build our European distributor network over the past few years.  ESTRO is the premier meeting for radiation oncology professionals in Europe and we're honored to participate in this year's technical exhibits.  Please stop by our booth and visit with our European distributors, view first hand the Zephyr Patient Transport System, as well learn more about Diacor's breast immobilization systems, patient alignment lasers, and CT Overlays for CT SIM. 

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Diacor's Global Expansion Extends to Singapore

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Diacor is pleased to announce that Biomedia Holdings Pte Ltd will begin representing Diacor products and solutions in Singapore.  Myra Chung, Marketing Director for Biomedia Holdings, and Diacor confirmed the agreement over the weekend.  Diacor is thrilled with the opportunity to work with Myra and the Biomedia Holdings organization and looks forward to supporting their sales and marketing efforts in the Singapore market.  Biomedia will represent the following Diacor product families:
Please visit our distributor section for contact information for Biomedia Holdings.

Diacor Representation in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons BSC(c) will begin representing Diacor solutions for radiation therapy in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  We excited about this new partnership and working with the Bio-Medical Division of Y.K. Almoayyed and Sons.  Our Centralite Patient Alignment Lasers, MammoRx Immobilization Systems, Zephyr Patient Transport System, and our CT Overlays will all be available through this new partnership. 

New Diacor Distributor for Saudia Arabia

Kevin Anderson - Monday, June 14, 2010
Diacor is pleased to announce that Al Haddad Medical became Diacor's newest global distributor.  Based in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, Al Haddad Medical will represent Diacor's Centralite Patient Alignment Lasers, MammoRx Breast Immobilization Systems, Zephyr Patient Transport System, and CT Overlays.  Diacor looks forward to working with Dr. Reda Al Haddad and his team in the weeks and months ahead.

Euro Meditech displays Zephyr Patient Transport System at Japanese Brachytherapy Society Meeting

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Euro Meditech Co Ltd., Diacor's exclusive representative for the Japanese radiotherapy market, attended this year's Japanese Brachytherapy Society Meeting on May 15th and 16th, 2010.  Euro Meditech displayed marketing collateral for the Zephyr Patient Transport System for HDR Brachytherapy, as well as other devices that Euro Meditech distributes.  Click here to view Euro Meditech's web page on the Zephyr Patient Transport System to find out all of the latest information.

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