Leo Cancer Care and DCA recognised with a 2021 GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Published on: 21st January 2022

DCA and Leo Cancer Care have won a prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award for the design of Leo Cancer Care’s innovative upright radiation therapy solution – MarieTM.

Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.

Leo Cancer Care’s upright particle therapy solution, Marie™ is anticipated to change the future of radiation therapy. The ground breaking system enables better emotional engagement with patients, and the faster, simpler setups, combined with the ability to be installed in current and new build facilities, means lifesaving treatments can be more affordable and accessible in the future.

"The Leo Cancer Care team works tirelessly to improve the quality of, and access to, Radiation Therapy globally so it is great to receive this recognition for the difference that they are making. The GOOD DESIGN AWARDS has an incredible history and recognises best in class design, which is something we are constantly striving for with the help of our fantastic partners at DCA", Stephen Towe, CEO of Leo Cancer Care.

With DCA’s blend of creative thinking and pragmatism combined with Leo Cancer Care’s innovative product and user experience focus, the partnership was a perfect fit. This successful collaboration has led to Leo Cancer Care’s Marie™ system being awarded a prestigious GOOD DESIGN AWARD and an iF Design Award, which is a testament to these two companies’ hard work and expertise.”

Malcolm Boyd, DCA’s project leader, said “Winning an iF design award in April 2021 was a fantastic achievement, following this with a GOOD DESIGN AWARD – one of the world’s most prestigious and oldest design awards, in the same year, is outstanding! These recognitions of design excellence are testament to the intelligent approach to design development and the collective team’s passion to ensure a truly integrated technical, visual, and user experience design.

The engagement and dedication of the Leo and DCA teams, working principally remotely over the last 18 months, has continued to build both a successful and enjoyable partnership – a great combination! Huge congratulations to all involved in the project, the greatest reward for which is ultimately helping to improve the future of cancer care.”

For more information see the GOOD DESIGN AWARD winners webpage.