In Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month And to Launch a New
Business Dedicated to Mammography Comfort
BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and state-of-the-art digital imaging systems directed towards women's health, today announced it will open the NASDAQ Stock Market tomorrow, October 2, 2007, in New York at 9:30AM ET in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, commemorated annually on October 1st. The Company has been listed on NASDAQ for seventeen years. Chairman and CEO of Hologic, Jack Cumming, will preside over the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony at the NASDAQ Market Site, located at 4 Times Square, New York City.
"We are honored and proud to open the NASDAQ Stock Market and emphasize our commitment to advancing the fight against breast cancer and bringing hope to those affected by this deadly disease," said Cumming. "The breast cancer statistics are staggering. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women."
The American Cancer Society reports that over 240,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, one of eight women will get this deadly disease. More than 40,000 American women will die from breast cancer this year. "The good news," Cumming said "is that thanks to breast cancer screening programs and improvements in technology, death rates from breast cancer have steadily decreased in women since 1990."
One example of Hologic's commitment to women's health is the recently
completed acquisition of BioLucent, the maker of MammoPad, a clinically
proven radiolucent breast cushion. Hologic believes many women avoid or
delay mammograms for fear of discomfort. The disposable MammoPad creates a
cushion between the woman and the mammography system -- making the
experience more comfortable and ultimately less stressful. In addition,
Hologic believes with the use of the MammoPad, there
|SOURCE Hologic, Inc.|
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