News | October 09, 2014

Hologic Kicks Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Ringing NASDAQ Opening Bell

President and CEO highlighted important benefits of 3-D Mammography solution for breast cancer screening and diagnosis

October 9, 2014 — Earlier this month Hologic President and CEO Stephen MacMillan presided over the NASDAQ stock market opening bell ceremony on Oct. 1, the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In his remarks, MacMillan discussed the company’s campaign focused on the important benefits of Hologic’s 3-D mammography technology. This is the ninth consecutive year that Hologic has been invited to participate in the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony on the first business day in October.

“It is an honor to host the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony on the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said MacMillan. “We are committed to developing technologies that detect diseases earlier and improve patient outcomes. Our 3D mammography technology addresses the limitations of traditional mammography – the over-diagnosis of noninvasive cancers and unnecessary recalls for additional testing – with the demonstrated ability to increase the detection rate of invasive cancers. It is the first and only 3-D system that is clinically proven to be superior to traditional 2-D mammography.”

Hologic was the first company to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its 3-D mammography system. This technology was approved for breast cancer screening and diagnosis in the United States in February 2011 and in countries recognizing CE mark since 2008. Hologic offers a comprehensive 3-D platform, including low-dose 3-D mammography, as well as the first FDA-approved 3-D guided breast biopsy system.

For more information:

Related Content

Clinical Data Supports Use of Xoft System for Endometrial Cancer
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 03, 2017
Researchers presented clinical data supporting use of the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System for the...
The ASPIRE Cristalle FFDM system with DBT combines Fujifilm’s state-of-the-art hexagonal close pattern (HCP) detector design, advanced image processing and image acquisition workflow
News | Women's Health | August 01, 2017
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. announced that The Mammography Center of Monterey, an ACR-accredited breast...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Breast Imaging | July 28, 2017
Nancy Cappello, Ph.D., executive director and founder of Are You Dense Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy, explains how
Radiotherapy Prior to Surgery Reduces Secondary Tumor Risk in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients
News | Radiation Therapy | July 24, 2017
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first-of-its-kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation...
Kubtec Launches New Website For Digital Imaging and Irradiation Products
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 20, 2017
Kubtec announced the launch a new website focused on the applications of digital X-ray imaging and irradiation for...
Volpara Solutions to Showcase Volpara Enterprise DDP Software at AHRA 2017
News | Mammography | July 11, 2017
Volpara Solutions Inc. will showcase its new Volpara Enterprise DDP software at the Association for Medical Imaging...
Fujifilm Showcases Digital Radiography, Mammography Innovations at AHRA 2017
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 06, 2017
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will present its comprehensive portfolio of digital radiography (DR) and...
Feature | Breast Density | July 05, 2017 | By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.
Two decades of research on the masking risk of dense breast tissue by mammography screening is indisputable. As the...
Solis Mammography Ranks No. 19 in Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50
News | Mammography | June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017 — Solis Mammography was named the 19th fastest-growing, middle-market company in North Texas by the
GE Healthcare Announces First U.S. Installation of Senographe Pristina Mammography System
News | Mammography | June 29, 2017
GE Healthcare has collaborated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital (Boca Raton, Fla.) to bring a more comfortable...
Overlay Init