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Elekta's revolution encourages radiotherapy evolution
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Exciting data presented today at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, demonstrate the enormous potential for the new Elekta Synergy(TM) system to significantly advance radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients. One in three people will develop cancer in their lifetime and four out of ten cancer patients will receive radiotherapy as part of their treatment. Radiation is directed at a patient's tumour in order to kill cancerous cells, however, radiation can also affect surrounding healthy cells if it is not directed exactly. Traditionally, a scanned image is taken prior to treatment to identify the exact location of the cancer tumour. However, an enlarged radiation field is often used to account for the uncertainty of the tumours' position. This uncertainty can be due to a number of causes:
Bure participates in new share issue in Dimension
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bure Equity (Other OTC:BRVVF): Dimension's Board of Directors has decided to implement a new share issue for approximately SEK 40M with a right of preference for the company's shareholders. The issue is subject to approval by an Extraordinary General Meeting.
Gambro chosen for Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gambro AB (OtherOTC:GAMOF) (Other OTC:GAMBF), a leading international medical technology and healthcare company, today announced that it has been chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index family based on the company's ability to balance environmental excellence, social responsibility and financial success.
Nobel Biocare -- Interim Report 3, 2003
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 22, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nobel Biocare (Other OTC:NBCHF) (Stockholm:NOBE): Positive growth momentum and continued profitability increase in Q3 2003. Revenue was up 17.4% in local currencies excluding sales of the discontinued Gore products in the third quarter; 14.3% in local currencies including Gore products. Profit from operations (EBIT), before restructuring expenses in 2002, increased by 15.7% and amounted to EUR 16.2 million in the third quarter.
Drowning Under Pressure -- New Novel Offers Gritty, Authentic Portrayal of the Modern Life of Teenagers
DALLAS and BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Growing up isn't what it used to be. Recent studies show that the life of an average teenager is becoming increasingly more stressful, with pressures to succeed from parents and from media and peers to experiment and explore urges. Phillip Benningfield takes readers inside the life of a modern teenager and his friends as they navigate a world of sex, drugs and school demands in the new novel, The Cry of Them (now available through 1stBooks).
Malachite Lion -- A novel featuring an unplanned adventure in East Africa
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 21, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Libraries are full of travel books on Africa, but Malachite Lion, (now available through 1stBooks) by Richard Modlin, is a superb narrative of an unplanned adventure, a modern odyssey that recounts the mysteries and paradoxes of East Africa. Travel writer William Chapman says, "The attention to detail is superb. This book will be a great primer for anyone planning a trip to East Africa."