• Researchers conducted a comprehensive literature review of studies using focused ultrasound to modulate anti-tumor immunity in the central nervous system.
  • Four bioeffects induce immune effects, improve immunotherapy trafficking, or turn "cold" tumors "hot."
  • When combined with immunotherapy, focused ultrasound can promote robust responses in brain tumors.

  • The Chordoma Foundation is inviting letters of intent from researchers interested in using its new humanized mouse model to test specific immunotherapeutic hypotheses.
  • Interested researchers should submit a letter of intent by May 31, 2022.
  • Accepted concepts will move to the formal proposal phase.

  • The 2022 annual meeting of the STM was held virtually May 1–4.
  • A special focused ultrasound symposium included research on immunotherapy, imaging, drug delivery, hyperthermia, pancreatic therapy, prostate cancer, and canine solid tumor treatment.

  • The first in-person AANS Annual Meeting since 2019 was held in Philadelphia April 29—May 2.
  • Seven sessions included focused ultrasound topics.
  • We thank Vibhor Krishna, MD, for his assistance with this meeting report.

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