Charlottesville, Va., October 13, 2021 – In a first-in-world clinical trial, researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, have demonstrated that magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focused ultrasound can be used to safely deliver antibody therapy to breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain.
Continue reading >
The 2021 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting was held September 10-13, 2021.
On September 7-10, 2021, iTRUSST held its 2nd Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation (FUN) Symposium as an online conference originating from the University of Oxford, UK.
The IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) 2021 was held as a virtual meeting September 11-16, 2021.
The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2021 Summit was held virtually September 25-28, 2021.
We are sad to report the deaths of two dear friends and Foundation supporters, Albert Small, Sr. and Leigh Middleditch, Jr. Both men were proud to be involved in the Foundation’s efforts to drive progress in the field of focused ultrasound.
We are saddened to share that the Foundation has lost a devoted supporter and friend, Dr. Aaron Stern. Dr. Stern joined the Foundation’s Council in 2012 and served until his passing earlier this year.
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disease that is progressively debilitating and leads to motor dysfunction and cognitive decline. PD affects more than 10 million people worldwide and nearly 1 million in the US. Healthcare costs in the US alone related to PD are estimated at $52 billion per year.
The Foundation’s Global Internship Program allows high school and college students who are interested in focused ultrasound to conduct research with esteemed mentors in the field. Applications are being accepted through midnight Eastern time on April 26, 2021.
The Foundation has released its 2020 Year in Reviewreport that includes clinical milestones from the field of focused ultrasound and highlights the Foundation’s achievements over the past year. Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the field and how you can help.
READ THE REPORT >
The Andrew J. Lockhart Postdoctoral Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound and Immuno-Oncology was established in January 2021 through the generosity of the Lockhart family, who are longtime supporters of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. This one-year fellowship will pair early-career focused ultrasound investigators with immunology laboratories and/or immuno-oncology investigators with focused ultrasound laboratories. The award will provide a one-year stipend of $75,000.
The first patient has been treated in a new phase I/II clinical trialfor patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago will recruit up to 39 patients to have CarThera’s SonoCloud-9 implanted after surgical removal of the tumor, as it will be used to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) prior to the administration of chemotherapy.
A complicated process like using focused ultrasound plus microbubbles to modulate the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is not easy to describe. Now, with the availability of advanced digital tools and technologies, the biomedical visualization field is allowing talented young artists with an interest in medicine and an understanding of cellular and molecular biology in addition to anatomy to develop new visual communication tools to help scientists graphically share their discoveries.
Page 1 of 11