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.

  • A group of researchers analyzed MRI, histology, and harmonic dose data to determine that the use of microbubbles and focused ultrasound was safe for opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients with infiltrating gliomas.
  • Data from the Phase 0 trial showed a significant, 2.2-fold increase of fluorescein accumulation in tumor tissues that were treated with microbubbles and focused ultrasound.

  • Researchers in Japan recently published clinical trial results using focused ultrasound to treat patients with knee pain secondary to chronic osteoarthritis.
  • The group applied ablative thermal treatment to the medial femorotibial joint of each participant.
  • Most participants (73.7%) had significant reductions in pain in the 12 months following treatment.

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