University of Virginia Recruiting Glioblastoma Patients for Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trial
A team at the University of Virginia (UVA) has joined a multicenter clinical trial evaluating the safety of using focused ultrasound to enhance the delivery of chemotherapy in patients with glioblastomas (GBM).
Parkinson’s Dyskinesia Pilot Study Results Published
A collaborative group of researchers in the US has now published the results from their pilot study showing focused ultrasound to be a safe and feasible treatment for the motor fluctuations and dyskinesias from Parkinson’s disease (PD). Notably, this was the first study where The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research participated in funding focused ultrasound treatment.
Brain Clinical Project: Cervical Dystonia Clinical Trial The Foundation’s Brain Clinical Program has selected a new project to fund in the fourth quarter of 2020. Shiro Horisawa, MD, will use focused ultrasound to treat patients with cervical dystonia, a painful condition in which neck muscles contract uncontrollably. There is currently no cure for this debilitating condition.