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July 30, 2020


IN THIS ISSUE
Top News | Foundation News | Symposium News | Research News | Industry News | Events
 
 
Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise for Treating Depression

A pioneering research group at Yonsei University College of Medicine led by Jin Woo Chang, MD, PhD, published a new study showing the successful use of focused ultrasound to treat depression.  
 
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Foundation News
Blog: Neal Kassell, MD and Chase Koch Discuss Focused Ultrasound’s Present and Future

In the second blog in a three-part series, Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, and Koch Disruptive Technologies' Chase Koch assess the state of the field, their partnership, and what's next.

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Peter Gabriel Joins Foundation’s Council

The Foundation is pleased to welcome Grammy-winning musician Peter Gabriel to its passionate group of goodwill ambassadors.  

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Scope of FUS Partners Program Expanded

The Foundation’s FUS Partners program is poised to take a more holistic approach toward the ever-adjusting needs of key stakeholders in the focused ultrasound community.  

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Intern Update: Isabella Small

Isabella Small, a multi-year intern and member of the research team, shares her experiences at the Foundation and future plans.  

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In Memoriam: Jane “Kitchie” Tolleson

We have lost a champion and a delightful, irrepressible friend with the passing of Council member Jane “Kitchie” Tolleson. 

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Symposium News
Record Number of Abstracts Submitted for 2020 Symposium

We received a record-setting 245 abstracts for the Foundation’s 2020 meeting. The review and selection process is underway, and acceptance notifications will be sent in late August.   

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Research News
Investigator Profile: Professor José Obeso, MD, PhD

Neurologist Prof. José Obeso has built a large research and clinical practice centered on using focused ultrasound to halt the progression of Parkinson’s and other brain diseases.

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Field Update: Overcoming the Blood-Brain Barrier with Focused Ultrasound

Scientific Programs Manager Kelsie Timbie, PhD, discusses the blood-brain barrier and how focused ultrasound can be used to temporarily and reversibly open it. 

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Deadline Extended to Apply for Lockhart Memorial Prize for Cancer Research

Monday, August 3, is the new deadline to apply for this annual $75,000 award that recognizes a promising researcher using focused ultrasound to study cancer.   

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Watch Now: ISTU Webinar on Sonoporation 

On July 23, the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) hosted a webinar by Alfred Yu, PhD, featuring an in-depth look at how he studies the mechanisms behind sonoporation.

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Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Virtual Medical Symposium

On Tuesday, September 15, the Breast Cancer Alliance’s “Hot Topics in Breast Cancer” symposium will address new challenges of COVID-19, treatment advances, and stress and diet with regard to prevention and recovery.  

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More Research News
EAU 2020: Midterm Oncological Results of Focal Therapy: HIFU Focal Ablation | UroToday
EAU 2020: Midterm Oncological Results of Focal therapy: HIFU Hemi-Ablation | UroToday
Profs Sam Sia and Ken Shepard Win $16.4M DARPA Grant | Columbia Engineering
Salvage RARP after HIFU Partial Ablation Safe, Feasible | Renal & Urology News
Ultrasound and Microbubbles: An Unusual Approach to Fighting Cancer | Forbes
Industry News
SonaCare Medical Receives Chinese Regulatory Approval for Prostate Cancer and BPH 

SonaCare's Sonablate® device has earned regulatory approval in China to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).

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Profound Medical Closes a $46 Million Funding Round  

Toronto-based Profound Medical has closed an offering of common shares and will use the proceeds in part to continue development and commercialization of its TULSA-PRO® and Sonalleve® devices globally.

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More Industry News
Insightec's Medicare coverage story was featured in Radiology Business, South Florida Business Journal, Mass Device, and Biospace 
Theraclion's Varicose Vein Winning Strategy Continues Despite the Impact of Covid-19 in the First Half of 2020 | Business Wire
Newer MRgFUS Systems Work Better for Uterine Fibroids | Aunt Minnie
EDAP Announces Recent Focal One Sales Successes | Globe Newswire

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Upcoming Events
 
July 27–31, 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference | virtual event 

August 14, 2020 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Virtual Conference on Brain Metastases | virtual event 

September 6–11, 2020 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium | Las Vegas, NV and virtual event 

September 15, 2020 Breast Cancer Alliance’s “Hot Topics in Breast Cancer” Symposium | virtual event 

October 3–11, 2020 FOCAL2020: Frontiers in Oncologic Prostate Care and Ablative Local Therapy | Los Angeles, CA

October 5–7, 2020 The MedTech Conference | virtual event 


October 24–28, 2020 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting | Washington, DC

November 8–13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound | virtual event

November 19–22, 2020 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) 25th Annual Scientific Meeting & Education Day, Austin, TX

November 29 – December 5, 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting | virtual event 

 


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