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June 25, 2020


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Top News | Foundation News | Symposium News | Research News | Industry News | Events
 
 
Nobel Laureate James Allison to Deliver Special Lecture on Cancer Immunotherapy at 2020 Symposium 

James P. Allison, PhD, Chair of Immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will share three decades of experience studying cancer immunotherapies.  
 
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Foundation News
Watch Now: Liquid Biopsy for Brain Tumors Webinar 

The University of Pennsylvania’s Stephen Bagley, MD, MSCE, discussed liquid biopsy for brain tumors and its potential to assess the tumor immune environment and guide patient selection for immunotherapies.

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Watch Now: Discussion on Cancer Immunotherapy

On Wednesday, June 24, Cancer Research Institute CEO Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, PhD, and the Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer Jessica Foley, PhD, discussed cancer immunotherapy in the time of COVID-19.  

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Reminder to Apply for Lockhart Memorial Prize

July 31 is the deadline to apply for this annual $75,000 award that recognizes a promising researcher in the field of focused ultrasound and cancer.  

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More Foundation News
See media coverage of the Foundation’s new Directors from Washington DC CityBizList and Virginia Business
Symposium News
Submit an Abstract for 2020 Symposium Now

Monday, July 6, is the deadline to submit an abstract for the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, to be held virtually in November.   

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Nominations Open for the Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award

The Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award honors a world-class visionary while recognizing and encouraging Dr. Jolesz's innovative spirit in a mid-career researcher in focused ultrasound.

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Research News
Case Report: Histotripsy-Induced Abscopal Effect in Liver Tumors 

A 67-year-old male with stage 4 colon cancer underwent histotripsy-mediated ablation and noticed a significant reduction in tumors outside the treatment area.

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Call for Comments: Guidelines for Immune Analysis During Focused Ultrasound Research 

We're asking members of the research community with experience in immunology to comment on our draft assessment guidelines.

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Master’s Student Completes Foundation-funded Thermometry Project

Yekaterina “Katya” Gilbo recently completed her work on a Foundation-sponsored focused ultrasound thermometry project and earned her MS degree in Biomedical Engineering. 

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Focused Ultrasound—Assisted Liquid Biopsy in the Brain

Hong Chen's team at Washington University in St. Louis has published new parameters for using focused ultrasound to improve the biomarker yield when conducting liquid biopsy for brain tumors.

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Meeting Report: Pan Canada Neurotechnology Ethics Collaborative

“From Talk to Action: Canadian Leadership Ethics and Neurotechnology” was the theme of the recent Pan Canada Neurotechnology Ethics Collaborative’s virtual workshop.  

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More Research News
Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise Against Deadliest Brain Tumor | University of Virginia Health System
MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treats Psychiatric Disorders | Physics World
Treatment Decision Satisfaction and Regret after Focal HIFU for Localized Prostate Cancer | UroToday
New MRI Methods Could Improve Treatment for Tremor and Parkinson’s | Diagnostic Imaging
Ultrasound Technology for 5 Types of Medical Conditions | Nanalyze
Industry News
Company Profile: PI Ceramic

PI Ceramic is a German company that fabricates one of the most critical parts of a focused ultrasound – or any type of ultrasound – machine: the piezoceramic elements that vibrate to produce the ultrasound.

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Insightec Hosts Webinar on Launching New Treatment Sites

Dr. G. Rees Cosgrove and Dr. Leo Verhagen discussed their clinical experiences implementing an incisionless surgery program to treat movement disorders in the recent webinar, "From Launch to 100 Treatments." 

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SonALAsense Wins Brain Race Competition

SonALAsense was a winner in the Center for Advancing Innovation’s “Brain Race,” an open innovation contest to advance high-impact inventions and solutions to defeat brain tumors. 

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More Industry News
OEL (Holdings) Enters JV Agreement with Shanghai Suntec | Reuters

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Upcoming Events
 
July 16-17, 2020 Chordoma Foundation's International Chordoma Research Workshop | virtual event 

July 27-31, 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference | virtual event 

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

November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound | virtual event | Abstract submission deadline is July 6, 2020.

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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