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May 28, 2020


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Top News | Foundation News | Symposium News | Research News | Industry News | Events
 
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Case Report: Focused Ultrasound for a Benign Pediatric Brain Tumor

In recognition of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, we are sharing the case of a pediatric patient with a benign brain tumor who participated in a Foundation-funded clinical trial.  
 
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Foundation News
Hope on the Horizon: Focused Ultrasound Therapy for Brain Tumors

Foundation team members Suzanne LeBlang, MD, and Lauren Powlovich, MD, provide an overview of the current state of research on focused ultrasound for brain tumors.  

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Apply Now: Lockhart Memorial Prize for Cancer Research

The deadline to apply for this annual $75,000 award in memory of Andrew J. Lockhart is July 31.  

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Symposium News
Help Us Determine the Format of Symposium 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking the focused ultrasound community for input on the meeting’s format.  

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Meet the Moderators

This year’s Symposium includes an impressive group of leaders in the field who will moderate presentations and discussions. 

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Research News
A Faster Skull Assessment Technique for Transcranial Focused Ultrasound Planning

A team at Physics for Medicine Paris has developed a faster method for calculating skull thickness correction for focused ultrasound brain treatments that takes as few as 30 seconds.  

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Focused Ultrasound and Microbubbles Open the Blood–Spinal Cord Barrier (BSCB)

A team at Sunnybrook Research Institute is expanding on the group’s blood-brain barrier research to use focused ultrasound and microbubbles to disrupt the BSCB.  

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Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Cartilage Healing and Soft Tissue Pain

Teams in Korea and China are conducting preclinical research on low-intensity focused ultrasound’s ability to help regenerate cartilage and relieve pain from soft tissue injuries.  

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More Research News
NORD Awards Eleven New Grants in Eight Disease States for Rare Disease Research | National Organization of Rare Disorders
New Stimulation Approach Produces 'Form Vision' in Blind People | Reuters Health
“Microbubbles” and Ultrasound Bombard Cancer Cells in Mice | Stanford Medicine
Pulse 151: Kernel Brain Interface May Revolutionize Neuroscience | Thrivous
Coverage of UVA and JHU’s Collaborative Brain Tumor Gene Therapy Research from CBS19, Technology Networks, Science Daily, and Medical Xpress.
Industry News
EDAP TMS Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal with Exact Imaging

Device manufacturer EDAP TMS signed an exclusive distribution agreement to market Exact Imaging’s ExactVu diagnostic device alongside their Focal One, creating “the most complete offering for the focal management of prostate cancer.”  

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Watch Now: HistoSonics' Webinar on Histotripsy

The recording of the “Introduction to Histotripsy: A Novel Sonic Beam Therapy” webinar, hosted by HistoSonics, is now available.  

REGISTER & WATCH NOW >

Re-entry Guidance Issued for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives

As many in health care are considering how to safely resume elective procedures halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, three leading organizations – including Foundation partner AdvaMed – have issued a guidance to re-entry. 

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Upcoming Events
 
Many upcoming meetings have been postponed, canceled, or transitioned to virtual events. Please check each organization’s website for the most current information.

May 29-31, 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting | virtual event

June 22-24, 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting II | virtual event

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, Toronto, Canada

November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, McLean, VA | Abstract submissions is open, and the 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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