November 27, 2019
Five Sites Awarded Funding for Focused Ultrasound Research for Pain Management

Investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Utah, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Virginia, and Stanford University received funding from the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative. 

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 Foundation News
Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer Presents on Focused Ultrasound for Pain Management

Jessica Foley, PhD, discussed focused ultrasound's potential for pain management at a conference sponsored by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.

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Blog Post: This Technology Is Going to Change Healthcare

John Grisham teamed up with CTA’s Gary Shapiro to discuss how technologies like focused ultrasound can help drive down health care spending.

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Patient News
Focused Ultrasound Gets High School Student Back in the Game

The Mercury News reports on quarterback Payton Stokes, who was sidelined by a benign bone tumor until focused ultrasound treatment relieved his pain.  

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Research News
HistoSonics Hosts First Annual Histotripsy Summit

HistoSonics hosted a workshop with the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin where each shared their research and clinical experiences with histotripsy.

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New Data Published on Durability of Focused Ultrasound for Tremors

The journal Neurology published clinical outcome data indicating that essential tremor patients treated with focused ultrasound experienced sustained relief at their three-year follow-up.

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Meeting Report: SITC Workshop on Intratumoral Immunomodulation

On November 7, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) held a one-day workshop on intratumoral immunomodulation in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Research Roundup

Three recent articles demonstrate how focused ultrasound is solving unique problems in preclinical cancer studies.
 
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Industry News
Company Profile: The Reinvention of HistoSonics

HistoSonics CEO Mike Blue shares details of the company’s transformative year, including notable investments, a successful clinical trial, and expanded manufacturing of their novel, multi-application platform.

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December 1-6, 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

December 2-6, 2019 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), San Diego, CA

January 13-15, 2020 The ICR Conference, Orlando, FL

January 23-26, 2020 North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

February 13-16, 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

May 17-20, 2020 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, HICO, Gyeongju, Korea

September 10-13, 2020 European Association of Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Glasgow, UK


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