February 13, 2020 - Liver Cancer Clinical Trial Results – and more news

February 13, 2020
Results of First-In-Human FUS Histotripsy Trial for Liver Cancer Presented

Results of an early-stage clinical trial using histotripsy for primary and metastatic liver cancer were shared at the Society of Interventional Oncology's Annual Scientific Meeting. 

 Foundation News
Register Now: Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors Webinar

Join us at 1:00 PM Eastern on Monday, February 24, when Michael Lim, MD, will review the state of multimodal immunotherapy for glioblastoma. 


Focused Ultrasound Presented at Florida Event

Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, recently spoke to a capacity crowd at the Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach, Florida, to raise awareness of focused ultrasound. 


Blog: Focused Ultrasound as the Future of Equine Medicine

The Foundation’s Veterinary Program Director shares how focused ultrasound could help horses – including her own – with a variety of disorders.


Patient News
Tremor Patient is Back on Target Thanks to Focused Ultrasound

Bob Dienst is a man of many talents, but essential tremor sidelined him from his hobbies. That is, until his ‘life-changing’ focused ultrasound treatment.


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Research News
New Alzheimer’s Disease Trial Begins in New York

A team at Columbia University has launched a clinical trial to test their novel device for blood-brain barrier opening in patients with Alzheimer’s.


Case Study Shows Potential to Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Pain, Extend Survival

A patient in Tokyo with pancreatic cancer survived more than four years while undergoing focused ultrasound in conjunction with standard systemic chemotherapy. 


Swiss Team Publishes New Data on Parkinson’s Disease

A collaborative group in Switzerland significantly reduced symptoms, medication intake, and related measures in 47 Parkinson's patients, 15 of whom received treatment on both sides of the brain.


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Industry News
Two Manufacturers Recap 2019 Highlights and Look Forward

Two important players in focused ultrasound in France have released statements on their success in 2019 and plans for the coming year. 


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

February 25-26, 2020 US FDA Public Workshop - Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Imaging, Bethesda, MD

April 16-17, 2020 11th National Image Guided Therapy Workshop, Rockville, MD 

May 17-20, 2020 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, HICO, Gyeongju, Korea | Abstract submissions are due February 17, and the early registration deadline is February 29!

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

October 5-7, 2020 The MedTech Conference, Toronto, Canada

November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, McLean, VA

November 29 – December 4, 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL | Abstract submissions are due April 8 at Noon CT.