January 27, 2022 - Multisite Collaborative Research Guidelines Released - and more news

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January 27, 2022

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Guidelines for Collaborative, Multisite Focused Ultrasound Projects Released
Immunotherapy Study Launched Under New Guidelines
  • Multisite focused ultrasound studies present logistical challenges.
  • The Foundation’s newly released guidelines help organizations more effectively plan and execute these projects.
  • An upcoming study of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy in a pancreatic cancer model is employing these guidelines.
Foundation News
Foundation to Host Virtual Congressional Briefing
  • Save the date for a virtual Congressional briefing on promising advancements in focused ultrasound on February 22 at 1:00 pm Eastern. 
  • We will discuss focused ultrasound therapy and the importance of increasing government research funding. 
  • More details and a link to register will be available soon. 

Top 10: Focused Ultrasound News from 2021
  • The Foundation’s most read news articles from 2021 featured groundbreaking clinical trials, FDA approvals, and patient stories.
  • Readers were also interested in learning about breakthrough devices, workshops, and the history of the technology. 

Focused Ultrasound Featured in Forward-Looking NEO.LIFE Article
  • Foundation Council member Jane Metcalfe penned an article titled “What to Expect in Neuroscience, Genetics, Longevity, Biotech, and Psychedelics in 2022” for NEO.LIFE.
  • The highly read piece includes our chairman’s predictions for focused ultrasound as it moves from research to commercialization.
Patient News
DJ Steve Aoki Shares Potential of Focused Ultrasound in New Video
  • Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and philanthropist Steve Aoki has released a video illustrating how focused ultrasound technology can impact many brain disorders.
  • The video features neurosurgeon Ali Rezai, MD, and a remarkable patient with essential tremor.
  • The Aoki Foundation supports neuroscience research organizations.

More Patient News
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Research News
Veterinary Review Article Describes Focused Ultrasound Cancer Treatments
  • Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine published a comprehensive review of using focused ultrasound to treat cancer.
  • Histotripsy, thermal ablation, and the technology’s developing potential for immune system modulation are described.
  • The article includes veterinary preclinical and clinical case studies.

Focused Ultrasound for Intraoperative Pancreatic Cancer Ablation
  • LabTAU researchers collaborated with device manufacturer EDAP on a preclinical, in vivo pancreatic cancer study.
  • The results, published in the journal Cancers, describe the intraoperative high-intensity focused ultrasound procedure.
  • The study confirms the possibility of treating the pancreas and tissues around mesenteric vessels without vascular thrombosis.

NIH Launches $9.8 Million Neuromod Prize
  • The prize is intended to accelerate the development of targeted neuromodulation therapies.
  • Scientists, engineers, and clinicians are invited to submit novel concepts and plans for development by April 28.
  • Register for a virtual information session on February 7.

Additional NIH Funding Opportunities
  • The NIH BRAIN Initiative seeks to translate projects developing noninvasive brain stimulation devices for the central nervous system into first-in-human studies. Apply by February 18.
  • Research grants are also available for nonpharmacological solutions for pain management in military populations. Letters of intent are due by February 15.

Visit our free, online research library of focused ultrasound publications.
More Research News
‘Feasible Science Fiction’: Toronto Researchers Team Up to Advance Treatments to Repair the Brain | Peterborough Examiner
Clinical Trial Underway in Miami-Dade for Treatment of Liver Tumors [video] | Local 10
Mixed Results Using Ultrasound to Detect Some H&N Cancers | Physician’s Weekly
Industry News
Commercial Treatment Site Profile: Buzaev Clinic in Russia
  • The Buzaev Clinic is the first focused ultrasound center in Russia to offer commercial treatments.  
  • The team has treated 65 patients with essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, and cervical dystonia.
  • One of the site’s founders, interventional radiologist Igor Buzaev, CDBO, describes how the site is pioneering this noninvasive technology.

Apply Now: AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award Competition
  • The American Association of Clinical Chemistry's (AACC) fifth Disruptive Technology Award Competition will recognize innovative technology solutions that improve patient care.  
  • Interested companies can apply to showcase their innovation for a chance to win a cash award.
  • The application deadline is February 7.

More Industry News
Development and Future Prospective of Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound | GU Oncology Now
Kenneth Knudson Joins Profound Medical as Chief Commercial Officer | Globe Newswire
New Generation Nanobubbles: The Smaller the Better?
  • Friday, February 25, at 1:00 am Eastern
  • Presented by Professor Katsuro Tachibana, MD, PhD
  • Hosted by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound
Recent Webinar Recordings
Concerns of the Successful High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Ablations in Clinics Presented by Yufeng Zhou, PhD from Chongqing Medical University | Hosted by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (52 minutes)
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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines

The Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) will hold its 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting May 1-4, 2022. Registration is open, and the deadline for abstract submission is February 1.

The 21st Annual International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) will take place both virtually and in-person in Toronto, Canada, June 7-10, 2022. Registration is open, and abstracts are due February 15.
March 2-6, 2022 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) | VIRTUAL EVENT 

March 12-16, 2022 American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), San Diego, CA

May 1-4, 2022 Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting | VIRTUAL EVENT 

May 5, 2022 Focused Ultrasound Non-invasive Neurosurgery Congress (FUNNC-2022) | VIRTUAL EVENT 

June 7-10, 2022 21st Annual International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU), Toronto, Canada and VIRTUAL