November 29, 2022 - New Trial for Lung Cancer Brain Metastases and more news…

Four sites across the US and Canada have begun…
November 29, 2022

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Lung Cancer Brain Metastases: Multisite Focused Ultrasound and Immunotherapy Trial Begins
  • Four sites across the US and Canada have begun a clinical trial to investigate focused ultrasound’s role in enhancing immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain.
  • Researchers predict that using focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier will enable higher concentrations of the immunotherapy drug to enter the brain tumor tissue.
  • Participants will be monitored to assess whether the therapy helps activate the immune system to destroy the tumor.
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Advocacy Partner Highlights Government Bioscience Funding Opportunities
  • The Foundation has partnered with G2G Consulting to provide monthly reports on government bioscience grants – the GBG Report.
  • This effort is part of an ongoing partnership to drive impact for the focused ultrasound community through advocacy.

More Foundation News
UVA Marks Progress as Strategic Plan Passes 3-year Mark | Washington Post
Patient News
Who Should Receive HIFU for Prostate Cancer?
  • In this Urology Times video, John R. Valvo, MD, describes how HIFU can be part of a comprehensive prostate cancer program.
  • Minimally invasive outpatient procedures can be a middle ground for patients who need effective disease control.
  • Dr. Valvo is a urologist, clinical professor, and expert in robotics and minimally invasive surgery in Rochester, NY.

More Patient News
Alberta Boy Headed to Washington to Become Third Child in Cancer Trial | CTV News
What is Prostate Cancer? Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and Treatments | Evening Standard
New Treatment for Prostate Cancer | KUTV
East China's First Non-Invasive Brain Disease Treatment Center Opens | Shine
Research News
Focused Ultrasound Alzheimer’s Disease Trial Update: Data from First 10 Patients
  • Since 2017, researchers have been using focused ultrasound to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • In October 2018, a US clinical trial investigating this technique began at West Virginia University.
  • An update on the study’s first 10 patients was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Register Now: Webinar on How to Access Grant Funding
  • The Foundation and G2G Consulting are partnering to host a webinar on federal funding opportunities and tips for securing research funding.
  • Join us December 6 at 11:00 am Eastern.

Funding Available for Osteosarcoma Research Projects
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation and five other leading organizations are partnering to fund high-impact osteosarcoma translational research projects with a focus on moving quickly toward improving patient outcomes.
  • The award will be $500,000 per year for three years.
  • Letters of intent are due December 9.

Research Prize Established to Accelerate Knowledge of Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • The Pershing Square Foundation has launched the Maximizing Innovation in Neuroscience Discovery (MIND) Prize.
  • The award supports early-to-mid-career investigators to rethink conventional paradigms around neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Five or more prizes will be awarded annually, and winners each receive $250,000 per year for three years.
  • Letters of intent are due December 12.

More Research News
Optically Generated Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation | Neuro News
Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor Highly Effective After 5 Years | Science Daily | See additional coverage from Yahoo Life, UVAToday, and News-Medical
Industry News
TOOsonix Secures Intellectual Property in US, Europe, and China
  • TOOsonix has earned a US patent for its technology that uses therapeutic ultrasound to noninvasively treat the dermis and epidermis.
  • The company has already secured patents in Europe and China.
  • Its system is designed to treat a range of dermatological conditions, and clinical trials are ongoing for basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous neurofibroma.

More Industry News
HIFU Prostate Services Announces Level 6 APC Reimbursement for 2023 | Yahoo! | See additional coverage from Health Imaging
Theraclion Successfully Represented at the 8th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound | Yahoo!
OxSonics Therapeutics with new Chief Executive Officer | European Biotechnology
Profound Medical to Present at the 2022 Jefferies London Healthcare Conference | Globe Newswire 
Profound Medical Announces Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results | Globe Newswire

Acoustic Cluster Therapy Increases Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability and Enhances Accumulation of Nanoparticles in Brain Tissue
  • Thursday, December 1, at 11:00 am Eastern
  • Featuring Catharina de Lange Davies, Professor of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Hosted by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound

How to Access Grant Funding
  • Tuesday, December 6, at 11:00 am Eastern
  • Learn more about current opportunities, the development of the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, and how you can pursue funding for focused ultrasound research projects.
  • Hosted by G2G Consulting and the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
  • For any questions, please contact

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Upcoming Events
December 5-9, 2022 Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN 

December 8-11, 2022 International Symposium on Biomolecular Ultrasound and Sonogenetics (ISBUS), Pasadena, CA 

January 19-23, 2023 Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO) Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC

March 4-9, 2023 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ 

March 19-24, 2023 Winter School on Therapeutic Ultrasound, Les Houches, France 
| ​​​​​Registration is now open! ​​​​​​

April 17-20, 2023 22nd Annual International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) and 6th European Symposium on FUS (EUFUS) Joint Conference, Lyon, France | ​​​​​Abstracts are due December 15. ​​​​​​

April 23-27, 2023 38th Annual Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) Meeting, San Diego, CA | Abstracts are due December 31. ​​​​​​