October 24, 2019 - Breast Cancer Trial Tests Novel Device – and more news

October 24, 2019
Breast Cancer Trial Tests Safety of Novel Focused Ultrasound Device 

A groundbreaking clinical trial for women with nonpalpable breast cancer is ongoing at Institut Bergonié in Bordeaux, France. The early-stage trial is testing a novel focused ultrasound device, called MUSE, that was designed and built by the Focused Ultrasound Laboratory at the University of Utah and Image Guided Therapy

 Foundation News
Focused Ultrasound Pioneer Joins Foundation Team

The Foundation is pleased to announce that Narendra (Naren) Sanghvi, PhD, has joined the team in the newly created role of Resident Focused Ultrasound Guru. 


Register Now: Focused Ultrasound for Psychiatric Disorders Webinar

Join us at 2:00 PM Eastern on Monday, October 28, when Renana Eitan, MD, will present an overview of focused ultrasound's potential to help people with psychiatric disorders. 


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Patient News
PBS NewsHour Highlights Focused Ultrasound for Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent PBS NewsHour segment shares the story of Judi, the first Alzheimer’s patient to be treated in a US focused ultrasound clinical trial at West Virginia University. 


Glioblastoma Patient Featured in Sunnybrook Magazine

When doctors found a deadly brain tumor, Paul worried he would have to give up music. After participating in a focused ultrasound trial to enhance chemotherapy’s effectiveness, Paul is feeling well and continues to play. 


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Research News
Focused Ultrasound Veterinary Researchers Receive Funding at Oklahoma State University

Ashish Ranjan, BVSc, PhD, and his team received nearly $2.5 million from the National Cancer Institute, Petco Foundation, and the Focused Ultrasound Foundation to develop immune-activating nanoparticles using focused ultrasound.


Meeting Report: International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology 2019

This broad and forward-looking annual meeting focused on how the evolution of medical technologies affects healthcare. 


Meeting Report: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2019

The recent IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium featured a number of presentations on therapeutic ultrasound across many clinical categories. 


Research Roundup

A recent paper by a team in Dae-jeon, South Korea, described the possible underlying mechanism for how focused ultrasound induces neuromodulation in the brain.

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Industry News
Company Profile: Cardiawave

Cardiawave is testing their Valvosoft platform and a noninvasive focused ultrasound technique to address aortic heart valve stenosis. The company's CEO, Benjamin Bertrand, shares more about Cardiawave and its vision. 


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