Pioneer in Focused Ultrasound Cancer Treatment Named Honorary President for 2014 Symposium


Feng Wu, MD, PhD, has been selected as Honorary President of the 4th International Symposium on Current and Future Applications of Focused Ultrasound to be held October 12-16, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Wu has been a steadfast champion of focused ultrasound for more than 25 years. To date, his teams in China have treated more than 50,000 tumor patients, the largest population of focused ultrasound-treated patients in the world. Now living in England, Wu is a Focused Ultrasound Consultant and Senior Clinical Scientist at Oxford University. He is a leading researcher in the field, having published more than 200 papers. In 2013, he was awarded the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound’s William and Francis Fry Award for his outstanding contributions to the field.

Wu received his medical training at Chongquing Medical University in China, during which time he began his research career in focused ultrasound therapy. He developed his own clinical prototype focused ultrasound device, with his work largely dedicated to treating solid tumors, including those of the liver, kidney, breast, pancreas, uterus, bone, and soft tissues.

Wu looks forward to the symposium enabling collaboration that leads to innovative future projects. “The symposium will provide a chance for participants to communicate and discuss all aspects of therapeutic ultrasound,” he said. “It is important for both clinicians and scientists in the field to learn from each other and understand how their work reinforces each other. My hope is that with our great efforts, we will establish international standards or guidelines for devices and clinical applications in the future.”

“We are excited to have such a prolific researcher and clinician serving as our Honorary President,” says Foundation chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD. “Dr. Wu has been pivotal in spreading his vision and clinical experience with the technology between the East and the West. He is the perfect role model for our symposium as the leading forum for global collaboration.”

The 4th International Symposium on Current and Future Applications of Focused Ultrasound will be held October 12-16, 2014 in Bethesda, MD, USA. Read Dr. Wu’s welcome and find more information on the Symposium website.