April 16, 2020

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Foundation’s 2019 Year in Review Report Now Available

Our recently published Year in Review report includes clinical milestones from the field of focused ultrasound and highlights the Foundation’s achievements over the past year.
Foundation News
Foundation Chairman Hosts Virtual Event, “Curing with Sound”

Nearly 300 people attended an online presentation on the state of focused ultrasound and the Foundation's efforts to accelerate the technology.  


Abstract Submission Now Open for 2020 Symposium

The Foundation has issued a call for abstracts for the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, to be held November 8-13, 2020.  


Symposium to Include ISTU Special Session

The Foundation and the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) are discussing alternative methods for presenting key data after ISTU 2020 was postponed.  


CARES Act Incentivizes Charitable Giving

The recently passed CARES Act will help nonprofit organizations by encouraging charitable giving in 2020.  

More Foundation News
Now Accepting Applications for Global Internships 
The deadline to apply is 11:59pm Eastern on April 19, 2020. 
Patient News
Patient Profile: Beverly McGowan, MS, FNP

Beverly is a family nurse practitioner who researched treatments for essential tremor, learned about focused ultrasound, and then traveled more than 1,000 miles for the therapy. 


Reimbursement Expanded for Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Focused ultrasound therapy for patients with prostate cancer that has not responded to prior radiation treatment may now be covered in some US states.  


Blog Post Addresses Patients’ Most Frequently Asked Questions

The Foundation’s Chief Medical Officer answers the most common questions he receives and shares tips on how to use the organization’s website.  

More Patient News
How I Beat Prostate Cancer While Maintaining My Quality of Life | The Good Men Project
Prostate Cancer Survivors: Three African American Men Share Their Experience With Non-Invasive HIFU Procedure | BlackNews
Research News
New Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Results

West Virginia University and Weill Cornell Medicine published initial results from their clinical trials using focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.


Community Mourns Passing of Focused Ultrasound Pioneer, Charles Cain

Professor Charles Cain, PhD, passed away on March 27, 2020, at the age of 77, after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. 


Foundation-funded Research Update: Pulsed Focused Ultrasound for Pancreatic Cancer

A collaborative group examined focused ultrasound’s effects on immune checkpoint inhibitors in a preclinical model of pancreatic cancer.  


Focused Ultrasound Intellectual Property Update: First Quarter 2020

The Foundation has begun reporting on new patents issued and new patent applications filed with the US Patent Office regarding focused ultrasound.  


Taiwanese Researchers Control Cells with Sound

Scientists in Taiwan used focused ultrasound to force a cell to move calcium across its membrane and stimulated nerve cells deep in the brain. 


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More Research News
Ultrasound Stimulation of Periaqueductal Gray Induces Defensive Behaviors | Medical Xpress
Ultrasound’s Role in Alzheimer’s Treatment Research | Imaging Technology News 
Focused Ultrasound for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Is Safe and Effective in Animal Model | Neurology Today  
Industry News
US Manufacturers Can Apply for Loans Under Paycheck Protection Program

Approximately $350 billion has been set aside for potentially forgivable loans through the US Paycheck Protection Loan Program. 


HistoSonics Debuts New and Improved Website

The new design highlights the company's mission, key partners, and the history and science of histotripsy.

More Industry News
Profound Medical, the Apple of the Prostate Arena | Seeking Alpha
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Upcoming Events
ISTU 2020, the 11th National Image Guided Therapy Workshop, and two upcoming meetings of the ASA have all been postponed or cancelled. Check each organization’s website for the most current information.

April 23, 2020 NIH SBIR Proposal Prep Webinar | Registration required

April 26-28, 2020 Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's 14th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Workshop | This workshop will now be a virtual meeting. 

April 30, 2020 National Science Foundation SBIR Proposal Prep Workshop Webinar | Registration required

September 10-13, 2020 European Association of Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Glasgow, UK | Abstract submissions are due May 4, 2020.

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

November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, McLean, VA | Abstract submissions is open, and the deadline is July 6, 2020.

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


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