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June 10, 2021


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Focused Ultrasound Device Awarded CE Mark to Treat Desmoid Tumors
  • Profound Medical’s Sonalleve® system has received the CE mark for the treatment of desmoid tumors.
  • Desmoid tumors are benign but aggressive soft tissue tumors that typically occur in young adults.
READ MORE > 
Foundation News
Register Now: Focused Ultrasound and Cancer Immunotherapy Fireside Chat
  • Join a conversation with leaders from the Foundation, Cancer Research Institute, and Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
  • The group will discuss the potential of cancer immunotherapy and exciting new research.
  • Register now for Thursday, June 24, at 11:00 am Eastern.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER > 

Determined to Make a Difference Anonymously
  • One invaluable supporter is in awe of focused ultrasound’s potential and gives to enable the Foundation to focus on research and development.
  • They are proud to give anonymously.
READ THEIR STORY > 

Last Chance to Apply: Andrew J. Lockhart Postdoctoral Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound and Immuno-Oncology
  • The Fellowship fosters early-stage investigators in the field of focused ultrasound in immuno-oncology.
  • The award will provide a one-year stipend of $75,000, and the recipient will remain at his or her current institution.
  • Tuesday, June 15, is the last day to apply. 
READ MORE AND APPLY > 

Foundation Participates in Local Student Education Initiative
  • Foundation intern Jackie Brenner presented the fundamentals of focused ultrasound as part of the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council’s Tech Tour program.
  • Jackie spoke virtually to four groups of students ranging from 7th grade to high school seniors.
READ MORE > 

Employment Opportunities Available in Focused Ultrasound
  • The Foundation posts available positions within the international focused ultrasound community.
  • See listings from industry and academia.
VIEW & SUBMIT OPEN POSITIONS > 
Patient News
Meet Harrison: Teen’s Desmoid Tumor Cured by Focused Ultrasound
  • A benign tumor forced Harrison to give up lacrosse until he was treated with focused ultrasound.
  • Now he is tumor free and studying to become a doctor at the University where he was treated.  
  • Focused ultrasound for desmoid tumors is now approved in Europe.  
READ HIS STORY > 

More Patient News
Catching up with Alex | Insightec Blog
First High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Treatment for Prostate Cancer in Connecticut | Cision PRWeb
Research News
Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) to Open Dedicated Focused Ultrasound Facility
  • The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is investing in an MRI-guided focused ultrasound facility thanks to a $1.8 million grant.
  • The investment in research will help Virginia Tech and collaborators improve human and animal health.  
READ MORE >

Bilateral, Staged Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor is Feasible
  • To date, most focused ultrasound treatments for essential tremor only address the patient’s dominant side, but many might need treatment on both sides.
  • Data from a clinical trial suggest that bilateral treatment is feasible and may also be safe and effective.
READ MORE > 

Quantitative Analysis of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging in Brain Structures
  • A collaborative team developed a system to image, analyze, and quantify microbubble distribution in the brain.
  • Microbubbles and ultrasound can enhance imaging or elicit mechanical bioeffects, but their distribution throughout types of brain tissue is not well understood.  
  • A retrospective analysis revealed quantitative differences in microbubble distribution in various brain structures, regions, and tumors.
READ MORE >

Histotripsy as a Mechanism for Pancreatic Cancer Immunomodulation
  • Histotripsy is a non-thermal method of using focused ultrasound to mechanically destroy target tissue.
  • Preclinical research suggests that using ultrasound-guided histotripsy to ablate tumor tissue can elicit an immune response.
READ MORE > 

Visit our free, online research library of focused ultrasound publications.
 
More Research News
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons by Combining Ultrasound, Genetics | Washington University in St. Louis | Additional media coverage by ANI News
Non-Invasive Brain Cancer Treatment Targeting Glioblastoma | The Hippocratic Post [video]
Oncological and Functional Outcome after Partial Prostate HIFU Ablation with Focal-One: A Prospective Single-Center Study | DocWire News
Final Publication Available for a Novel Skin Cooling Device | See International Journal of Hyperthermia 
Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation Using Ultrasound and Genetic Modification | Medgadget
Industry News
HistoSonics Announces First Patient Treated in Liver Tumor Clinical Trial
  • Researchers are studying histotripsy to noninvasively destroy liver tumors.
  • The Otto von Guericke University Clinic Magdeburg in Germany treated the first patient in the #HOPE4LIVER Europe trial
  • The study will enroll up to 45 patients at sites in Spain, Italy, UK, and Germany and is being run in parallel with a similar trial in the US.
READ MORE > 

CarThera’s SonoCloud Technology Enhances Efficacy of Immunotherapy
  • A preclinical study in a glioma model tested CarThera’s SonoCloud® blood-brain barrier opening technology with cancer immunotherapy CAR-T cells and checkpoint inhibitors.
  • The results showed enhanced immunotherapy delivery to the tumors and surrounding brain area.
READ MORE > 
Webinars
Breaking Barriers with Sound: Current and Emerging Indications for MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
  • Friday, June 18, 2021, at 8:00 am Eastern
  • Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Hosted by the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >

Focused Ultrasound in Gynecology
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 11:00 am Eastern
  • Young-sun Kim, MD, Uterine Fibroid Integrated Management Center, MINT Intervention Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • Hosted by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >

Recent Webinar Recordings
A Novel Non-Surgical Option to Preserve Limbs in Canine Osteosarcoma | Joanne Tuohy, DVM, PhD, DACVS | Hosted by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (55 minutes)

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Upcoming Events
June 10-12, 2021 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Pediatric Conference | VIRTUAL MEETING ​​​​​

June 17-18, 2021 1st HIFUture Symposium, Lyon, France

June 18, 2021 Breaking Barriers with Sound: Current and Emerging Indications for MR-guided Focused Ultrasound | WEBINAR ​​​​​

June 24, 2021 Focused Ultrasound and Cancer Immunotherapy Fireside Chat | WEBINAR ​​​​​

June 24, 2021 Focused Ultrasound in Gynecology | WEBINAR ​​​​​

July 25-29, 2021 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting | VIRTUAL MEETING

September 7-10, 2021 iTRUSST's 2nd Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation (FUN) Symposium | VIRTUAL MEETING ​​​​​

September 25-28, 2021 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2021| VIRTUAL MEETING ​​​​

October 15-16, 2021 2021 AANS/CNS Tumor Section Satellite Symposium, Austin, TX

November 18-21, 2021 26th Annual Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), Boston, MA 

 

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