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June 11, 2020

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Family Matters: Jane and Dorothy Batten Are on a Mission to Advance Focused Ultrasound

Supporters of the Foundation since its inception, Jane and Dorothy Batten have advanced the field of focused ultrasound immeasurably through their philanthropy and conviction in the potential of the technology.  

June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month. Look for this icon below for the latest in this field. 
Foundation News
Register for Two Upcoming Webinars for Cancer Immunotherapy Month 

On June 17, the University of Pennsylvania’s Stephen Bagley, MD, MSCE, will discuss liquid biopsy for brain tumors.

On June 24, Cancer Research Institute CEO Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, PhD, will discuss cancer immunotherapy research and treatment during the pandemic. 


Foundation Appoints Two New Directors

Scott Beardsley, Dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and Mike Lincoln, Global Business Department Chair at the international law firm Cooley LLP, have joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  


ISTU Announces Board of Directors Election Results

Two valued members of the Foundation's family have been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU).  


In Memoriam: Todd Mainprize, MD

We are saddened to share the passing of a leader in the focused ultrasound community, Dr. Todd Mainprize, Division Head of Neurosurgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 

Symposium News
Symposium 2020 Will be a Virtual Event

After much consideration for the wellbeing of our participants during the current public health crisis, we have made the difficult decision to hold this year's Symposium virtually.  


Leading Authority on Neurodegenerative Disorders to Present Special Lecture at 2020 Symposium

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will present a special lecture at the Foundation’s Symposium this November.

Research News
CarThera Treats First Patient in New Brain Cancer Clinical Trial

CarThera announced the start of its first immunotherapy clinical trial for patients with brain metastases from a primary melanoma.


Research Site Profile: Seoul National University Hospital

The Core Hub for Medical Research of UltraSound (CHORUS) is a focused ultrasound research facility at Seoul National University Hospital with a mission to make a better world using ultrasound.


Call for Comments: Guidelines for Focused Ultrasound Treatment Reporting

We're asking for your input to create a set of guidelines to help standardize focused ultrasound treatment reporting and methodologies for measuring and describing key parameters for preclinical and clinical investigations.


Meeting Report: Frontiers of Immunotherapy

Several presentations at the New York Academy of Sciences' “Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy 2020” online symposium covered areas where focused ultrasound combined with immunotherapies could improve therapeutic outcomes.  


Focused Ultrasound Plus Fluorescein Inhibits Brain Tumor Growth

A research team led by a former Foundation Research Fellow published a promising study that used focused ultrasound to activate, or “sonosensitize,” a nontoxic chemical agent. 


Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation for Epilepsy

A team in Shenzhen, China, found that low intensity, pulsed focused ultrasound neuromodulation can inhibit seizures in a preclinical model.  


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More Research News
Grad Students, Alums Receive NSF Research Fellowships | UC Merced
Inspired by Father, Student Aims to Find Cure for Pancreatic Cancer | Roanoke Star
How Scientists Influenced Monkeys’ Decisions Using Ultrasound in Their Brains | Singularity Hub
A Sound Treatment | University of Utah
Recent CCNY Alum Ethan Bendau Earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship | City College of New York
Industry News
Company Profile: E&I

E&I has been working behind the scenes of the focused ultrasound industry for 16 years to build the “rugged and reliable” RF amplifiers that launch new ideas and new companies.


SonaCare Medical Publishes Promising Data for Focused Ultrasound Salvage Therapy

SonaCare has announced new study results suggesting that focal ablative salvage therapy after radio-recurrent prostate cancer is safe and provides good cancer control. 


HistoSonics Announces $40 Million Financing Round

HistoSonics has closed a $40 million Series C-1 financing round led by Yonjin Venture, LLC. The financing will be used to accelerate activities focused on HistoSonics’ Edison™ Platform and launch new strategic projects.   

More Industry News
EDAP Appoints Frank Van Hyfte as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing | Global Newswire
Sonomedical to Open Third Unit in Spain | Born2Invest
Patient News
Chordoma Foundation Urges Supporters to Complete a #5Kfor5

In lieu of their annual half marathon fundraiser, the Chordoma Foundation’s #TeamChordoma is asking people to complete their own 5K, donate, and nominate five people to do the same.  

More Patient News
Your Guide to the Best Prostate Cancer Care...As it Becomes the Most Diagnosed Cancer in Britain, This is What Every Man (and His Other Half) Should Read | Daily Mail

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Upcoming Events
June 22-24, 2020 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting II | virtual event

July 16-17, 2020 Chordoma Foundation's International Chordoma Research Workshop | virtual event 

July 27-31, 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference | virtual event 

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

November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound | virtual event | Abstract submission deadline is July 6, 2020.

November 19-22, 2020 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) 25th Annual Scientific Meeting & Education Day, Austin, TX

November 29 – December 5, 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting | virtual event 


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