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May 14, 2020


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Top News | Research News | Patient NewsFoundation News | Industry News | Events
 
 
Focused Ultrasound for Psychiatric Disorders: Clinical Trial Results Published

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre published data indicating that focused ultrasound is safe and effective for addressing the symptoms of treatment-resistant major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  
 
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Research News
New Research Suggests Focused Ultrasound Could Improve Brain Tumor Gene Therapy

A collaborative research team led by Rich Price, PhD, at the University of Virginia and Justin Hanes, PhD, at Johns Hopkins University has published new, and somewhat unexpected, results from their preclinical nanoparticle gene delivery work.  

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Watch Now: Focused Ultrasound for Cancer Immunotherapy Overview

Kelsie Timbie, PhD, Foundation Scientific Programs Manager, provides a brief introduction to how the fields of focused ultrasound and cancer immunotherapy intersect.  

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Foundation-funded Research Update: Drug Delivery Strategies

A team at University Medical Center Utrecht led by Yuana Yuana, PhD, recently published research exploring an innovative way to deliver drugs to tumor cells.  

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Cleveland Team Develops Flexible Patches for Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation

Engineers at Case Western Reserve University recently designed and validated innovative, flexible ultrasound transducers.

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Workshop Report: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

The virtual 14th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Workshop featured presentations from 25 international neuroscience experts.

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Meeting Report: National Image-Guided Therapy Workshop

The 11th National Image-Guided Therapy Workshop was held via Zoom and all recorded talks – including at least four on focused ultrasound – are available online.  

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Ultrasound Treatment Reduces Intraocular Pressure in Patients with Glaucoma | Healio
Seeing Through Opaque Media | Caltech
Patient News
Meet Harrison: Teen’s Desmoid Tumor Cured by Focused Ultrasound

A benign tumor forced Harrison to give up his favorite sport, but focused ultrasound treatment and a passionate doctor led the teen to great personal growth.  

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Foundation News
Website Update: “For Researchers” Portal

Those in the research community will notice improved functionality and navigation on the Foundation’s website.  

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More Foundation News
Coverage of Foundation & Pancreatic Cancer UK's Partnership from DOTmed Healthcare Business News
Seasoned Executive Joins Foundation Team | See coverage in Virginia Business
Industry News
Physician Profile: Stephen Scionti, MD

Stephen Scionti, MD, a urologist who specializes in prostate cancer treatment, is a leading authority on using focused ultrasound to treat the disease.  

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HistoSonics to Host Webinar on Histotripsy

Don’t miss a webinar on Wednesday, May 20, by the University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Fred T. Lee, Jr., entitled “Introduction to Histotripsy: A Novel Sonic Beam Therapy.”  

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Associated Industries: Microbubble Manufacturers

Nine microbubble manufacturers are advancing the way that therapeutic molecules are being delivered and charting a new course for the future.  

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More Industry News
Christopher S. Bödtker Appointed Chairman of Theraclion | BusinessWire
Profound Medical: The Prostate Market Disruptor | Seeking Alpha
Theraclion: Annual Results 2019 | BusinessWire

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Upcoming Events
 
Many upcoming meetings have been postponed, canceled, or transitioned to virtual events. Please check each organization’s website for the most current information.

May 29-31, 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting | virtual event

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 26-30, 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, McLean, VA | Abstract submissions is open, and the 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 4, 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

 


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