May 30, 2019

The Foundation has published a roadmap for the role of focused ultrasound in treating pancreatic cancer based on a recent meeting of a multidisciplinary group of experts and leaders in the industry.

 Foundation News
Latest Developments in Focused Ultrasound Highlighted at Community Event

The Foundation held its biennial event, which explored the latest breakthroughs in focused ultrasound and its potential to confront the most vexing challenges in medicine.


Blog: Focused Ultrasound for Lung Tumors – From Impossible to Possible

Focused ultrasound was previously believed not to be an option for treating lung tumors, but recent studies have provided hope for the technology as a treatment option.


UVA Capstone Students Conduct Projects at Foundation

The Foundation hosted six interns from the University of Virginia for their capstone projects. Learn more about each student’s project and their work with the Foundation.


Donor Profile: Jimmy Wright, PhD

Jimmy Wright, PhD, President of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, shares his enthusiasm for the Focused Ultrasound Foundation’s mission and activities.

Council Update: Meredith Woo Joins American Hospital in Paris Foundation Board

Meredith Woo, PhD, council member and president of Sweet Briar College, has recently joined the board of the American Hospital in Paris Foundation.


 Patient News
Patient Spotlight: Kyle Fernandez

Struggling with symptoms since kindergarten, Kyle was finally diagnosed with essential tremor as a young man. Focused ultrasound treatment gave him his life back.


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Research News
Focused Ultrasound–Assisted Delivery of Stem Cells in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease: Pilot Study Results

Results from a collaborative study between SonaCare Medical, physicians at the Arkansas Heart Hospital Vein & Vascular Institute, and NIH scientists were published.

Preprints Survey

Should research papers be openly shared prior to the peer review process? The Center for Open Science (COS) is asking for participation in a survey. 


Research Roundup

Columbia University researchers conducted experiments to determine whether focused ultrasound would assist in repairing damaged neural pathways in patients with Parkinson’s. 

Visit our free, online research library of focused ultrasound publications.
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Industry News
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Used in Case of Previously Untreated Breast Cancer

A case report from a patient in Germany who refused traditional breast cancer treatment and asked specifically for focused ultrasound has been published.


Essential Tremor Position Statement Published by the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

The American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery published a new position statement on focused ultrasound for patients with essential tremor.


FDA Publishes List of Priority Patient Preference Areas for Medical Devices

The FDA is working to incorporate patient experiences to help inform the agency’s evaluation of medical devices as part of their approval process for device manufacturers.


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Upcoming Events
June 9-13, 2019 14th Biennial Congress and Exhibition of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 10-11, 2019 Society for Image Guided Neurointerventions (SIGN), Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-15, 2019 19th International Symposium of ISTU | 5th European Symposium of EUFUS, Barcelona, Spain

June 20-21, 2019 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) Medical Device Conference, San Francisco, California

June 24-27, 2019 World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN) 18th Biennial Meeting, New York, New York

July 14-18, 2019 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), Los Angeles, California

July 14-18, 2019 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 61st Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas

July 23-27, 2019 41st International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2019), Berlin, Germany

August 2-6, 2019 American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) Convention, Washington, D.C.

August 16-17, 2019 Society for NeuroOncology (SNO) Inaugural Conference on Brain Metastases, New York, New York

August 29-31, 2019 5th World Congress on Parkinsons & Huntington Disease, Vienna, Austria 

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