October 10, 2019
New Trial of Focused Ultrasound in Glioblastoma: Opening the Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy

The first patient has been treated in a US multicenter clinical trial evaluating the safety of using focused ultrasound to enhance the delivery of chemotherapy in patients with deadly brain tumors.   

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 Foundation News
Foundation’s 2019 Summer Progress Report Published

The report highlights notable achievements over the past four months, including new FDA approvals, three Foundation workshops, and expanded reimbursement coverage.

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Blog: Focused Ultrasound Bubble Not About to Burst Anytime Soon

Larry Crum, PhD, shares his experiences as one of the pioneers of focused ultrasound technology and offers a glimpse of where the field is headed.

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Foundation Council Member Profile: Jonna Mendez

Retired CIA officer and author Jonna Mendez shares her interest in focused ultrasound and why she and her late husband Tony – best known for being portrayed in the film ARGO – joined the Foundation’s Council. 

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Research News
Focused Ultrasound for Glioma Featured on the Cover of Theranostics

The cover of the journal Theranostics featured preclinical research led by Nathan McDannold, PhD, investigating focused ultrasound blood-brain barrier opening for glioma. 

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Foundation-funded Research Update: Using Nonlinear Waves to Accelerate Thermal Ablation

A team at the University of Washington led by Vera Khokhlova, PhD, sought to improve focused ultrasound ablation with "shock-enhanced" exposures. 

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Meeting Report: Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation Symposium

The first Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation Symposium, held in Oxford, England, featured the presentation of translational preclinical and emerging clinical data.

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Meeting Report: Italian Workshop for Focused Ultrasound in Neuroscience

For the first time, multidisciplinary teams from five Italian sites convened to share experiences, research, and best practices in focused ultrasound for neurological disorders.

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Research Roundup

A team at Stanford University used focused ultrasound to significantly improve pancreatic islet cell transplantation in a mouse model.
 
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Industry News
CarThera Shares Data and Explains Novel Approach at EANO Meeting

CarThera announced promising clinical trial data at the 14th annual meeting of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology.

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Meeting Report: AdvaMed’s MedTech Conference

The 13th annual MedTech Conference celebrated notable successes of the industry and emphasized the power of medical technology in the lives of patients. 

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