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September 10, 2020


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Top News | Foundation News | Symposium News | Research News | Industry News | Events
 
 
New Clinical Trial for Focused Ultrasound in Glioblastoma

The first of six patients has been enrolled in a new trial in Taiwan to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and preliminary efficacy of focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier and facilitate the delivery of the chemotherapy drug bevacizumab in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. 
 
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Foundation News
Foundation Board of Directors Adds Two Iconic Leaders

Michael Milken, Chairman of the Milken Institute, and Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), have joined the Foundation’s board.

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David R. Goode Joins Foundation’s Council

The Foundation welcomes highly acclaimed industrial leader David R. Goode to its Council, a group of passionate individuals who help build awareness for focused ultrasound.  

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UVA’s Darden School of Business and Focused Ultrasound Foundation Partner on Innovative Fellowship Program

The program offers young professionals a dynamic career start at the Foundation and guaranteed admission to Darden. Camille Favero is the inaugural Darden Focused Ultrasound Fellow.  

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Symposium News
Registrations Climbing for 2020 Symposium

Our virtual 2020 meeting is poised to be the most attended Symposium to date. Don’t miss out – register now at no cost for the meeting taking place November 8–13.   

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Research News
First Patients Treated in Focused Ultrasound Endometriosis Trial

The first two patients with deep invasive endometriosis of the rectosigmoid area have been treated in a Phase 2 clinical trial in France.  

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Results of First US Trial on Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer Published

The new study is the first American trial to demonstrate that focal image-guided focused ultrasound ablation of prostate cancer is an effective alternative to prostatectomy or radiation therapy.

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Register Now: Webinar on Focused Ultrasound for Gene Therapy

On September 17, Natasha Sheybani, PhD, will introduce the concept of gene therapy and how focused ultrasound technology is poised to play a role in this exciting field.

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A Cell-Specific Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation Technique

Researchers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University used low-intensity focused ultrasound and cellular engineering to develop a new neuromodulation strategy that is neuron- and region-specific.

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ISTU Webinars Address Focused Ultrasound in Oncology and Transducer Technology

On August 27, Joan Vidal-Jové, MD, PhD, presented "The Presence of FUS in Oncology.” On September 24, Kullervo Hynynen, MSc, PhD, will discuss "Ultrasound Transducer Technology."

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More Research News
Minimally Invasive Innovative Technology Offers Hope for Patients with Movement Disorders and Brain Tumors | Baptist Health South Florida
Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Noninvasive Treatment for Metastatic Breast Tumors | Virginia Tech Daily
Long-term Outcomes of Two Ablation Techniques for Treatment of Radio-recurrent Prostate Cancer | Uro Today
Study: New 'Echo-focusing' Approach for Focused Ultrasound is Feasible, Safe, and More Efficient | Sunnybrook Research Institute
Industry News
Company Profile: Precision Acoustics, Ltd. 

Precision Acoustics designs and manufactures the tools that measure the ultrasonic pressure, intensity, and range of focused ultrasound systems.

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Foundation and MITA Advocate for Eliminating Gap Between Approval and Coverage 

The Foundation and The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) support a proposed rule that would establish a Medicare coverage pathway for innovative medical devices.

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Nationwide Reimbursement Challenges for Novel Medical Technologies: An Overview 

Insightec’s Vice President of Reimbursement, Dee Kolanek, provides an excellent overview of the complexities of the reimbursement ecosystem for disruptive medical technologies.

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More Industry News
Insightec MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Receives Reimbursement from Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease | Cision PR Newswire
Novant Health to Offer New Parkinson's Treatment at Mint Hill Medical Center, Growing its Investment in Neurology | Biz Journals
Speaking of Urology: How to Get Started with HIFU for Prostate Cancer | Urology Times

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Upcoming Events
 
September 6–11, 2020 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium | virtual event 

September 12–15, 2020 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Annual Congress  | virtual event 

September 15, 2020 Breast Cancer Alliance’s “Hot Topics in Breast Cancer” Symposium | virtual event 

October 3–11, 2020 FOCAL2020: Frontiers in Oncologic Prostate Care and Ablative Local Therapy | Los Angeles, CA

October 5–7, 2020 The MedTech Conference | virtual event 

October 30, 2020 Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumors Symposium 2020 | virtual event 

November 8–13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound | virtual event

November 17–18, 2020 IBD INNOVATE: Product Development for Crohn’s & Colitis™ | virtual event

November 19–21, 2020 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) 25th Annual Meeting | virtual event

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


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