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July 16, 2020


IN THIS ISSUE
Top News | Foundation News | Symposium News | Research News | Industry News | Events
 
 
Nationwide Medicare Reimbursement of Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

Eligible essential tremor patients across the US can now access the benefit of reimbursement of focused ultrasound treatment through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  
 
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Foundation News
Foundation and Koch Disruptive Technologies Discuss Advancing Focused Ultrasound

Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, and Chase Koch, the President of Koch Disruptive Technologies, spoke about the field of focused ultrasound and how their organizations are working together.

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Foundation Council Welcomes Kat Imhoff

The Foundation is pleased to welcome Kat Imhoff, senior conservation fellow at the Piedmont Environmental Council, to its dedicated group of goodwill ambassadors.  

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Donor Profile: Paul Manning

An entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Paul Manning shares why he supports focused ultrasound.  

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Foundation Team Members Give Back and Support Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

In June, the Foundation team exceeded its goal in supporting a local organization that provides nourishing food to our neighbors in need.  

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SEE LOCAL MEDIA COVERAGE FROM NBC29 >
 
More Foundation News
In case you missed it: Cancer Immunotherapy Focus Feature
Apply Now: Lockhart Memorial Prize for Cancer Research | Deadline is July 31
Symposium News
FORTUNE Editor-in-Chief Clifton Leaf Named Keynote Speaker at 2020 Symposium

Clifton Leaf, prominent healthcare journalist and Editor-in-Chief of FORTUNE, will serve as a keynote speaker at the 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound.

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Symposium Abstract Deadline Extended

Monday, July 20, is the last day to submit abstracts and apply for a young investigator award for the 2020 meeting.   

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International Symposium: Important Update

Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, assesses the impact of our first ever virtual meeting in November.

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Research News
Investigator Profile: Craig Slingluff, MD

Dr. Craig Slingluff’s current clinical trial is studying the effects of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to treat advanced solid tumors.

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COVID-19 Research Project Delays 

Please read the following update for our funded researchers in light of the current pandemic.

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Lizzi Award Winners Launch ISTU Webinar Series

The International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) has launched a new webinar series with presentations from its 2020 Lizzi Award winners: Hong Chen, PhD, and Meaghan O’Reilly, PhD.  

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Foundation Scholar Participates in Journal's "Tumor Talk" Webinar

On July 7, neurosurgeon and former Foundation scholar Francesco Prada, MD, discussed his recent sonodynamic therapy study during a webinar hosted by the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.  

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Meeting Report: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2020 Virtual Meetings

During two virtual sessions, AACR highlighted the best international basic, translational, and clinical cancer research, including several e-posters and an educational session on focused ultrasound.

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Opening the Blood-Brain Barrier After Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy

Nathan McDannold’s group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School investigated whether prior brain irradiation affected outcomes when opening the blood-brain barrier with focused ultrasound and microbubbles. 

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More Research News
Ultrasound And Microbubbles: An Unusual Approach To Fighting Cancer | Forbes
Advanced MRI Methods Guide Treatments of Tremor | Physics World
Weekly Pick of Brain Tumour Research News from around the World | Brain Tumour Research
Brilliant Neurosurgeon Todd Mainprize Found a New Pathway to the Brain | The Globe and Mail
External Ultrasound Therapy of Calcific Aortic Stenosis -- First-in-Man | EurekAlert!
Focused Ultrasound Shows Early Promise in Glioblastoma Brain Tumours | The Brain Tumour Charity
Aiming Ultrasound at the Brain Raises Hope of New Treatments | Science Magazine
Focused Ultrasound Shows Hope against Deadly Brain Tumor (video) | Charlottesville CBS 19
Industry News
OxSonics's Funding Round Oversubscribed 

Oxford-based, OxSonics Therapeutics announced that it has closed a £10.5M Series B2 financing round that will be used to take their SonoTran® platform technology into first-in-human clinical trials and fund other strategic development areas.

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More Industry News
Sonablate HIFU Sales Experience Great Momentum Despite COVID as Patient Demand Grows for Less Invasive Option | EIN Presswire

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

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

August 14, 2020 Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Virtual Conference on Brain Metastases | virtual event 

October 5-9, 2020 The MedTech Conference | virtual event 

November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound | virtual event | Abstract submission deadline is July 20, 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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