December 18, 2019
As we near the end of 2019, we are pleased to share a wealth of exciting news with you. Thank you to all who have helped advance the Foundation's mission through the years. 
Physics for Medicine Paris Named a Center of Excellence

The Foundation has named Physics for Medicine Paris as its latest Center of Excellence. Led by scientific director Jean-François Aubry, PhD, the site focuses on collaboration, education, and translating technical work to the clinic. On December 5, the site held an inaugural event to mark this prestigious distinction. 

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 Foundation News
Former Intern, Colleague Awarded Prestigious Chancellerie Prize

Guillaume Maimbourg, PhD, and Charlotte Constans, PhD, have both received the “Prix de la Chancellerie des Universités de Paris” for their thesis work at Physics for Medicine Paris.  

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Donor Profile: Tom Gentile

Tom Gentile is president and CEO of Spirit AeroSystems. During an earlier tenure at GE Healthcare, he learned of focused ultrasound’s potential to change healthcare and now shares his passion for the technology. 

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Please consider helping us as we work toward our mission of making focused ultrasound available for countless patients. 

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Patient News
First Patient Treated in Trial Combining Focused Ultrasound and Chemotherapy for Brain Metastases

At 33, Kathryn was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer that eventually spread to her brain. She was the first patient treated in a landmark trial aiming to use focused ultrasound to enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy. 

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AARP Features First Alzheimer’s Patient in US Trial

AARP recently shared the story of Judi – the first Alzheimer’s patient treated in a clinical trial at West Virginia University – and an update on how she is today. 

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Research News
Clinical Trial Combining Focused Ultrasound and Immunotherapy to Treat Metastatic Cancer Begins

Researchers at the University of Virginia are seeking patients for a clinical trial to assess the safety of using focused ultrasound to treat advanced solid tumors. 

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Site Profile: Physics for Medicine Paris

Physics for Medicine Paris is dedicated to inventing technologies for medical imaging and therapy by translating fundamental physics ideas into preclinical and clinical devices. 

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Investigator Profile: Isabelle Aubert, PhD

Isabelle Aubert, PhD, Senior Scientist and Director of the Brain Repair Group at Sunnybrook Research Institute studies the neurobiology of focused ultrasound to help patients with Alzheimer’s, ALS, and Parkinson’s.

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Meeting Report: RSNA 2019

The 105th Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) featured 26 focused ultrasound presentations, an 85% increase over those presented in 2018. 

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Meeting Report: Society for Neuro-Oncology November Meeting Series

In November, the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) sponsored a series of translational research-focused educational conferences in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Notable Focused Ultrasound Article of 2019

With 25 citations, a paper published in Scientific Reports by the team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre was one of the most cited focused ultrasound peer-reviewed publications in 2019.
 
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Upcoming Events
January 13-15, 2020 The ICR Conference, Orlando, FL

January 23-26, 2020 North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

February 13-16, 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

February 25-26, 2020 US FDA Public Workshop - Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence in Radiological Imaging, Bethesda, MD

May 17-20, 2020 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, HICO, Gyeongju, Korea | Registration is now open!

September 10-13, 2020 European Association of Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Glasgow, UK

November 8-13, 2020 7th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound, McLean, VA

 

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