January 30, 2019
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See the updated format below. You'll now receive two short newsletters each month on the latest in the field of focused ultrasound. 

Focused ultrasound researchers worldwide are making unprecedented progress in addressing the unmet need of providing life-extending treatment for patients with deadly brain tumors – glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Most recently, a new clinical trial has begun in Korea, and the results of a first-in-human study in Toronto were published. A number of other clinical firsts in this area have occurred in the past several months. 

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 Foundation News
In Memoriam: Foundation Council Member Tony Mendez

The Foundation recently lost a good friend and a champion of focused ultrasound in Tony Mendez, retired CIA officer, author, and award-winning artist. 

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Foundation Welcomes New Council Members

We are pleased to announce that four professionals with a wide array of expertise have joined the Foundation’s Council, a dedicated group of goodwill ambassadors. 

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New Foundation Website Launched

Please browse our new website, highlighting the people essential to our mission of advancing focused ultrasound: the patients, experts, donors, and industry leaders. 

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Blog Post on Focused Ultrasound for Alzheimer's Disease

In October, neurosurgeon Ali Rezai, MD, began the first US focused ultrasound trial for Alzheimer’s disease. Here, he discusses the patient’s progress and his plans for the future.

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 Patient News
Neurologist Explains Diagnosing Essential Tremor

The University of Maryland's Paul Fishman, MD, PhD, explains how he evaluates patients for essential tremor in the latest Insightec blog post. 

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Focused Ultrasound Featured on NBC’s TV Series, New Amsterdam

NBC’s new hit medical drama “New Amsterdam” recently featured a storyline using focused ultrasound to treat a patient’s brain tumor.

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Research News
Epilepsy Clinical Trial Begins at Ohio State University

Researchers have begun a Foundation-funded clinical trial using focused ultrasound to control a specific type of epilepsy in adult patients.

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WATCH: DR. KRISHNA DISCUSSES THE TRIAL >

New Alzheimer’s Disease Trial Begins in Toronto

A 30-patient Alzheimer’s disease trial using focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier in multiple regions has begun at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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WATCH: DR. LIPSMAN DISCUSSES THE TRIAL >

Call for Abstracts: EUFUS/ISTU Meeting

Submit your abstracts for the joint meeting of the European Focused Ultrasound Charitable Society (EUFUS) and the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU).

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Modeling Charts Clinical Path for Liver Cancer Trial

A companion paper illustrating the clinical significance and utility of a 2018 focused ultrasound plus ThermoDox liver cancer trial was published in Radiology.

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Research Update: Focused Ultrasound and Bone Regeneration

The University of Michigan's Mario Fabiilli, PhD, and Renny Franceschi, PhD, used focused ultrasound to trigger heat-activated, gene-switching cells to control bone regeneration.

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January 2019 Research Roundup

Can focused ultrasound activate chemicals to kill brain cancer cells? Researchers in Japan have published a new, promising study. 

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Industry News
Foundation, Sonic Concepts, and Verasonics Partner on Preclinical Research Platform

The Foundation is collaborating with two well-known companies in the industry to develop a turnkey ultrasound-guided preclinical research system. 

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Upcoming Events
February 14-17, 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

February 27–March 3, 2019 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria

March 3-8, 2019 Winter School on Therapeutic Ultrasound, Les Houches, France 

March 23-28, 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

April 28–May 2, 2019 Society For Thermal Medicine (STM) 36th Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida

May 4-10, 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 13-15, 2019 Ultrasound Energy - ISTU and EUFUS Joint Meeting, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract Deadline is February 15, 2019.

 
 
 
 
 

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