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Drug Delivery Treatments for Cancer Should be Fast-tracked

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Focal Drug Delivery Workshop Supercharges Research and Development Community Held March 21-23, 2011, the FUS Foundation’s first Focal Drug Delivery Workshop marked a major milestone in the field of MR-guided focused ultrasound and set the stage for advancing a new generation of personalized medical treatments for cancers of the brain, pancreas and liver. New drug delivery treatments for both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases are expected to quickly follow. The invitational workshop fueled the spirit of collaboration among its 63 participants – who travelled from ten countries and represented 36 institutions – and ignited a new level of enthusiasm for fast-tracking the development of new clinical applications of an innovative treatment approach known as focused ultrasound-mediated drug delivery, or focal drug delivery. Click here to read full report.

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