Sound Waves Aid Brain Tumor Treatment

In a small clinical study, focusing ultrasound beams on tumors in patients ’ brains helped open the blood-brain barrier to facilitate drug delivery.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

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Scientists are reporting a first: They used an advanced ultrasound technique to help deliver the drug Herceptin to the patients' brain tumors.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsIn this review, we describe the concept of MRgFUS-enabled brain tumor liquid biopsy and present the available preclinical evidence, ongoing clinical trials, limitations, and future directions of this application.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Brain Tumor;   Brain Neoplasms;   Brain Cancer;   Glioma;   Glioblastoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Hospital del Río Hortega Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Brain Tumor;   Brain Neoplasms;   Brain Cancer;   Glioma;   Glioblastoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Hospital del Río Hortega Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Brain Tumor;   Brain Neoplasms;   Brain Cancer;   Glioma;   Glioblastoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Hospital del Río Hortega Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Brain Tumor;   Brain Neoplasms;   Brain Cancer;   Glioma;   Glioblastoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Hospital del Río Hortega Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Brain Tumor;   Brain Neoplasms;   Brain Cancer;   Glioma;   Glioblastoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Hospital del Río Hortega Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Brain Tumor;   Brain Neoplasms;   Brain Cancer;   Glioma;   Glioblastoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Hospital del Río Hortega Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Brain Tumor;   Brain Neoplasms;   Brain Cancer;   Glioma;   Glioblastoma Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Hospital del Río Hortega Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Pharmacological treatment of gliomas and other brain-infiltrating tumors remains challenging due to limited delivery of most therapeutics across the blood–brain barrier (BBB). Transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound (FUS), an emerging technology for noninvasive brain treatments, enables transient opening of the BBB through acoustic activation of circulating microbubbles. Here, we evaluate the...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Engineering, Medical Sciences Biological Sciences Source Type: research
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