Chemo Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier with Sound Waves; Virtual Press Conference
Principal Investigator Takes Questions and Demonstrates Procedure with Video and Animation via Virtual Press Conference Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET
Article ID: 642798
Released: 10-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Newswise
Neurosurgeon Todd Mainprize will discuss a history-making procedure using focused ultrasound to non-invasively breach the blood-brain barrier to deliver chemotherapy to a patient's brain tumor.
The approach of using sound waves to temporarily open the barrier could overcome a major impediment to delivering therapeutics, establishing a new frontier in treating a range of brain disorders, including tumors, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Journalists are invited to join this online virtual press conference that will provide an overview of the study, footage of the procedure and animation of the mechanism for opening the blood-brain barrier. All materials, including video and photos, will be available to media, and interviews with experts can be arranged.
What: Virtual Science & Medicine Press Conference
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When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Who: Todd Mainprize, MD, Neurosurgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Nathan McDannold, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jessica Foley, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Focused Ultrasound Foundation