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Wednesday, October 13, 2021  Sunnybrook researchers demonstrate groundbreaking evidence of focused ultrasound enhanced delivery of targeted antibody therapy to breast cancer that spread to the brain
Research team captured world-first images of the antibody therapy drug, Trastuzumab, precisely targeting tumours which spread to the brain from breast cancer, across the blood-brain barrier
Thursday, March 18, 2021  World-first study highlights potential of focused ultrasound in the detection of brain cancer biomarkers through liquid biopsy
Study findings demonstrate promise of a less-invasive approach in the diagnosis and monitoring of brain tumours
Monday, January 18, 2021  Focused ultrasound trial for bilateral essential tremor on CTV Toronto
Watch the story and learn more about this clinical trial
Monday, January 11, 2021  Sunnybrook focused ultrasound on the cover of Nature Reviews Neurology
Sunnybrook at the forefront of decades of progress in focused ultrasound research
Monday, December 7, 2020  Focused ultrasound shown to enhance the delivery of promising therapeutic for Alzheimer's disease
Preclinical study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Tuesday, December 1, 2020  New clinical trial at Sunnybrook for bilateral essential tremor treatment with focused ultrasound
Sunnybrook researchers are paving the way for broader applications of the use of focused ultrasound to address essential tremor
Monday, November 23, 2020  200th Sunnybrook patient receives focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor
This innovative approach, pioneered by Sunnybrook researchers, can improve tremor and have a positive impact on patients' quality of life
Wednesday, November 11, 2020  Congratulations Dr. Nir Lipsman
Dr. Lipsman has received the 2020 Ferenc Jolesz Memorial Award from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Friday, October 30, 2020  World first: focused ultrasound opens blood-brain barrier for delivery of therapeutic in Parkinson's disease
Focused ultrasound harnesses the power of ultrasound waves to reach deep brain regions without the need for scalpels or cutting
Thursday, October 29, 2020  Congratulations Dr. Nir Lipsman: recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 for 2020
Dr. Lipsman is a neurosurgeon, scientist and director of Sunnybrook's Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation