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Tuesday, January 10, 2023 

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

Researchers and physicians at Sunnybrook and SickKids are the first in the world to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier and deliver chemotherapy in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, an aggressive and terminal pediatric brain tumour.
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