This clinical trial uses a new technology for childhood cancer called “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound guided by Magnetic Resonance.” This clinical trial will be the first time this noninvasive new technology will be tried in children with abdominal tumors that cannot be surgically removed.

Project Title: Pilot Study of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Unresectable Neuroblastoma
Researcher: Ted Gerstle, MD
Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Study Type: Pilot Study
Status: Opening in 2018

This clinical trial uses a new technology for childhood cancer called “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound guided by Magnetic Resonance.” This next-generation experimental therapy destroys tumor tissue with targeted rapid temperature elevation, while leaving adjacent tissue and organs completely unaffected. This clinical trial will be the first time this noninvasive new technology will be used in children with abdominal tumors that cannot be surgically removed.

Charity Partners: Pierce Phillips Charity