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John Grisham Joins Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation Board, Citing Novel Technology's Potential to Help 'Millions of Patients'
Date:8/13/2008

Best-Selling Author to Devote Energies to Raising Awareness and Funds to Advance the Use of Focused Ultrasound in Treating Cancers, Neurological,

Other Serious Medical Conditions

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, founded in 2006 to accelerate the development and adoption of a breakthrough therapeutic technology -- Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery -- is pleased to announce that author John Grisham has been elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Dr. Neal F. Kassell, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and Chairman of the Foundation's Board, announced the election and added, "We are delighted to have John as a Board member. It shows that the promise of this technology is attracting prominent support even beyond the scientific and medical community." Mr. Grisham's role will be two-fold: first, to help obtain the philanthropic support necessary to accelerate the development of this exciting field; and, secondly, to increase the awareness of this innovative therapeutic approach.

Mr. Grisham, author of 21 best sellers and a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, said, "My medical knowledge is quite limited; however, I am convinced that this technology will soon touch the lives of millions of patients, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of this effort."

About Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS)

MRgFUS is a disruptive technology that is poised to revolutionize the treatment of a wide variety of medical disorders by serving as the ultimate in minimally invasive surgery; an alternative to radiation therapy; the means for precisely delivering drugs in high concentrations to the point where they are needed, avoiding systemic toxicity; and, dissolving blood clots and restoring circulation.

MRgFUS holds the potential to non-invasively treat breast, prostate, live
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