Established in 2009, the Centres of Excellence program recognises exceptional focused ultrasound sites throughout the world. 'We are honoured to recognise the University of Oxford as one of the leading focused ultrasound sites in the world,' said Neal F. Kassell, MD, Founder and Chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. Focused ultrasound research has been a hallmark of the Oxford ecosystem since 2004. 'We are absolutely delighted to be having a closer cooperation with the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in the United States through this award and in the growth of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in the United Kingdom. 'More than 700 patients have been screened for ablative or drug-delivery focused ultrasound treatments at Oxford, with some 250 patients treated to date', said Centre of Excellence co-Director Dr. Paul Lyon.