Beccaria, Kevin


Hopital Necker - Enfants Malades, Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris, France

APHP - CarThera

I am a neurosurgeon specialising in surgical neuro-oncology, working in Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France. I have been working more than 6 years on the ultrasound-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier. I participated in developing an innovative implantable ultrasound device (SonoCloud) allowing for safe and transient opening of the blood-brain barrier with CarThera. This device has been widely assessed in pre-clinical studies and is currently assessed in a human clinical trial (SONOCLOUD).

Existing collaborations relevant to drug delivery


Publications relevant to drug delivery

Goldwirt L, Beccaria K, Ple A, Sauvageon H, Mourah S. Ibrutinib brain distribution: a preclinical study.  Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2018 Apr;81(4):783-789.

Carpentier A, Canney M, Vignot A, Reina V, Beccaria K, Horodyckid C, Karachi C, Leclercq D, Lafon C, Chapelon JY, Capelle L, Cornu P, Sanson M, Hoang-Xuan K, Delattre JY, Idbaih A. Clinical trial of blood-brain barrier disruption by pulsed ultrasound. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Jun 15;8(343):343re2.

Nailor A, Walker DA, Jacques TS, Warren KE, Brem H, Kearns PR, Greenwood J, Penny JI, Pilkington GJ, Carcaboso AM, Fleischhack G, Macarthur D, Slavc I, Meijer L, Gill S, Lowis S, van Vuurden DG, Pearl MS, Clifford SC, Morrissy S, Ivanov DP, Beccaria K, Gilbertson RJ, Straathof K, Green JJ, Smith S, Rahman R, Kilday JP. Ecancermedicalscience. Highlights of Children with Cancer UK's Workshop on Drug Delivery in Paediatric Brain Tumours. 2016 Mar 31;10:630.

Beccaria K, Canney M, Goldwirt L, Fernandez C, Piquet J, Perier MC, Lafon C, Chapelon JY, Carpentier A. Ultrasound-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier to enhance temozolomide and irinotecan delivery: an experimental study in rabbits. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jun;124(6):1602-1610.

Goldwirt L, Beccaria K, Carpentier A, Idbaih A, Schmitt C, Levasseur C, Labussiere M, Milane A, Farinotti R, Fernandez C.  Preclinical impact of bevacizumab on brain and tumor distribution of irinotecan and temozolomide. J Neurooncol. 2015 Apr;122(2):273-281.

Goldwirt L, Beccaria K, Carpentier A, Farinotti R, Fernandez C. Irinotecan and temozolomide brain distribution: a focus on ABCB1. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Jul;74(1):185-193.

Beccaria K, Canney M, Goldwirt L, Fernandez C, Adam C, Piquet J, Autret G, Clément O, Lafon C, Chapelon JY, Carpentier A. Opening of the blood-brain barrier with an unfocused ultrasound device in rabbits. J Neurosurg. 2013 Oct;119(4):887-898.

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