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ECF Fellow Brings Hope to Bolivia

ECF Fellow Brings Hope to Bolivia

January 8, 2018

It is with the deepest pride that The Eye Cancer Foundation announces the successful completion of Dr. Veronica Molleda’s first 3-month fellowship in retinoblastoma care at the Hospital Infantil de Mexico. Under the tutelage of Dr. Marco Ramirez (pictured right), Head of Ophthalmological Services ... Read More

Happy Holidays from The Eye Cancer Foundation!

Happy Holidays from The Eye Cancer Foundation!

December 21, 2017

As friends and family come together, and as holidays round out the season, the end of a year is often a time for reflection. Whether you watched this year’s New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square, whether you slammed that screaming snooze button on January 1, 2017 at 12 AM … what made this year ... Read More

New Drug Alert!

New Drug Alert!

December 7, 2017

Patients who have had treatment for a choroidal melanoma with radiation plaque brachytherapy will sometimes go on to develop retinal problems secondary to the radiation exposure which was needed to sterilize their tumor. This is calledradiation retinopathy. These retinal problems can manifest as an ... Read More

Visionary Newsletter -- Fall 2017

Visionary Newsletter -- Fall 2017

November 27, 2017

The Fall 2017 issue ofThe Visionaryis now available! The Eye Cancer Foundation publishesThe Visionaryfree-of-charge to keep you informed about the latest news, research, and global efforts focused on improving eye cancer treatment, diagnosis, and cure. In this edition, you will find articles about... Read More

The NYECC Support Group's Next Meeting! Attend In-Person or via Phone!

The NYECC Support Group's Next Meeting! Attend In-Person or via Phone!

November 9, 2017

After two successful meetings where eye cancer patients and survivors shared their feelings in a welcoming, comfortable environment, The New York Eye Cancer Center Support Group, sponsored by The Eye Cancer Foundation, will meet for a third time on November 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time... Read More

The Eye Cancer Foundation Annual Appeal

The Eye Cancer Foundation Annual Appeal

October 19, 2017

As the year draws to close, as we round out the end of 2017 with holidays celebrating unity, generosity and love, now comes the time for reflection. The year 2017 marked great, landscaping efforts in the field of eye cancer research and training from The Eye Cancer Foundation, culminating perhaps mo... Read More

Plaque Brachytherapy Can Now Help More Patients Facing Enucleation

Plaque Brachytherapy Can Now Help More Patients Facing Enucleation

October 6, 2017

Eye-sparing plaque brachytherapy can now help more patients with uveal melanoma versus enucleation. The American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) reports that more patients with uveal melanoma will be able to spare their eye by widening the criteria for plaque brachytherapy. It had been 10 years since ... Read More

Apples or Oranges

Apples or Oranges

September 19, 2017

“Sharing a common scientific language (staging systems) allow us to communicate our ideas and enable progress” writes Dr. Paul T. Finger in Foundational Elements for Collaboration in Ophthalmic Oncology; a recent editorial published for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Communication is vital ... Read More

ECF Hosts Successful Retinoblastoma Workshop in China

ECF Hosts Successful Retinoblastoma Workshop in China

May 24, 2017

Last fall, The Eye Cancer Foundation hosted a retinoblastoma workshop in Guangzhou, China. The primary goal was to deliver systematic training in retinoblastoma managementbased on the general principles of the origin and development of the disease. But the workshop went beyond practical training. I... Read More

Chinese Family Takes Long Journey to Save Daughter's Eyes

Chinese Family Takes Long Journey to Save Daughter's Eyes

April 26, 2017

Lulu was less than 2 months old when doctors in China diagnosed her with retinoblastoma. When doctors located tumors in her eyes, they scheduled her to have her eyes removed that afternoon. But her parents, who are both blind, were determined to do everything in their power to save their daughter's ... Read More