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NGO in India Promotes World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

NGO in India Promotes World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

September 3, 2018

Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common eye cancer in children, affecting approximately 8,000 of them each year. In developed countries like the United States, the survival rate reaches beyond an astounding 96%, with early diagnosis and treatment being key to saving a patient’s life and sight. Howe... Read More

Understanding Your Data Privacy

Understanding Your Data Privacy

May 31, 2018

Whether scrolling through the latest Twitter trends or clearing out your inbox, if you’ve browsed the internet within this past week, the chances are that you have received an influx of emails regarding privacy policy updates from some of your most-frequented websites. You may be wondering: what d... Read More

From India to the Big Apple

From India to the Big Apple

May 17, 2018

At the close of 2017, The Eye Cancer Foundationpromised its supportersto continue the momentum of the tremendous strides made throughout the year, and indeed it has with yet another Eye Cancer Foundation Ophthalmic Oncology Fellowship thus completed. Meet the ECF’s latest Fellowship alumnus: Abhilas... Read More

The Ocular Tumor Support Group's Next Meeting

The Ocular Tumor Support Group's Next Meeting

April 17, 2018

After several successful meetings throughout the close of 2017, The Ocular Tumor Support Group is back in session! Do you have feelings of loss, stress, anxiety, and/or depression? To be sure, these are all possible experiences people have as they begin to adjust and live with a cancer diagnosis —... Read More

Patient Stories: Maureen's Journey

Patient Stories: Maureen's Journey

April 5, 2018

As part of an ongoing initiative from the Eye Cancer Foundation, The ECF accepts submissions where patients share their personal story through diagnosis and treatment. Of course, the ECF is always accepting submissions for Patient Stories and would love to hear from you. Below is the first publi... Read More

The Global Effort

The Global Effort

March 22, 2018

The 2020 Campaigncontinues to make tremendous strides in the advancement of eye cancer care through the exciting completion of Dr. Milly Shakoor’s 6-month fellowship in retinoblastoma training. This news arrives unitedly with the announcement of another ECF Fellow’s completed training, Dr. Veronic... Read More

AAO Newsletter Features Paper Published by ECF Fellow

AAO Newsletter Features Paper Published by ECF Fellow

March 8, 2018

From the summer of 2016 to 2017, Dr. Sonal S. Chaugule gained a wealth of knowledge as an Eye Cancer Foundation (ECF) fellow under the tutelage of Dr. Paul T. Finger at the NYECC. From shadowing Dr. Finger’s surgeries at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, to speaking at the Second Eye Cancer Work... Read More

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