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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

New Treatment Option for Patients with Radiation Macular Degeneration

New Treatment Option for Patients with Radiation Macular Degeneration

April 20, 2017

A recent study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology and supported by The Eye Cancer Foundation introduces a new treatment option for patients with radiation macular degeneration that no can no longer be controlled with maximum, standard anti-VEGF medication. Radiation macular degener... Read More

2017 Eye Cancer Working Day a Huge Success

2017 Eye Cancer Working Day a Huge Success

April 17, 2017

The Second Eye Cancer Working Day, hosted by The Eye Cancer Foundation, International Society of Ocular Oncology, and American Joint committee on Cancer took place on March 24th, 2017 at International Convention Center, Sydney, Australia. The working day provided a unique opportunity for eye cancer... Read More

Developing a Common Language for Eye Cancer Specialists

Developing a Common Language for Eye Cancer Specialists

April 5, 2017

The Ophthalmic Oncology Task Force (OOTF) led by Chair Dr. Paul Finger is building a foundation of multicenter, international consensus guidelines to allow for better communication and patient care. Along with the AJCC and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the American Brachyther... Read More

Second Eye Cancer Working Day Overview and Booklet

Second Eye Cancer Working Day Overview and Booklet

March 22, 2017

The Second Eye Cancer Working Day will take place Friday, March 24, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, at the Cookle Bay Room 1. The Working Day provides an opportunity for eye cancer specialists from around the world to work together, face-to-face. The day will be divid... Read More

2017 Eye Cancer Working Day Announcement and Schedule

2017 Eye Cancer Working Day Announcement and Schedule

March 16, 2017

International Society in Ocular Oncology and The Eye Cancer Foundation will sponsor the Second Eye Cancer Working Day on the first day of the ISOO meeting, Friday, March 24, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, at the Cookle Bay Room 1. The Working Day provides an opportun... Read More

A New Way to Support the Work of The ECF

A New Way to Support the Work of The ECF

February 15, 2017

There’s a new way to support the work of The Eye Cancer Foundation. The ECF has partnered with Pledgeling, a platform that facilitates giving to nonprofits. Visitors to pledgeling.com/home can search for specific non-profit organizations or general categories they want to support. For instance, ... Read More

ECF's Worldwide Find a Doctor Database Expanding

ECF's Worldwide Find a Doctor Database Expanding

February 8, 2017

Finding an eye-cancer doctor you can trust may feel like a daunting task. The Eye Cancer Foundation has a resource that can help, and it is expanding. The ECF maintains a searchable database of over 200 eye cancer specialists in nearly 50 countries around the world. The “Find a Doctor” page is o... Read More

The Eye Cancer Foundation Celebrates World Cancer Day

The Eye Cancer Foundation Celebrates World Cancer Day

February 3, 2017

Saturday Feb. 4 marks World Cancer Day. The theme of this year’s event is “We Can. I can.” Cancer affects people in different ways, but everybody – together and as individuals – can take action to reduce the global burden of cancer. The ‘We can. I can.’ campaign reinforces positive and action-o... Read More

ECF Fellow Publishes Study on Chemotherapy Side Effect

ECF Fellow Publishes Study on Chemotherapy Side Effect

January 25, 2017

A paper co-authored by Dr. Bikramjit P. Pal highlights a study conducted under the guidance of Dr. Tero Kivelä while supported by a fellowship grant provided by The Eye Cancer Foundation. Dr. Pal worked under Dr. Kivelä at the Helsinki University Eye Hospital during a six-month fellowship from Octo... Read More