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The First Eye Cancer Working Day - Completed!

June 15, 2015

A Wonderful and Successful Meeting! Watch online!Working Day video sessionshave been posted on our website. June 15th, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM The First Eye Cancer Working Day was located at The Curie Institute, Paris, France, on June 15th, 2015. It was sponsored by The Eye Cancer Foundation... Read More

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Spread Retinoblastoma Awareness: Posters, Coloring Books and Twitter Link

June 14, 2015

Joey's Special Eye is being re-printed for distribution, but online versions are also available for download. Unfortunately, sometimes a child must lose an eye to save their life. The Eye Cancer Foundation has tried to help with that challenge by creating a coloring book, Joey’s Special Eye, fo... Read More

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The First International Registry for Uveal Melanoma Completed

January 5, 2015

International Validation of the American Joint Committeeon Cancer’s 7th Edition Classification of Uveal Melanoma The AJCC Ophthalmic Oncology Task Force IMPORTANCE Although an accurate uveal melanoma staging system is needed to improveresearch and patient care, the evaluation of eye cancer staging... Read More

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Pd-103 versus I-125 Plaque: Comparison of 319 Cases

November 24, 2014

The American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) consensus guidelines for plaque radiation therapy of choroidal melanoma suggests all centers perform preoperative comparative dosimetry prior to selecting which seeds or sources are used for treatment. Thus, the relative radiation dose to critical structure... Read More

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2014 Guidelines for Plaque Radiation Therapy

August 29, 2014

2014 Guidelines for Plaque Radiation Therapy for Choroidal Melanoma and Retinoblastoma Published The American Brachytherapy Society asked Dr. Finger to form a committee to study clinical eye plaque radiation therapy in an effort to develop modern consensus guidelines. To broadly reflect current in... Read More

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Eye Cancer Foundation - International Fellowships

May 24, 2014

The Eye Cancer Foundation (a non-profit 501(c)3) charitable organization announces a second year of international fellowships. These scholarships are designed to: 1) Offer ophthalmic oncology to underserved countries.2) Promote distribution of knowledge/experience within our community.3) Promote mu... Read More

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Palladium-103 versus Iodine-125: Which is Better for your Eye?

April 13, 2014

Original research just published in the Journal of Radiation Oncology, compares the relative,clinical intraocular dose distribution for palladium-103versus iodine-125 seeds in gold-plaques for ophthalmic radiationtherapy. The authors examined 319 consecutive uveal melanomastreated between 2006 and ... Read More

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Plaque Therapy for Large (T3 and T4) Sized Choroidal Melanoma

December 3, 2013

Having a LARGE choroidal melanoma no longer means you have to lose your eye. Researchers at The New York Eye Cancer Center have found treatment with palladium-103 plaque radiation therapy offered acceptable rates of choroidal melanoma tumor control and that most patients kept there eye. Recently pu... Read More

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Palladium-103 Radiation Therapy for Small Choroidal Melanoma

November 6, 2013

Management decisions for SMALL choroidal melanomas are more complicated. This is because, while many studies have shown that the risk for metastasis is lower for small melanomas, the complication rates for radiation treatment are viewed, grouped and reported for all sizes. However, studies have sho... Read More

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Bilateral Angiomatosis of the Iris

November 3, 2013

Therapeutic Challenge History: A 65-year old white female was sent to the New York Eye Cancer Center with a history of recurrent spontaneous hyphemas in her left eye. They started 2.5 years ago and she has had 4 episodes. Ophthalmic Examination: Visual acuity was measured to be 20/16 in the right... Read More

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