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Extrascleral Tumor Extension of Choroidal Melanoma

October 23, 2013

Sometimes a choroidal melanoma can eat through the wall of the eye and extend into the orbit. In these cases, it is reasonable to assume that microscopically small cancer cells are left behind in the orbit after enucleation surgery. This "just published" research reports on a new method to treat tho... Read More


Think of Sunglasses as Sunblock for your Eyes™

August 5, 2013

Our charitable organization, The Eye Cancer Foundation supports this web site and wants to help you remember to wear your sunglasses. That is why we created these special ultraviolet "UV" sensitive bracelets. They turn purple in the sunlight. Of course, you should always wear sunglasses outside, but... Read More


Facebook! The Eye Cancer Network - Patient Forum

May 24, 2013

The Eye Cancer Network Bulletin Board is now located on Facebook. The postings on this forum are only seen by members of the forum. This venue is already very active. There are posts from old and new patients. There are opportunities to help each other. Feel free to join us at: https://www.facebook... Read More


One Retinoblastoma World Conference: October 3-4, London

October 3, 2012

One Retinoblastoma World Conference: October 3-4, London Greetings from Brenda! Please consider attending this years World Conference on Retinoblastoma. For More information contact Brenda Gallie MD, Flyer The Millbank Tower Related LinksDirections Daisy's Eye Cancer Fun... Read More


Recently Published Important Research

March 17, 2011

ASSOCIATION OF HIGH METABOLIC ACTIVITY MEASURED BY POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY WITH POOR PROGNOSIS OF CHOROIDAL MELANOMA. This study by Lee et al, examines whether the intensity of PET/CT SUV can be used to predict metastasis and survival of choroidal melanoma. Published in the British Journal of O... Read More


Joey's Special Eye - The Netherlands

March 17, 2011

Joeys Speciale Oog Reaching around the world: The Eye Cancer Foundation 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, for retinoblastoma children and their fami... Read More


Diffuse Iris Melanoma is Treatable with Ophthalmic Plaque Radiation

January 28, 2011

Petousis et al reported in Von Graefe's Archive of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, that a patients with diffuse iris melanoma underwent definitive treatment with palladium-103 plaque radiation therapy. Published on December 14th, 2010 [Epub ahead of print], the case describes a 73-year old... Read More


Recent Reviews: Choroidal Melanoma and Retinoblastoma

January 21, 2011

The December 2011 issue of Retina Today included several interesting articles on eye cancer. These included a perspective on the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study, a review of innovations in the treatment of Choroidal Melanoma and a one center's experience with intra-arterial chemotherapy for ret... Read More


Anti-VEGF Therapy Used to Suppress Radiation Retinopathy and Optic Neuropathy

August 5, 2010

Radiation retinopathy was found to cause loss or distortion of vision in 6 patients who had received plaque radiation therapy for choroidal melanoma. Examinations revealed, radiation retinopathy (retinal edema, hemorrhages, microangiopathy, and neovascularization). Treatment involved injections o... Read More


The 7th Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual is Available

March 26, 2010

The 7th Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual Do you speak ocular tumor? For the first time, eye cancer specialists have a common language with which to describe their patient's tumors and compare their research. It will function as a foundation for the eye cancer bio-informatics initiative. This is... Read More

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