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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2009

The EyeCare Foundation volunteers and participating eye cancer specialists wish you all a happy holiday season and express hope that the ophthalmic oncology community will continue to work together.... Read More

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Dr Honavar Receives The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

October 8, 2009

Dr. Santosh Honavar: Eye Cancer Specialist The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award established by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Government of India, is one of the highest honors for young scientists. The Award for 2009 in Medical Sciences goes to Dr Santosh G Honavar of the L... Read More

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The Role of Biopsy for Intraocular Tumors

October 2, 2009

Biopsy is commonly performed for most malignancies. However due to certain known and potential unknown risks of biopsy, coupled with advances in ophthalmic diagnostic techniques, most intraocular tumors are currently diagnosed by ophthalmoscopy (looking into the eye) coupled with ultrasound imaging ... Read More

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Photographic Documentary on Treatment of Retinoblastoma in Mexico (Includes explicit medical photos)

June 13, 2009

Large Mixed AJCC-UICC T2b Retinoblastoma Dear Colleagues: An outstanding film artist came to Mexico City last year: Nicole Franco. She performed a "pro-bono" documetary on retinoblastoma at my home institution. It has been published in her webpage: http://www.nicolefranco.com Nicole depicted... Read More

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Twitter Awareness Campaign: Retinoblastoma

February 14, 2009

I'm working with the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust in the UK on a twitter campaign to raise awareness of Rb and the signs and symptoms. The basic idea of the campaign, which we kick-started yesterday is to ask encourage people on twitter to read the web page (http://bit.ly/jwTJ) which has some quick, ... Read More

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Anti-VEGF Bevacizumab (Avastin ®) Found Helpful for Radiation Optic Neuropathy

February 10, 2007

In an interventional case study from the New York Eye Cancer Center, evaluated intravitreal bevacizumab treatment for radiation optic neuropathy (RON). A patient symptomatic of decreased vision because of RON was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab (1.25 mg) over several 6-8 week cycles. Main o... Read More

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International Retinoblastoma Conference: One World, one vision

December 17, 2006

Barrett Haik, MD and St. Jude Children's Hospital Present International Retinoblastoma Conference January 25th, 2007: One World, one vision Participants include: St. Jude Faculty Barrett G. Haik, MD Raul C. Ribiero, MD Judith Williams, MD Leslie L. Robinson, MD Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD Matth... Read More

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Inactivation of the p53 pathway in Retinoblastoma

November 2, 2006

Inactivation of the p53 pathway in retinoblastoma Vol 444 | 2 November 2006 | doi:10.1038/nature05194 These findings not only challenge the long-standing belief that retinoblastoma is the exception to the rule that the Rb and p53 pathways must be inactivated in cancer, but also provide a specific ... Read More

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PET/CT SUV Intensity Correlated to Known Risk Factors for Metastasis from Choroidal Melanoma

September 23, 2006

The authors of a recently published study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology correlated the clinical, ultrasound, and pathology features of eyes evaluated by FDG positron emission tomography / computed tomography (PET/CT) then enucleated for choroidal melanoma. Pre-operative ultrasound was use... Read More

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Welcome to The Eye Cancer Network, 3rd Edition

August 12, 2005

Today, May 2103 marks the second complete revision of The Eye Cancer Network. Established in 1998, the network has served over 11 million visitors. Please feel free to surf around. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Best regards, Paul T Finger, MD, FACS The Editor... Read More

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