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The NYECC Support Group's Next Meeting! Attend In-Person or via Phone!

The NYECC Support Group's Next Meeting! Attend In-Person or via Phone!

November 9, 2017

After two successful meetings where eye cancer patients and survivors shared their feelings in a welcoming, comfortable environment, The New York Eye Cancer Center Support Group, sponsored by The Eye Cancer Foundation, will meet for a third time on November 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time... Read More

The Eye Cancer Foundation Annual Appeal

The Eye Cancer Foundation Annual Appeal

October 19, 2017

As the year draws to close, as we round out the end of 2017 with holidays celebrating unity, generosity and love, now comes the time for reflection. The year 2017 marked great, landscaping efforts in the field of eye cancer research and training from The Eye Cancer Foundation, culminating perhaps mo... Read More

Plaque Brachytherapy Can Now Help More Patients Facing Enucleation

Plaque Brachytherapy Can Now Help More Patients Facing Enucleation

October 6, 2017

Eye-sparing plaque brachytherapy can now help more patients with uveal melanoma versus enucleation. The American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) reports that more patients with uveal melanoma will be able to spare their eye by widening the criteria for plaque brachytherapy. It had been 10 years since ... Read More

Apples or Oranges

Apples or Oranges

September 19, 2017

“Sharing a common scientific language (staging systems) allow us to communicate our ideas and enable progress” writes Dr. Paul T. Finger in Foundational Elements for Collaboration in Ophthalmic Oncology; a recent editorial published for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Communication is vital ... Read More

ECF Hosts Successful Retinoblastoma Workshop in China

ECF Hosts Successful Retinoblastoma Workshop in China

May 24, 2017

Last fall, The Eye Cancer Foundation hosted a retinoblastoma workshop in Guangzhou, China. The primary goal was to deliver systematic training in retinoblastoma managementbased on the general principles of the origin and development of the disease. But the workshop went beyond practical training. I... Read More

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

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