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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


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


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


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

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