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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


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


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


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


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: Nicole depicted... Read More


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 ( which has some quick, ... Read More


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


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


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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