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A “BIOMARKER” for Conjunctival Melanoma

The COMS Study What causes conjunctival melanoma (CoM)? Because of its rarity, much about CoM is unknown. Current medicine has yet to truly pinpoint any underlying genetic factors affecting CoM. In fact, no molecular drivers have been clearly defined in association with metastasis, recurrence prognosis, cell type, or other characteristic factors of CoM. In response [..] Read More…


ECF Research wins Best of IJO Award!

In January of 2018, ECF fellow Dr. Sonal Chaugule, alongside Dr. Paul Finger and Dr. J. Park, published the study “Topical Chemotherapy for Giant Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN) of the Conjunctiva and Cornea: Is Surgery Really Necessary?” in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (IJO). We are pleased to announce that this research has recently [..] Read More…


Day 5: Live From the ISOO 2019!

Day 5 at the ISOO: Corneal & Conjunctival Cancers Every two years, eye cancer specialists worldwide convene at the International Society of Ocular Oncology Conference in order to review latest research and encourage international collaboration within the field of ophthalmic oncology. For details on the ISOO Biennial Conference, read more here.   The final day of the ISOO [..] Read More…


Day 4: Live From the ISOO 2019!

Day 4 at the ISOO: Retinoblastoma Every two years, eye cancer specialists worldwide convene at the International Society of Ocular Oncology Conference in order to review latest research and encourage international collaboration within the field of ophthalmic oncology. For details on the ISOO Biennial Conference, read more here. Preventing Retinoblastoma Dr. Helen Dimaras opened with her talk on [..] Read More…


Day 3: Live From the ISOO 2019!

Day 3 at the ISOO: Melanoma, Other Intraocular Cancers, and Basic Retinoblastoma Science Every two years, eye cancer specialists worldwide convene at the International Society of Ocular Oncology Conference in order to review latest research and encourage international collaboration within the field of ophthalmic oncology. For details on the ISOO Biennial Conference, read more here. Dr. Puneet [..] Read More…


Day 2: Live From the ISOO 2019!

Day 2 at the ISOO: Melanoma Day Every two years, eye cancer specialists worldwide convene at the International Society of Ocular Oncology Conference in order to review latest research and encourage international collaboration within the field of ophthalmic oncology. For details on the ISOO Biennial Conference, read more here. How Can You Tell a Choroidal Melanoma is Regressing? [..] Read More…


Day 1: Live From the ISOO 2019!

Day 1 at the ISOO: International Collaboration & Eye Cancer Care Worldwide Every two years, eye cancer specialists worldwide convene at the International Society of Ocular Oncology Conference in order to review latest research and encourage international collaboration within the field of ophthalmic oncology. For details on the ISOO Biennial Conference, read more here. International Collaboration The [..] Read More…


Post-Op: High Spirits and Great Outcomes!

Dr. Finger and one of his many happy patients in high spirits, just one week after her plaque removal. Her recent follow-ups show steady progress and her characteristic, amazing positivity! (Here she is with Dr. Finger, and googly-eyes attached to her glasses!!) This patient, along with all Dr. Finger’s patients who require plaque brachytherapy, received [..] Read More…


The ECF Establishes the First Eye Pathologist in Jordan

Prior to involvement of The Eye Cancer Foundation (ECF), Jordan had no practicing eye cancer specialists. We trained Dr. Yacoub Yousef and he established the first eye cancer referral center at The King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman. After years of building this center, Dr. Yousef has trained many eye cancer specialists for the surrounding [..] Read More…


World Cancer Day 2019

For nearly 20 years, the Union for International Cancer Control has brought the world together  in a unified front against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to “unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda” (worldcancerday.org). The Eye Cancer Foundation’s [..] Read More…


Patient Stories

"Very well treated by Dr. Finger. He explained everything I needed to know about my issue with detail and attention, putting me at ease and giving me confidence to handle this problem for the rest of my life.”
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