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Plant Compound As a Promising Eye Cancer Solution?

Miraculous medicinal herbs may no longer be considered alternative medicine. A natural plant derivative has recently shown promise as the basis of a lasting cure for malignant tumor growth, particularly in the progression of ocular melanoma. Ocular melanoma progresses when certain proteins in the cells of our body become locked in an active state, overwhelming [..] Read More…


Preserving Sight: Palladium-103 Radiation Therapy Saved This Patient’s Only Functioning Eye

October 2018–––In a recent publication in Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease, a noteworthy case report describes a patient with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in his only functioning eye who had his vision saved using a remarkable application of palladium-103 plaque radiation therapy.   Of all subtypes of conjunctival and corneal cancer, SCC [..] Read More…


Visionary Newsletter: Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 issue of The Visionary is now available! The Eye Cancer Foundation publishes The Visionary free-of-charge to keep you informed about the latest news, research, and global efforts focused on improving eye cancer treatment, diagnosis, and cure. In this edition, you will find articles about: Progress on the 20/20 Campaign, run by the [..] Read More…


New Treatment Alert!

Patients who have had treatment for a choroidal melanoma with radiation plaque brachytherapy will sometimes go on to develop retinal problems secondary to the radiation exposure which was needed to sterilize their tumor. This is called radiation retinopathy. These retinal problems can manifest as an increased thickness of the retina and/or intraretinal and subretinal fluid [..] Read More…


The iWand Effectively Simplifies Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: a not-so-familiar term for many, but a common condition nonetheless. Take note of the macula in the anatomy of the eye to your right — the macula is a small, sensitive area near the center of the retina along the back of the eye, responsible for allowing us to see objects that [..] Read More…


NGO in India Promotes World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common eye cancer in children, affecting approximately 8,000 of them each year. In developed countries like the United States, the survival rate reaches beyond an astounding 96%, with early diagnosis and treatment being key to saving a patient’s life and sight. However, this incidence rate is higher in developing countries, [..] Read More…


Understanding Your Data Privacy

Whether scrolling through the latest Twitter trends or clearing out your inbox, if you’ve browsed the internet within this past week, the chances are that you have received an influx of emails regarding privacy policy updates from some of your most-frequented websites. You may be wondering: what do all of these updates mean, and should [..] Read More…


The NYECC Results Page: Introducing the Latest Eye Cancer Directory

In our previous blog, we unveiled Dr. Finger’s Results page, the first public database of its kind to report a doctor’s treatment outcomes. With the power of the world-wide-web at our fingertips, it is now easier than ever to browse for healthcare options. Search engines, with the simple press of a button, are able to [..] Read More…


Ocular Melanoma Mystery: Rare Eye Cancer Found in 36 Auburn University Graduates

  With 87,110 diagnoses estimated to be made in 2018 for U.S. Americans, skin cancer, particularly a melanoma, is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States. Ocular melanomas, however, remain uncommonly diagnosed, affecting just six in every one million people a year. Given the extreme rarity of ocular melanomas, doctors and researchers were [..] Read More…


Trailblazing Eye Cancer Studies Presented at AAO 2017

  As you may have heard in our previous blog, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2017 Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana was attended by noteworthy fellowship alumni from the Eye Cancer Foundation, as well as founder and executive director of the ECF, Dr. Paul T. Finger. Held from November 11th to 14th, AAO took [..] Read More…


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