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Surgical Ophthalmic Oncology: A Collaborative Open Access Reference is Published!

Surgical Ophthalmic Oncology: A Collaborative Open Access Reference has been published by Springer Nature and is  available for download for free here!  Five years ago, The First Eye Cancer Working Day was hosted by The Curie Institute in Paris, France. This was where the idea for the textbook was born, then called a  “Collaborative Open [..] Read More…


Dr. Finger’s Interview with The American Society of Retina Specialists

Watch Dr. Finger’s video here and read along to the transcript provided below! Barton Blackorby: You are the founding member of The New York Eye Cancer Foundation. Could you give some tips on how others can get involved in things like that and how you manage such a busy practice?  Paul T. Finger: Back in [..] Read More…


Pakistan’s First Trained Ocular Oncologist

Pakistan is another country claimed by the Eye Cancer Foundation! Recently, Dr. Saima Amin graduated from her training sponsored by the Eye Cancer Foundation in Amman, Jordan at the King Hussain Cancer Center under the training of Dr. Yacoub Yousef. Of the hospital she worked, she notes that unfortunately in order to save their lives, [..] Read More…


Associate Specialist Opening at the NYECC

Join Dr. Finger and his team at the New York Eye Cancer Center (NYECC)! Currently, there is an opening for a fellowship trained associate specialist to join Dr. Finger in the practice of Ocular Tumor, Orbital Disease, and Ophthalmic Radiation Therapy. The ideal candidate should be able to treat patients with ocular tumors of the [..] Read More…


Eye Cancer Cluster in Raleigh, North Carolina

A recent article was just published in an online magazine called “Southerly” about a possible correlation between cancer incidence in Huntersville, North Carolina and industrial pollution. This relationship was scrutinized upon learning that several high school kids in a school by Lake Norman were diagnosed with ocular cancer. This prompted the residents to look for [..] Read More…


Annual Ophthalmic Oncology Lectureship

At the 41st Annual Tulane Eye Alumni Day at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, Dr. Finger lectured about how and why his important innovations came to life. In the lecture, he discusses his early work on plaque microwave hyperthermia and TRT for intraocular tumors, pd-103 plaque radiation therapy, the slotted plaque, the amniotic [..] Read More…


“Best” Ophthalmologists in New York 2019

New York Magazine recently compiled their annual list of “Best Doctors,” and our very own Dr. Paul Finger is a “Best Doctor” for the 12th time. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information company, creates this list yearly by using an online database of more than 53,000 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® [..] Read More…


Surgical Ophthalmic Oncology: A Collaborative Open Access Surgical Textbook

In 2014, the First Eye Cancer Working Day was hosted by The Curie Institute in Paris, France. There, we decided to develop a Collaborative Open Access Surgical Textbook (COAST) aimed at offering guidance and international outreach for ophthalmologists in countries without eye cancer specialists. The resultant 5-year effort was spearheaded by Drs. Sonal Chaugule, Santosh [..] Read More…


International Multicenter Cooperative Study Supported by The Eye Cancer Foundation

  The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual compiles all currently available knowledge on cancer staging at various anatomic sites. In 2016, they released the 8th edition, conjunctival melanoma staging system which features 12 new staging systems, a wide range of new staging definitions, and an emphasis on the personalized-medicine approach. This [..] Read More…


Eye Cancer Care in Ethiopia

The Eye Cancer Foundation’s “2020 Campaign” claims another country, Ethiopia! We supported intensive training of a local ophthalmologist on advancements in retinoblastoma research, treatment, and diagnosis. Our most recent ECF grant recipient, Dr. Abu Amare, an ophthalmologist in Ethiopia, just completed a  6-month retinoblastoma fellowship at the Rasoole-E-Akram Hospital of The Iranian University of Medical [..] Read More…


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