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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…


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…


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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