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2017 Eye Cancer Working Day Announcement and Schedule

International Society in Ocular Oncology and The Eye Cancer Foundation will sponsor the Second Eye Cancer Working Day on the first day of the ISOO meeting, Friday, March 24, at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, at the Cookle Bay Room 1. The Working Day provides an opportunity for eye cancer specialists from around [..] Read More…


Applying Chemotherapy Eye Drops Is Easier than It Sounds (Video)

When people hear the word chemotherapy, they generally think of intravenous medication injections to treat the whole body.  Of course, there are also chemotherapy drugs that can be administered orally in pill or liquid form. But there is another option available for treating eye cancer. In 1993, Dr. Paul Finger and coworkers first reported on [..] Read More…


What to Expect During Ophthalmic Plaque Radiation Therapy (Video)

Undergoing eye cancer treatment can be a scary prospect. At The New York Eye Cancer Center, we are committed to giving patients resources to make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. One way to do that is providing as much information as possible before treatment even begins. The following video shows one couple’s [..] Read More…


Study Indicates Link Between Pesticide Use During Pregnancy and Retinoblastoma

A study that will be published in the April 2017 American Journal of Ophthalmology suggests parental pesticide exposure before or during pregnancy may play a role in the development of retinoblastoma. Researchers found using products to kill insects during pregnancy, and up to 1 month before, led to a 2.8-fold higher risk of nonhereditary, unilateral [..] Read More…


A New Way to Support the Work of The Eye Cancer Foundation

There’s a new way to support the work of The Eye Cancer Foundation. The ECF has partnered with Pledgeling, a platform that facilitates giving to nonprofits. Visitors to pledgeling.com/home can search for specific non-profit organizations or general categories they want to support. For instance, searching for “eye cancer” will bring up The Eye Cancer Foundation. [..] Read More…


Comprehensive Metastatic Screening Crucial for Ocular Melanoma Patients

Comprehensive metastatic screening in patients diagnosed with choroidal melanoma is extremely important. Patients at the New York Eye Cancer Center have access to all screening technology commercially available. For example, PET/CT screening  was first investigated at NYECC. It is the only method that surveys the entire body for metastatic spread. In addition to an initial [..] Read More…


The Eye Cancer Foundation Celebrates World Cancer Day

Saturday Feb. 4 marks World Cancer Day. The theme of this year’s event is “We Can. I can.” Cancer affects people in different ways, but everybody – together and as individuals – can take action to reduce the global burden of cancer. The ‘We can. I can.’ campaign reinforces positive and action-oriented messaging about cancer. [..] Read More…


Knowing the Signs of Eye Cancer

Early diagnosis is one of the keys to successful treatment of eye cancer. The New York Eye Cancer Center has some of the most advanced diagnostic tools and techniques available. These include high frequency and hi-resolution ultrasound imaging for tumors on, in, and behind the eye. We use high definition digital photography, and OCT imaging. [..] Read More…


Get to Know Dr. Finger (Video)

A new video offers a personal glimpse into the work of New York Eye Center Director Dr. Paul Finger. Dr. Finger is an internationally recognized eye cancer specialist. He has spent 35 years in ophthalmic oncology, dedicating himself to learning, improving and inventing new methods for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in and around [..] Read More…


Eye Cancer Foundation Fellow Publishes Study on Chemotherapy Side Effect

A paper co-authored by Dr. Bikramjit P. Pal highlights a study conducted under the guidance of Dr. Tero Kivelä while supported by a fellowship grant provided by The Eye Cancer Foundation. Dr. Pal worked under Dr. Kivelä at the Helsinki University Eye Hospital during a six-month fellowship from October 2015 through March 2016. During the [..] Read More…


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