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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…


New ECF Graduates Bring Their Skills to Egypt and India

Saving the Underserved in Egypt and India… We at The Eye Cancer Foundation are pleased to celebrate the graduation of our two most recent recent fellows: Dr. Puneet Jain from India and Dr. Moanes Morkos from Egypt. In traditional ECF manner, both fellows return to their country with goals to care for eye cancer patients, [..] Read More…


Free at Last!

New Radiation Instructions for Eye Plaque Patients 2018 Based on published guidelines from United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), The New York Eye Cancer Center and its affiliate New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai have agreed that patients undergoing low energy (iodine-125 or palladium-103) eye plaque radiation therapy for intraocular melanoma are [..] 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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