Dr. Paul Finger of the New York Eye Cancer Center is honored to be the sole author of all eye cancer sections in the latest edition of the Manual of Clinical Oncology. Published last September, the Manual is an essential reference text for clinicians treating and caring for oncology patients anywhere on the globe.
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC) publishes the Manual. Composed of 130 affiliate agencies, the UICC is the largest cancer organization in the world. It works to unite the global cancer community, integrating cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
The UICC Manual is designed as a tool for both physicians-in-training and practicing oncologists in every country. It seeks to provide a broad overview of the latest in oncology diagnosis and treatments, while remaining relevant for doctors practicing in less-than-ideal conditions. It does this by recommending procedures for those lacking expensive or advanced tools and resources.
Dr. Finger covers eye cancer care in Chapter 54 of the Manual: “Ocular Malignancies: Choroidal Melanoma, Retinoblastoma, Ocular Adnexal Lymphoma and Eyelid Cancer”.
As the UICC writes, the Manual is “edited by world-renowned practising oncologists and written by key opinion leaders.” Dr. Finger is recognized by his colleagues for pioneering imaging and surgical techniques that are now widely adopted as standard practice for ocular oncologists, including palladium-103 plaque therapy, Finger-tip cryotherapy, the Finger Iridectomy Technique, and slotted plaques for choroidal melanoma.
The previous year, Dr. Finger authored of the choroidal melanoma section in DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology: 10th Edition. This is the most commonly used medical oncology textbook.