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India sees 1,500 new cases of pediatric retinoblastoma every year

Dharmesh was only two months old when his mother Ratna noticed a spot of light on his eyeball.Read More

Polish olympian puts silver medal for auction to save a child with retinoblastoma

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has put up for sale the silver medal he won at the Rio Olympics to help raise funds Read More

Lack of experts and keen eye makes retina cancer deadly

Eye cancer specialists blame acute dearth of trained ophthalmologists to conduct screening for cancer and ocular oncology specialization centres in the country for late detection of eye cancer, along with lack of awareness among people. Read More

Parents in the dark on retinoblastoma risk

Two thirds of young children have never had their eyes checked, new figures released by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) have revealed.
A survey of more than 1,000 parents with children aged from birth to six found that just 28% had taken them to an optician, GP or other health professional for an eye check
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Somerton and Yeovil eye cancer survivors open new opticians

A nine-year-old eye cancer survivor from Somerton has been described as "an inspiration to us all".

Corbin Pike was a special guest along with 21-year-old Poppy Quinton from Yeovil at the opening of a new Vision Express store in Taunton. Read More

5-year-old helps raise money for retinoblastoma with 'Savannah's Lemonade Stand'

She is just five years old, but a little girl from Sauquoit is making a huge difference in people's lives - thanks in part to some lemons!

A lemonade stand is set up today outside the Jewish Community Center in South Utica. It's called Savannah's Lemonade Stand. Read More

Don't let 'Shwaas' happen to your child: Eye docs

Summary: In a recent three-day conference in the city, ophthalmologists discussed this rare eye cancer, which reportedly affects nearly 2000 children in India every year. "Out of 2000 retinoblastoma patients, only 60% reach the right doctor in time. Unfortunately, eye examination has never been part of a routine check-up for paediatric age group," he said. In many cases, children die as the cancer spreads to other parts of the body including the brain," he said. Read More

Eye cancer among children

The number of children with eye cancer medically called retinoblastoma is on the rise in Pakistan. According to the Child Aid Association(CAA), most of the children are suffering from eye cancer in Sindh and Balochistan. In Pakistan around 90% children have been diagnosed as the retinoblastoma patients Read More

Dr. Alfred G. Knudson, the ‘Mendel of Cancer Genetics,’ Dies at 93

Dr. Alfred G. Knudson, who deduced how certain cancers strike a family generation after generation, died on Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 93. His death was announced by the Fox Chase Cancer Center, where Dr. Knudson worked for 40 years. Read More

Retinoblastoma Mortality Up With Eye-Preserving Radiotherapy

Short-term survival of heritable retinoblastoma is high, but long-term mortality remains a challenge, according to a study published online July 5 in the Journal of Clinical OncologyRead More