Retinoblastoma: New treatment in MSKCC

parents tips about childhood cancer

There is a new treatment developed in Japan (available also in MSKCC in New York) which includes a direct chemo injection into the eyeball. This procedure, which is complicated to execute in little babies, improves the effect on the cancer cells while decrease the Intra-arterial chemotherapy’s side effects.

RetinoBlastoma

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Childhood Cancer Name: Retino-Blastoma
Childhood Cancer Localisation: Eye
Childhood Cancer Noticeable Symptoms: lazy eye , white reflection from the eye in flash photos
Childhood Cancer Diagnostic method: Dialated eye exam
Childhood Cancer Treatment: Chemotherapy (systemic & intra-arterial), Surgery

Retinoblastoma in a nutshell

This is the most common eye cancer in children.

Cancer advice from parents of children with cancer;

  1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is considered to be a world leader in research for this disease. Here is a link to an interactive presentation on Retinoblastoma.
  2. There is a new treatment developed in Japan (available also in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York) which includes a direct chemo injection into the eyeball. This procedure, which is complicated to execute in little babies, improves the effect on the cancer cells while decrease the intra-arterial chemotherapy’s side effects.

External links

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) – Retino