Retinoblastoma


Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer (07-11-2011)

Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is that increasingly more children are surviving. These... Continue Reading

New Substances Added to List of Cancer-Causing Agents (06-21-2011)

In the most recent version of the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens, two new substances have been classified as “known human carcinogens” and six others have been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.” The... Continue Reading

Medical Costs Higher Among Survivors (06-21-2011)

Cancer survivors tend to pay substantially more in annual medical costs compared with people who have never had cancer. These findings were recently reported in Cancer. A significant number of adults in the United States are cancer survivors—approximately... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Cancer Care Costs Expected to Rise by at Least 27% Over Next Decade (01-18-2011)

As a result of the growth and aging of the US population, cancer care costs are expected to rise by 27% by the year 2020. This estimate does not include increases in the cost of cancer treatment itself, which would push expenditures even higher.  These... Continue Reading

Long-term Retinoblastoma Survivors at Greater Risk of Dying from Subsequent Cancers (05-11-2009)

Long-term retinoblastoma survivors are at a greater risk of dying from subsequent cancers and this elevated risk extends beyond 40 years, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.1 Retinoblastoma... Continue Reading

Retinoblastoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancers (03-8-2009)

Retinoblastoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancers A study that followed retinoblastoma survivors for up to 61 years reported a high risk of second cancers among survivors of hereditary retinoblastoma. These results were published in the Journal of... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma Delivered Directly into Eye May Save Eye (03-8-2009)

Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma Delivered Directly into Eye May Save Eye Chemotherapy delivered directly into the artery of the eye may save the eyeball in children with retinoblastoma. These results were recently published in an early online publication... Continue Reading

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