Retinoblastoma

Common Name(s)

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma (RB) is a rare type of eye cancer in the retina that typically develops before the age of 5. It usually affects only one eye, but 1/3 of children with RB develop cancer in both eyes. The first sign is typically a visible whiteness in the pupil called "cat's eye reflex" or leukocoria, which is particularly noticeable in photographs taken with a flash. Other signs and symptoms include strabismus; persistent eye pain, redness or irritation; and blindness or poor vision in the affected eye(s). Retinoblastoma is caused by mutations in the RB1 gene. In about 60% of people with retinoblastoma, mutations are not inherited and occur only in retinal cells. In the other 40% of individuals, mutations are inherited from a parent in an autosomal dominant pattern and can be found in all body cells. Retinoblastoma that is caused by an inherited mutation is called hereditary retinoblastoma. Hereditary retinoblastoma usually occurs at a younger age than retinoblastoma that is not inherited (15 months vs. 24 months). Retinoblastoma that occurs in only one eye is usually not inherited. Retinoblastoma that occurs in both eyes is thought to be inherited.
 

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Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is dedicated to providing support to families affected by Retinoblastoma (Rb), funding research and raising awareness.

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Retinoblastoma" for support, advocacy or research.

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is dedicated to providing support to families affected by Retinoblastoma (Rb), funding research and raising awareness.

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Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Retinoblastoma" returned 1478 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A preliminary study of retinoblastoma-related serum tumor markers].
 

Author(s): Zhi-Ping Liu, Ke-Ying Zhou, Li-Li Chen, Zhi-Hui Xiao, Yan-Zhao Chen

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Mar;19(3):318-321.

 

To screen out retinoblastoma (RB)-related serum tumor markers by measuring the levels of serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP), carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125), carbohydrate antigen 153 (CA153), carbohydrate antigen 199 (CA199), ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2017

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Extra-ocular retinoblastoma: about 12 cases followed at the Mohamed VI university hospital of Marrakech.
 

Author(s): Soltani Leila, Hajji Ibtissam, Essafi Hafsa, Moutaouakil Abdeljalil

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Retinoblastoma is the most frequent childhood intraocular tumor. The aim of our study is to evaluate the clinical features and management of extra-ocular retinoblastoma in the Mohamed VI university hospital of Marrakech. Retrospective case series, the patient's records were reviewed ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Outcomes of Cataract Surgery Following Treatment for Retinoblastoma.
 

Author(s): Hyeong Min Kim, Byung Joo Lee, Jeong Hun Kim, Young Suk Yu

Journal: Korean J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;31(1):52-57.

 

To evaluate the long-term visual outcomes and complications of cataract surgery in eyes previously treated for retinoblastoma.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2017

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The terms "Retinoblastoma" returned 78 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recent advances and challenges in the management of retinoblastoma.
 

Author(s): Bhavna Chawla, Rashmi Singh

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb;65(2):133-139.

 

The treatment of retinoblastoma (Rb) has improved significantly in recent times. Worldwide, there is an increasing trend to use conservative treatment modalities that aim to preserve the globe as well as vision with minimum morbidity. Recently, the use of targeted delivery of chemotherapy ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2017

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Update on Ophthalmic Oncology 2014: Retinoblastoma and Uveal Melanoma.
 

Author(s): Jasmine H Francis, Ariana M Levin, David H Abramson

Journal: Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). ;5(5):368-82.

 

The aim of this study was to review peer-reviewed articles on ophthalmic oncology (specifically retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma) published from January to December 2014.

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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Adult onset retinoblastoma.
 

Author(s): Sabyasachi Sengupta, Utsab Pan, Vikas Khetan

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul;64(7):485-91.

 

Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common primary malignant intraocular tumor of childhood presenting usually before 5 years of age. RB in adults older than 20 years is extremely rare. A literature search using PubMed/PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Intra-arterial Chemotherapy for Children With Retinoblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Retinoblastoma

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2016

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Protocol for the Study and Treatment of Participants With Intraocular Retinoblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Retinoblastoma

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017

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Quality of Life in Children Cured of Retinoblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Retinoblastoma

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2016

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