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Thank you to all retinoblastoma specialists, researchers, parents and survivors who joined us at the 4th One Rb World meeting this October.

Find out more about how our community is working together to help build a bright future for all affected by childhood eye cancer across America and around the world, and what happened when we gathered in Washington D.C.

Welcome to World Eye Cancer Hope

Retinoblastoma is an aggressive eye cancer affecting babies and young children.  It kills over 7,000 youngsters each year, and blinds many more.

The most common early sign of childhood eye cancer is a white glow in the pupil of the affected eye.  The cancer is easy to diagnose and when found early, treatment is very effective.

Suffering and death is highest in developing countries, where most affected children live and timely access to specialist cancer care is limited.  In developed countries, survival is above 96%, but most children experience moderate to severe vision loss or complete blindness.  Globally, children, families and survivors experience significant emotional trauma.

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Daisy & Rati

In Your Country

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WE C Hope for all children with eye cancer, their families and survivors.

Increasing access to specialist care will bring the promise of life and sight to every child, and improved life-long health to survivors. This is our mission. We:

  • Educate the public and medical community about retinoblastoma to achieve early diagnosis and rapid referral to specialist care
  • Empower medical teams to deliver sustainable high quality evidence-based care for affected children and adult survivors.
  • Enable family support programs that reduce practical and emotional burdens and improve access to essential care

WE C Hope Blog

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Friendships Through Retinoblastoma

A diagnosis of childhood cancer can leave parents feeling adrift and utterly alone. The friends who walk with them through their child’s medical care are often cherished lifelong, and from a central thread in their own healing. Megan Santos reflects on the many friendships formed before, during and after her daughter’s treatment for retinoblastoma.
Two young girls, one Caucasian, one African, recline together on a blue sofa, smiling.

Challenging the Global Retinoblastoma Burden on World Population Day

July 11, World Population Day, focuses attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. Helen Dimaras Ph.D considers the effect of our expanding global population on the expected numbers of children who will develop eye cancer each year, and the provision of effective care to meet their needs.

Photographers

A baby has one red pupil and one white pupul - the classic early sign of eye cancer in children.

Know the Glow!

Learn about the most common early sign of childhood eye cancer – a white reflection in the pupil, seen in dim light and flash photos when red-eye reduction is not used. Find out how to take photos to check for signs of serious eye disease in children.

Parents & Survivors

Find Hope

We offer the Retinoblastoma Resource to supplement information provided by your medical team, answer questions and concerns about all aspects of life with Rb, increase understanding and share hope.

About WE C Hope

Meet Daisy and Rati, and learn how the gift of hope from one to the other created light from the darkness cancer brought to their lives.

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Rb Resource

Extensive information about childhood eye cancer, from diagnosis and care to coping with treatment and the lifelong effects of this cancer.

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Our Programs

WE C Hope for all children through awareness, medical care, family support and research to improve evidence based care.

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Give Hope

There are so many ways you can help us bring hope of cure and better quality of life to children with eye cancer, families and survivors.

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