Sharing your story

Sharing your story

Have you, or someone you love, been affected by retinoblastoma (Rb)? Would you like to share your story to raise awareness of this rare cancer and help others going through the same thing? If so, we would really love to hear from you. Many people first hear about Rb...
Raising awareness

Raising awareness

One family a week is told that their child has retinoblastoma in the UK but most people have never heard of it. Sadly, this often leads to a delay in children being diagnosed. The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust is working hard to change that – and you can help. Raising...
CHECT launches ‘Uninvisible Friend’ campaign

CHECT launches ‘Uninvisible Friend’ campaign

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust has today launched a multichannel campaign – featuring characters Alice and her ‘Uninvisible Friend’ Dot – to raise awareness of retinoblastoma (Rb). The campaign aims to educate parents about the disease and its symptoms. Children with...
CHECT ambassadors team up with Vision Express

CHECT ambassadors team up with Vision Express

Children and teenagers across the UK have been raising vital awareness of retinoblastoma and helping Vision Express to launch its new network of stores. Since the beginning of May, 21 CHECT ambassadors have attended ribbon cutting ceremonies at stores following Vision...
Eliza’s story, part two

Eliza’s story, part two

Do you remember little Eliza Thomas? She was the face of our #InTheDark Retinoblastoma Awareness Week campaign back in 2016. Eliza was three years old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma after a routine eye test and she had her left eye removed to save her...
A step back in time

A step back in time

Recent investigations of hospital and other historical records by member Iain Riddell show how cases, treatment and discussion of retinoblastoma, then known as ‘glioma of the Retina’, can be traced back to Victorian times… “The earliest likely patient recorded as...
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