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Eight go mad in Essex

Eight go mad in Essex

CHECT has just held its first teenage weekend away – giving young people affected by retinoblastoma the chance to share their experiences with one another and tackle some of the challenges they may be facing. Here teenage members Tor Moore and Lexie Edwards share...

Eye cancer societies join hands across Europe

Last week the world’s foremost eye surgeons and cancer specialists gathered in Paris. Top of the agenda at the International Society for Ocular Oncology meeting was progress in treatment for retinoblastoma (Rb), the most common eye cancer of childhood. Fifty...

Retinoblastoma research: changing the future

Ever since the charity’s earliest days, funding research into Rb has been a key part of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust’s work. Though CHECT is a small charity it provides a substantial proportion of global funding for research on Rb. Back in 1997, CHECT, then known as...

First to receive new type of eye cancer treatment

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust is currently funding research projects which hope to improve outcomes and develop new targeted treatments for retinoblastoma. Here Lucy Deakin shares her experience when her daughter Eliza became one of the first children in the UK to...

Zachary Sinclair – My Story

Zachary’s story told by Dad Stuart and Mum Hayley. Diagnosis “On the 18th September 2013 we received the devastating news that our ten month old son Zachary had a tumour in his left eye which is known as Retinoblastoma. We had never heard of this before and as...