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About Who We Are

Eye Can Childhood Eye Cancer Foundation (Israel) is an israeli charity run under the auspices of the Department of Ophthaimology and the Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology at Hadassah Hospital Jerusalem.

Eye Can is an entirely non-profit organisation which raises funds and develops programs to:

  • enhance the genral awareness of childhood eye cancer.

  • provide support and assistance to individuals and families effected by the disease

  • enable further research into the causes and treatment of childhhod eye cancer an secondary cancers.

What is Childhood Eye Cancer?

Childhood eye cancer or Retinoblastoma is a cancer which develops in the cells of the retina (the light sensitive lining of the eye) in children. if diagnosed at an early stage Retinoblastoma can be treated and more often then not, cured. The disease is congenital which means that children who are affected by it generally have it at birth. Early identification is crucial to treatment as tumours often form near to the optical nerve and in such cases may pose a threat to life when tumor cells enter the blood stream.

The Hadassah Team

Hadassah has one of the leading teams in the world in the treatment and managment of Retinoblastoma. The team is lead by Professor Shachar Frenkel,  who is the head of the Department of Ophthalmology, he works together with works together with Dr Gal Goldstein who is the head of the Department of Paediatric Haematology and OncologyProfessor Jacov Pe'er who is recognised as one of the worlds leading practitoners in this field worldwide, together with Frenkel sits on the board of the charity and are involved in the decision making process for the deployment of funds raised.  

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