Who are we?
The Eye Tumor Research Foundation (ETRF) is a foundation devoted to research in eye cancers and eye tumors in an effort to win the struggle for life and sight. There are many types of cancer that can appear in all parts of the eye. Many are serious life-threatening conditions. Tumors can appear on the iris, cornea, conjunctiva, eyelid, orbit, and also inside the eye in structures such as the retina, ciliary body, choroid, and optic disc. There are various types of cancer that can disrupt these structures such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, lymphoma, nevus, hemangioma, retinoblastoma, astrocytoma, metastasis, etc.
It is ETRF's job to provide support for research in the investigation of eye tumors and cancers. This research is developed to improve methods of diagnosis and treatments. We work very closely with the Ocular Oncology Service of Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Together, our goal is to extend life and sight and improve patient care!