Many clinical and basic science projects on retinoblastoma are being performed by Dr. Abramson and his collaborators at the Ophthalmic Oncology Center. The following are just some of the current projects.

Current research projects at the Ophthalmic Oncology Center:

Clinical research:

  • Role of the TTT laser in the treatment of retinoblastoma
  • Use of systemic chemotherapy in the treatment of intraocular retinoblastoma
  • Brachytherapy for retinoblastoma
  • Radioimmunotherapy for leptomeningeal disease
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis for retinoblastoma
  • Systemic chemotherapy for metastatic retinoblastoma (COG)
  • Development of second nonocular cancers in retinoblastoma survivors

Basic science research:

  • Gene-environment interactions in sporadic retinoblastoma
  • Cell-cycle proteins in the human retina