About Retinoblastoma

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About retinoblastoma Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a type of eye cancer that affects young children, mainly under the age of six. It develops in the cells of the retina, the light sensitive lining of the eye. Around 40-50 cases are diagnosed in the UK every year – approximately one child a week.

A message from our Patron, Jeremy Hunt

The Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust is grateful to Jeremy Hunt MP for his support as Patron. Victoria knew Jeremy as a friend and would have welcomed his efforts to raise awareness of the need for more ocular oncologists in the world.

An update from Dr. Vijitha Vempuluru

Dr. Vijitha Vempuluru, winner of the first Victoria Cohen Scholarship, now works at the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India.
Here she provides an update on her work in ocular oncology since completing her fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA.

Ocular Oncology Events Calendar 2024

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The Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust has created a useful calendar of relevant events which we hope will help you to plan your year and your diary.

COVER Excellence Awards 2023

COVER Awards 2023

The Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust was delighted to be selected as the charity partner for the COVER Excellence Awards 2023 held in London on 3rd November.

Fellowship Opportunities

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We support aspiring ocular oncologists with the cost of their fellowship by awarding the Victoria Cohen Scholarship on an annual basis. The scholarship is currently worth $30,000, or equivalent.

“Couldn’t have done it without them”

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Dr. Vijitha Vempuluru, winner of the Victoria Cohen Scholarship 2022, will shortly return to Hyderabad, India, after completing her fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA. Here she provides a review of her year learning from and working with Dr. Carol Shields: