Retinoblastoma Clinical Trials
Retinoblastoma is the carcinogenic growth on the retina, which is an important part of the eye. It is a rare type of tumor, which is mostly noticed among children in their first couple of years.
Retinoblastoma is the effect of excessive growth of cells which is caused by a gene mutation. This mutation of gene can run into the family or can develop of its own into the child. The prevalence of Retinoblastoma is high, when it runs into the family.
The symptoms of Retinoblastoma are white spotty pupil, crossed pupil, double vision, unaligned eyes, redness and pain in eye etc. The disease can affect one or both the eyes and in critical stage, it can spread to other parts of body, as well. The diagnosis of Retinoblastoma is performed through proper eye test by dilating the pupil. In addition to these, eye ultrasound, CT scan or MRI and bone marrow biopsy are also performed to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment of Retinoblastoma depends on the size and location of the cancerous growth. Laser surgery is used to remove the tumor, in case it is small. Radiotherapy is useful when the tumor is local and larger in size. In case, the cancer spreads to other parts, chemotherapy becomes more effective. In extreme cases, the eye might need to be removed.
71 interventions are being tested in Retinoblastoma clinical trials. These clinical trials are being conducted in 113 cities and are being performed by 147 different clinical trial investigators (doctors who conduct and supervise the clinical study). Of the 22 Retinoblastoma clinical trials (medical research studies), 2 clinical trials are in Phase I, 4 are in Phase II and 5 are in Phase III (read more about what the different phases of a clinical trial mean and how they differ).
Retinoblastoma clinical trials interventions
Sites/Medical Centers doing Retinoblastoma Clinical Trials
Clinical Trial Investigators for Retinoblastoma
List of Clinical Trials for Retinoblastoma
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial of retinoblastoma, you can find trials near you.