Diagnosis & Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s experts on the retinoblastoma team can diagnose and treat children with this disease. Whether you come to us as soon as retinoblastoma is suspected or after a relapse of retinoblastoma treated elsewhere, we tailor our innovative treatments for each patient, based on the characteristics of your child and of his or her disease.

Learn more about how we diagnose and treat retinoblastoma.

  • Diagnosis

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our ophthalmic oncologists have performed more than 12,000 examinations for retinoblastoma.

  • Risk Factors

    Ninety percent of all children who develop retinoblastoma are the first one in their family to have eye cancer. When retinoblastoma is passed from parent to child, the child usually develops retinoblastoma in both eyes.

  • Treatment

    We customize the treatment of retinoblastoma based on the age of a child, the involvement of one or both eyes, and whether or not the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.