World disparities in risk definition and management of retinoblastoma: A report from the International Retinoblastoma Staging Working Group

Guillermo L. Chantada, François Doz, Manuela Orjuela, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Rita S. Sitorus, Tomas Kepak, Anna Furmanchuk, Mauricio Castellanos, Tarun Sharma, Patricia Chevez-Barrios, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo

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Abstract

Following from the publication of the International Retinoblastoma Staging System, an open internet discussion group was created at the www.cure4kids.org resource. The results of a survey distributed among participants are discussed. Although most patients with retinoblastoma were treated under prospective protocols, there was a wide variation in the definition of risk criteria and in the criteria for giving adjuvant chemotherapy following enucleation. Definition of high-risk histological features and the criteria for use of adjuvant therapy will be standardized in future studies. Internet meetings are a valuable mechanism for enabling participation from under-resourced countries in the development of cooperative studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Retinoblastoma
  • Staging
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology

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