Treatment Options for Retinoblastoma
If the cancer is small and in the eye only, treatment is usually local therapy (enucleation, plaque radiotherapy, cryotherapy, or thermotherapy). If the cancer is large and in the eye only, treatment is usually chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy.
If the cancer comes back outside of the eye, treatment will depend on many things and may be within a clinical trial of chemotherapy combined with high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue with radiation therapy.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent retinoblastoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.