Gene Responsible for Eye Cancer Discovered

Uveal melanoma is the most common type of eye cancer.  A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine describes how researchers have identified a specific oncogene (a cell that can mutate and turn a normal cell into a cancer cell) that may be related to the development of this specific cancer.  This gene was present in more than 40% of the sample tumor tissue used in the study.

This, and other genetics level research, can help scientists better understand how specific cancers work so that better therapies and treatments can be devised.  About 1500 American are diagnosed with cancer of the eye each year.

Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/208453.php

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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is a holistic eye doctor and co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Grossman has been helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is dedicated to providing information to those with conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches with which to tackle difficult eye problems.