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Retinoblastoma Program

Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the eye that affects children from birth through age five. It is usually highly curable. Our goal at Monroe Carell is to provide the best option for your child to achieve health with preservation of vision and minimal effects of treatment. Our team of experts develops an individualized plan for each child to meet this goal.

Meet Your Care Team

Debra L. Friedman

Debra L. FriedmanMD, MS

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, General Hematology and Oncology, Leukemia and Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Solid Organ Malignancies
Michael T. Froehler

Michael T. FroehlerMD, PhD

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Arteriovenous Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Kate E. Luck

Kate E. LuckMSN, CPNP

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Elizabeth H. Vance

Elizabeth H. VanceDNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

    Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Why Choose Retinoblastoma Care at Children’s Hospital

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    Exclusive care

    We are the only program in Tennessee that offers all therapies possible for retinoblastoma, including surgery, local eye therapies, systemic chemotherapy, intra-arterial chemotherapy or chemotherapy delivered to the tumor in the eye.

  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    We offer a personalized approach to your child’s care through the collaboration of experts from oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, surgery, genetics and neurosurgery.

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    Whole-child care

    We support your child throughout their treatment with nursing, child life, social work, psychology and nutrition services.

  • medical research, flask, Innovative techniques
    Innovative research

    In collaboration with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, we have a robust research program in retinoblastoma where we are studying the biology and genetics of the tumor and new therapies to treat the disease.

Carly-Faith's Retinoblastoma Story

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


2200 Children's Way, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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