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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 Children's Hospital 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
Anthony B. Daniels
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4.7

Anthony B. DanielsBA, MSc, MD

    Adult Ocular Tumor, Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Melanoma, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ocular Tumor
Michael T. Froehler
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4.8

Michael T. FroehlerMD, PhD

    Aneurysm, Cerebral, Arteriovenous Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Elizabeth H. Vance
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4.8

Elizabeth H. VanceDNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

    Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Why Choose Retinoblastoma Care at Children’s Hospital

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Whole-child care

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

  • 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.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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

Locations (2)

2200 Children's Way, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 2500
Nashville, TN 37212
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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