Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Retinoblastoma (Pediatric)

What is retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina (the innermost layer of the eye, located at the back of the eye, that receives light and images necessary for vision). About 300 children will be diagnosed with retinoblastoma this year. It accounts for 3 percent of childhood cancers.