THE TUMORI FOUNDATION
The Tumori Foundation is a non-profit, public foundation that is dedicated to improving our understanding and treatment of cancers of the eye and the surrounding area (eyelid, conjunctiva, and orbit), as well as conditions that mimic these neoplasms.
The Tumori Foundation supports and performs eye tumor research from studies in the laboratory on basic mechanisms of ocular cancer development and prevention. This then goes to clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of new experimental methods that will improve diagnosis and treatment of these ophthalmic oncologic conditions. Some of these studies and protocols are performed in our center as well as in collaboration with other researchers at other universities.
There is a small fund in Tumori to help support the care of uninsured or indigent patients who do not have the resources to pay for care themselves.