How Pictures Of Infant Boy’s Eyes Helped Diagnose Cancer

Bryan Shaw never expected to write a research paper about a rare eye cancer.

He’s a chemist who works on how metals and proteins interact. But life has a funny way of interrupting the best-laid plans, and now Shaw may be on to a powerful new way to detect retinoblastoma in newborns. Such early detection could mean children with the disease would have a better chance of keeping their eyes and staying alive.