In 2020, L'OCCITANE Manosque and the Foundation are supporting the Institut Curie in its project to combat retinoblastoma in children.
The project aims to create preclinical models of ocular tumors (retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma) on rats. Before moving on to clinical trials on humans, preclinical animal models are needed to test new treatments. The rat is a good model in ophthalmology research as its eyes are large enough to perform transplants of tumor cells from patients. The creation of two preclinical models of retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma will make it possible to test new treatments with the aim of maintaining the patient's eye as well as maximum visual acuity.