Ewing's Sarcoma

Shorter Chemotherapy Intervals Effective in Ewing Sarcoma (November 1, 2012)

In patients with localized Ewing sarcoma, chemotherapy administered every two weeks is more effective than chemotherapy administered every three weeks, with no increase in toxicity, according to the results... Continue Reading

Regorafenib May Expand GIST Treatment Options (June 13, 2012)

Among patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that worsen in spite of standard treatment, the investigational drug regorafenib delays cancer progression. These results—from a Phase III clinical... Continue Reading

Children with Ewing’s Sarcoma or Astrocytoma Most Likely to Experience Late Recurrence (February 19, 2010)

Late recurrence of childhood cancers appears to occur most often in Ewing’s sarcoma and astrocytoma, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. As... Continue Reading

Ewing’s Sarcoma Overview (April 25, 2009)

Overview of the Ewing’s Sarcoma Family of Tumors The Ewing’s family of tumors includes Ewing’s sarcoma of bone, non-bone Ewing’s sarcoma, peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) and... Continue Reading

The Role of Radiation Therapy for Ewing’s Sarcoma (April 30, 2007)

Overview Radiation therapy (also known as radiotherapy) uses high-energy rays to damage or kill cancer cells by preventing them from growing and dividing. Similar to surgery, radiation therapy is a local... Continue Reading

The Role of Surgery for Ewing’s Sarcoma (April 24, 2007)

Overview Ewing’s sarcoma is a relatively rare cancer and is best treated in specialized medical centers.  These centers will have a multidisciplinary team of specialists with experience treating the... Continue Reading

Recurrent Ewing’s Sarcoma (March 7, 2007)

Overview Ewing’s sarcoma that has not responded to treatment or has returned after an initial response to treatment is considered recurrent. The most common site for recurrence is the lungs.  A long... Continue Reading

Metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma (March 7, 2007)

Overview Ewing’s sarcoma that has spread from the initially affected bone to one or more sites in the body, distant from the site of origin, is called metastatic. The most common site to which Ewing’s... Continue Reading

Localized Ewing’s Sarcoma (March 7, 2007)

Overview Localized Ewing’s sarcoma affects only the bone in which it developed and the tissues next to the bone, such as muscle and tendon. There is no detectable spread of the cancer to other areas... Continue Reading

Ewing’s Sarcoma Screening and Prevention (March 2, 2007)

Information about the prevention of cancer and the science of screening appropriate individuals at high risk of developing cancer is gaining interest. Physicians and individuals alike recognize that the... Continue Reading

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