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Ewing Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®)

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Changes to This Summary (01/28/2015)

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General Information

Added text to state that the median time from first symptom to diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma is often long, with a median interval reported from 2 to 5 months. Longer times are associated with older age and pelvic primary sites; this has not been associated with metastasis, surgical outcome, or survival (cited Brasme et al. as reference 17).

Added text to state that the Children's Oncology Group performed a prospective analysis of TP53 mutations and/or CDKN2A deletions in patients with Ewing sarcoma; no correlation was found with event-free survival (cited Lerman et al. as reference 38).

Ewing Sarcoma: Metastatic Tumors

Revised text to state that a similar trend for better outcome with irradiation of all sites of metastatic disease was seen in three retrospective analyses of smaller groups of patients receiving radiation therapy to all tumor sites (cited Casey et al. as reference 11).

Added text about the AEWS1221 (NCT02306161) clinical trial as a treatment option under clinical evaluation.

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Pediatric Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  • Updated: January 28, 2015