Ewing's Sarcoma

Common Name(s)

Ewing's Sarcoma, Ewing Sarcoma, Ewings Sarcoma

Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) bone tumor that affects children. It can occur any time during childhood and young adulthood, but usually develops during puberty, when bones are growing rapidly. The tumor may arise anywhere in the body, usually in the long bones of the arms and legs, the pelvis, or the chest. It may also develop in the skull or the flat bones of the trunk. There are few symptoms. The most common is pain and occasionally swelling at the site of the tumor. Fever may also be present. The tumor often spreads (metastasis) to the lungs and other bones. The cause of Ewing's sarcoma is unknown.
 

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Sarcoma Alliance

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Sarcoma Alliance

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Ewing's Sarcoma" returned 272 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ewing's sarcoma precursors are highly enriched in embryonic osteochondrogenic progenitors.
 

Author(s): Miwa Tanaka, Yukari Yamazaki, Yohei Kanno, Katsuhide Igarashi, Ken-ichi Aisaki, Jun Kanno, Takuro Nakamura

Journal: J. Clin. Invest.. 2014 Jul;124(7):3061-74.

 

Ewing's sarcoma is a highly malignant bone tumor found in children and adolescents, and the origin of this malignancy is not well understood. Here, we introduced a Ewing's sarcoma-associated genetic fusion of the genes encoding the RNA-binding protein EWS and the transcription factor ...

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2014

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Isolated skull base primary Ewing's sarcoma: an extremely rare location.
 

Author(s): Goutham Cugati, Manish Singh, Anil Pande, Nigel Peter Symss, Vasudevan M Chakravarthy, Ravi Ramamurthi

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;9(4):741-2.

 

A 16-year-old boy presented with history of headache and blurring of distant vision. He had UMN facial paresis and papilledema. Imaging revealed a heterogenous space occupying lesion in the middle cranial fossa base with mass effect and midline shift and non homogenous contrast enhancement ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2014

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Ewing's sarcoma arising from the adrenal gland in a young male: a case report.
 

Author(s): Muhammad Nauman Zahir, Tayyaba Zehra Ansari, Tariq Moatter, Wasim Memon, Shahid Pervez

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Ewing's sarcoma uncommonly arises from extraosseous soft tissue or parenchymal organs. Primary adrenal Ewing's Sarcoma, although very rare, is extremely aggressive and commonly fatal.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2013

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The terms "Ewing's Sarcoma" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intradural extramedullary Ewing's sarcoma. Recurrence with acute clinical presentation and literature review.
 

Author(s): Alberto Bazzocchi, Antonella Bacci, Elena Serchi, Angela Salerno, Eugenio Salizzoni, Marco Leonardi

Journal: Neuroradiol J. 2013 Aug;26(4):476-81.

 

The intradural extramedullary space is an extremely unusual site for the onset of Ewing's sarcoma. We describe a case of recurrence of intradural extramedullary Ewing's sarcoma and review the literature available on this topic.

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2013

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Primary Ewing's sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the urogenital tract in children.
 

Author(s): Hong-cheng Song, Ning Sun, Wei-ping Zhang, Cheng-ru Huang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2012 Mar;125(5):932-6.

 

Primary Ewing's sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (ES/PNET) of urogenital tract is a rare condition with non-specific clinical presentations, which can make it difficult to diagnose. In this study, we summarize the clinical presentation, pathological features, therapeutic strategies, ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2012

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Promiscuous partnerships in Ewing's sarcoma.
 

Author(s): Savita Sankar, Stephen L Lessnick

Journal: Cancer Genet. 2011 Jul;204(7):351-65.

 

Ewing's sarcoma is a highly aggressive bone and soft tissue tumor of children and young adults. At the molecular genetic level Ewing's sarcoma is characterized by a balanced reciprocal translocation, t(11;22)(q24;q12), which encodes an oncogenic fusion protein and transcription factor ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2011

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Non-Metastatic Extracranial Ewing Sarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET); Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Ewing Sarcoma of Bone; Extraosseous Ewing Sarcoma; Extraosseous Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Localized Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Kidney; Untreated Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor

 

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2014

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Whole-Body Radiation Therapy, Systemic Chemotherapy, and High-Dose Chemotherapy Followed By Stem Cell Rescue in Treating Patients With Poor-Risk Ewing Sarcoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET); Ewing Sarcoma of Bone; Extraosseous Ewing Sarcoma; Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Recurrent Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Untreated Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2014

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Therapeutic Trial for Patients With Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumor and Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor; Ewing Sarcoma of Bone or Soft Tissue; Localized Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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