Poorer Outcome in Adults With Localized Ewing Sarcoma Compared With Children

Alice Goodman
Published: Wednesday, Feb 01, 2012
The Mayo Brothers at the Rochester Mayo ClinicAdults with localized Ewing sarcoma have a much lower rate of 5-year survival than do children, according to a retrospective study of adult patients managed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, over a 30-year period. The study found that children have a 5-year survival rate of about 75%, while adults with localized disease have a 5-year survival rate of 54%. The study was presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
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