Ewing sarcoma family of tumors: Causes, diagnosis and treatment

Francesco Martines, Rocco Bruno, Francesco Galletti, Francesco Freni, Pietro Abita, Federico Sireci, Bruno Galletti, Francesco Dispenza

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The Ewing's sarcoma Family of Tumors (EFT) includes classic Ewing's Sarcoma (ES) of bone, Extraskeletal Ewing's Sarcoma (EES) and malignant peripheral primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (pNET) of bone and soft tissue. ES is an aggressive tumor with a high incidence of local recurrence and distant metastasis. The skeletal form is more common and typically occurs in the long bones of the extremities. The extra skeletal form occurs in the soft tissues of the lower extremities, paravertebral tissues, chest wall, retroperitoneum and rarely in the head and neck region in about 1-4% of cases. Involvement of the head and neck is usually identified in the nasal or oral cavities, sinuses or soft tissues of the neck.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHorizons in Cancer Research. Volume 72
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Martines, F., Bruno, R., Galletti, F., Freni, F., Abita, P., Sireci, F., Galletti, B., & Dispenza, F. (2019). Ewing sarcoma family of tumors: Causes, diagnosis and treatment. In Horizons in Cancer Research. Volume 72 (pp. 1-18)