Ewing's sarcoma. Radiotherapy versus surgery for local control

M. E. Horowitz, J. R. Neff, L. E. Kun

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Significant strides in the treatment of Ewing's sarcoma, the second most common bone tumor of childhood, have resulted in cure for approximately 50% of patients. Successful therapy requires systemic chemotherapy for the eradication of microscopic or overt metastatic disease and surgery or irradiation therapy for control of the primary lesion. The article debates the controversy over the extent to which surgical resection should play a role in the local management of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-380
Number of pages16
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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