Recent advances in targeted therapy for Ewing sarcoma

  • Pishas K
  • Lessnick S
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Abstract

Ewing sarcoma is an aggressive, poorly differentiated neoplasm of solid bone that disproportionally afflicts the young. Despite intensive multi-modal therapy and valiant efforts, 70% of patients with relapsed and metastatic Ewing sarcoma will succumb to their disease. The persistent failure to improve overall survival for this subset of patients highlights the urgent need for rapid translation of novel therapeutic strategies. As Ewing sarcoma is associated with a paucity of mutations in readily targetable signal transduction pathways, targeting the key genetic aberration and master regulator of Ewing sarcoma, the EWS/ETS fusion, remains an important goal.

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Pishas, K. I., & Lessnick, S. L. (2016). Recent advances in targeted therapy for Ewing sarcoma. F1000Research, 5, 2077. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.8631.1

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