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Radiation therapy is often used in adult patients with extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy. However, how useful the radiation therapy is in terms of treatment remains unclear. This paper looked at does the addition of radiation therapy improve survival and decrease recurrence.

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In those patients with extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma treated with surgery and chemotherapy, the addition of radiation therapy did not improve survival nor decrease recurrence. This suggests radiation therapy may not be needed. The treatment that most improved survival and decreased recurrence was chemotherapy.

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This page is a summary of: Role of Radiation Therapy in Adult Extraskeletal Ewing’s Sarcoma Patients Treated with Chemotherapy and Surgery, Sarcoma, April 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2019/5413527.
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