Outcome of Ewing sarcoma in a multidisciplinary setting in Lebanon


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Abstract

Treatment of Ewing sarcoma (ES) necessitates coordinated multi-disciplinary care. We analyzed outcome for 39 patients treated at a single institution in Lebanon, a developing country with available multidisciplinary treatment modalities, where financial barriers to care are overcome by a fundraising system. Median follow-up was 58 months. Five-year overall and event-free survival were 76% and 58%, respectively, for localized disease, and 40% and 38%, respectively, for metastatic disease. We conclude that, in a country with emerging economy, by following international protocols and ensuring availability of needed resources, outcome of patients with ES is similar to that in developed countries. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014; 61:1472–1475. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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