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Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma is a cancerous bone tumor that typically originates in the long bones of the arms and legs, the pelvis or the chest. While it is typically a bone tumor, Ewing sarcoma can develop in the soft tissue surrounding the bones as well. It is often diagnosed during puberty, when the bones of the body are rapidly growing. 

Latest Ewing Sarcoma grants

Patrick Grohar, MD/PhD, Principal Investigator
Van Andel Research Institute
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2017
Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD & Maximillian Diehn, MD/PhD (Stanford University), Principal Investigator
The Regents of the University of California San Francisco
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016
Elizabeth Lawlor, MD/PhD & Deneen Wellik, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Michigan
Innovation Grants, Awarded 2016

Latest Ewing Sarcoma blog posts

When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more
Malina was a typical toddler—playing, walking and exploring—but then she gradually stopped walking. After repeated doctor and ER visits, tests revealed the source of Malina’s immobility:

Ewing sarcoma. 

Malina had a tumor in her spine,... more