Overview

NCI Definition: A spectrum of malignant tumors arising from the bone and characterized morphologically by the presence of small round cells. Ewing sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor represent the ends of a spectrum, with Ewing sarcoma lacking evidence of neural differentiation and the markers that characterize the peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Ewing sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor may share cytogenetic abnormalities, proto-oncogene expression, cell culture and immunohistochemical abnormalities. Pain and the presence of a mass are the most common clinical symptoms. [1]

Significant Genes in Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of Bone

MYCN +

Disease Details

Synonyms
Ewing's Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of Bone
Parent(s)
Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
Children
Ewing Sarcoma of Bone and Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of Bone

References

1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.