The results of a pilot study using adjuvant chemotherapy and sequential half-body irradiation (HBI) for nonmetastatic Ewing's sarcoma are presented. Seventeen patients received Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, and Adriamycin (8 cycles), followed by sequential radiation treatment of the upper (500 cGy) and lower (600 cGy) half body. Survival at 3 years was 49%. These results are contrasted with those for 18 concurrently treated patients who received standard adjuvant therapy. Overall 5-year survival and relapse-free survival for these 35 consecutive patients was 61 and 53%. The pilot protocol was given on an out-patient basis with limited and acceptable acute toxicology. Further study is necessary to determine the value of the pilot protocol.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
- Ewing's sarcoma
- Sequential half-body irradiation (HBI)
- Total body irradiation (TBI)