Ewing sarcoma is a cancer of bone or its surrounding soft tissue that primarily affects children and young adults. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation indicates that a long non-coding RNA named Ewing sarcoma-associated transcript 1 contributes to the complex network of changes that occur in Ewing Sarcoma.
Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.