Dr. Deyell is a pediatric oncologist/hematologist and clinician investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Research Institute. She is a co-leader of the BC Pediatric Precision OncoGenomics study (PedsPOG) and of the Clinical Node for the national PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE (PROFYLE) program. She leads the Developmental Therapeutics program in pediatric oncology/hematology in BC, and participates in the national C17 DVL network.


ABVD chemotherapy with reduced radiation therapy rates in children, adolescents and young adults with all stages of Hodgkin lymphoma.
Marr KC and Connors JM and Savage KJ and Goddard KJ and Deyell RJ
DOI: 10.1093/annonc/mdx005
PubMed: 28327925

ETV6-NTRK3 Is Expressed in a Subset of ALK-Negative Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors.
Alassiri AH and Ali RH and Shen Y and Lum A and Strahlendorf C and Deyell R and Rassekh R and Sorensen PH and Laskin J and Marra M and Yip S and Lee CH and Ng TL
DOI: 10.1097/pas.0000000000000677
PubMed: 27259007

Dexmedetomidine and hydromorphone: a novel pain management strategy for the oncology ward setting during anti-GD2 immunotherapy for high-risk neuroblastoma in children.
Görges M and West N and Deyell R and Winton P and Cheung W and Lauder G
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25197
PubMed: 25263424

Neuroblastoma in older children, adolescents and young adults: a report from the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group project.
Mossé YP and Deyell RJ and Berthold F and Nagakawara A and Ambros PF and Monclair T and Cohn SL and Pearson AD and London WB and Matthay KK
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24777
PubMed: 24038992

Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria phenotype cells and leucocyte subset telomere length in childhood acquired aplastic anaemia.
British Journal of Haematology
DOI: 10.1111/bjh.12656
PubMed: 24236830

Antidepressant use among survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer: a report of the Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivor (CAYACS) Research Program.
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24446
PubMed: 23281214

Advances in the understanding of constitutional and somatic genomic alterations in neuroblastoma.
Cancer Genetics
DOI: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2011.03.001
PubMed: 21504710

Immunosuppressive therapy without hematopoietic growth factor exposure in pediatric acquired aplastic anemia.
Deyell RJ and Shereck EB and Milner RA and Schultz KR
DOI: 10.3109/08880018.2011.568043
PubMed: 21707222

Nivolumab in the Treatment of Refractory Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Alexandra E. Foran and Helen R. Nadel and Anna F. Lee and Kerry J. Savage and Rebecca J. Deyell
DOI: 10.1097/mph.0000000000000703

Optimization of liposomal topotecan for use in treating neuroblastoma
Cancer Medicine
Lina Chernov and Rebecca J. Deyell and Malathi Anantha and Nancy Dos Santos and Roger Gilabert-Oriol and Marcel B. Bally
DOI: 10.1002/cam4.1083

Diagnostic and treatment intervals are not associated with survival in rhabdomyosarcoma: A Cancer in Young People in Canada study
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Sapna Oberoi and Pascal Lambert and Abha A. Gupta and Rebecca J. Deyell and Lillian Sung and Geoffrey D. E. Cuvelier
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.29306

Residual meta-iodobenzyl guanidine (MIBG) positivity following therapy for metastatic neuroblastoma: Patient characteristics, imaging, and outcome
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Nida Usmani and Rebecca J. Deyell and Carol Portwine and Margarida Simao Rafael and Paul C. Moorehead and Amer Shammas and Reza Vali and Mateo Farfan and Thuvaraha Vanniyasingam and Daniel A. Morgenstern and Meredith S. Irwin
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.29289

Catecholamines in neuroblastoma: Driver of hypertension, or solely a marker of disease?
Cancer Reports
Matthew Harding and Rebecca J. Deyell and Tom Blydt-Hansen
DOI: 10.1002/cnr2.1569

Crizotinib response in a neuroblastoma patient with a constitutional mosaic anaplastic lymphoma kinase I1170N-activating mutation
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Melissa Harvey and Meredith S. Irwin and Linlea Armstrong and Kim Seath and Sean Young and Sharon Gershony and Rebecca J. Deyell
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.28916

Parent Perspectives on Information-seeking, Trustworthiness, and Decision-making in High-risk Neuroblastoma.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
Brown K and Benjaminy S and Illes J and Deyell RJ
DOI: 10.1097/mph.0000000000002022
PubMed: 33273412

Evaluating the quantity, quality and size distribution of cell-free DNA by multiplex droplet digital PCR.
Scientific reports
Alcaide M and Cheung M and Hillman J and Rassekh SR and Deyell RJ and Batist G and Karsan A and Wyatt AW and Johnson N and Scott DW and Morin RD
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-69432-x
PubMed: 32724107

Establishing a Framework for the Clinical Translation of Germline Findings in Precision Oncology.
JNCI cancer spectrum
Dixon K and Young S and Shen Y and Thibodeau ML and Fok A and Pleasance E and Zhao E and Jones M and Aubert G and Armstrong L and Virani A and Regier D and Gelmon K and Renouf D and Chia S and Schrader KA
DOI: 10.1093/jncics/pkaa045
PubMed: 33134827

Ifosfamide, gemcitabine, and vinorelbine is an effective salvage regimen with excellent stem cell mobilization in relapsed or refractory pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Kristin Marr and Rebecca Ronsley and Helen Nadel and Kate Douglas and Sharon Gershony and Caron Strahlendorf and Jeffrey H. Davis and Rebecca J. Deyell
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.28167

The Utility of PET/CT in Guiding Radiotherapy Reduction for Children with Hodgkin Lymphoma Treated with ABVD
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Ingley, K.M. and Nadel, H.R. and Potts, J.E. and Wilson, D.C. and Eftekhari, A. and Deyell, R.J.
DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001534

Phase I dose-finding study for melatonin in pediatric oncology patients with relapsed solid tumors
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Donna L. Johnston and Susan Zupanec and Darcy Nicksy and Daniel Morgenstern and Aru Narendran and Rebecca J. Deyell and Yvan Samson and Bing Wu and Sylvain Baruchel
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.27676

ALK-Positive Lung Adenocarcinoma Arising in an Adolescent Treated for Relapsed Neuroblastoma.
Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Alwelaie Y and Deyell RJ and Nadel HR and Tucker T and Laskin J and Rassekh SR and Zhou C and English JC and Lee AF
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtho.2019.02.010
PubMed: 31122568

The Utility of PET/CT in Guiding Radiotherapy Reduction for Children With Hodgkin Lymphoma Treated With ABVD.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
Ingley KM and Nadel HR and Potts JE and Wilson DC and Eftekhari A and Deyell RJ
DOI: 10.1097/mph.0000000000001534
PubMed: 31259825

Pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant patients with healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection were already colonized on admission
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Ghada N. Al-Rawahi and Abeer Al-Najjar and Rachel McDonald and Rebecca J. Deyell and George R. Golding and Rollin Brant and Peter Tilley and Eva Thomas and Shahrad R. Rassekh and Aisling O'Gorman and Peggy Wong and Lucy Turnham and Simon Dobson
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.27604

Phase I study of vinblastine and temsirolimus in pediatric patients with recurrent or refractory solid tumors: Canadian Cancer Trials Group Study IND.218
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Rebecca J. Deyell and Bing Wu and S. Rod Rassekh and Dongsheng Tu and Yvan Samson and Adam Fleming and Eric Bouffet and Xiaoqun Sun and Jean Powers and Lesley Seymour and Sylvain Baruchel and Daniel A. Morgenstern
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.27540

Comparative Tumor RNA Sequencing Analysis for Difficult-to-Treat Pediatric and Young Adult Patients With Cancer
JAMA network open
Vaske, O.M. and Bjork, I. and Salama, S.R. and Beale, H. and Tayi Shah, A. and Sanders, L. and Pfeil, J. and Lam, D.L. and Learned, K. and Durbin, A. and Kephart, E.T. and Currie, R. and Newton, Y. and Swatloski, T. and McColl, D. and Vivian, J. and Zhu, J. and Lee, A.G. and Leung, S.G. and Spillinger, A. and Liu, H.-Y. and Liang, W.S. and Byron, S.A. and Berens, M.E. and Resnick, A.C. and Lacayo, N. and Spunt, S.L. and Rangaswami, A. and Huynh, V. and Torno, L. and Plant, A. and Kirov, I. and Zabokrtsky, K.B. and Rassekh, S.R. and Deyell, R.J. and Laskin, J. and Marra, M.A. and Sender, L.S. and Mueller, S. and Sweet-Cordero, E.A. and Goldstein, T.C. and Haussler, D.
DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13968

Therapeutic implication of genomic landscape of adult metastatic sarcoma
JCO Precision Oncology
Feng, X. and Pleasance, E. and Zhao, E.Y. and Ng, T. and Grewal, J.K. and Mohammad, N. and Taylor, S.K. and Simmons, C. and Srikanthan, A. and Rod Rassekh, S. and Deyell, R. and Rauw, J. and Knowling, M. and Khoo, K. and Lee, U. and Noonan, K. and Hart, J. and Petter Tonseth, R. and Shen, Y. and Titmuss, E. and Jones, M. and Bonakdar, M. and Reisle, C. and Taylor, G.A. and Chan, S. and Mungall, K. and Chuah, E. and Zhao, Y. and Mungall, A. and Moore, R. and Lim, H. and Renouf, D.J. and Gelmon, K. and Yip, S. and Jones, S.J.M. and Marra, M. and Laskin, J.
DOI: 10.1200/PO.18.00325

Tumor Variant Identification That Accounts for the Unique Molecular Landscape of Pediatric Malignancies.
JNCI cancer spectrum
Lorentzian A and Biegel JA and Ostrow DG and Rolf N and Liu CC and Rassekh SR and Deyell RJ and Triche T and Schultz KR and Rozmus J and Reid GSD and Lim CJ and Lange PF and Maxwell CA
DOI: 10.1093/jncics/pky079
PubMed: 30976750

Comparative RNA-Sequencing Analysis Benefits a Pediatric Patient With Relapsed Cancer.
JCO precision oncology
Newton Y and Rassekh SR and Deyell RJ and Shen Y and Jones MR and Dunham C and Yip S and Leelakumari S and Zhu J and McColl D and Swatloski T and Salama SR and Ng T and Hendson G and Lee AF and Morozova O
DOI: 10.1200/po.17.00198
PubMed: 31372595

Application of genomics to identify therapeutic targets in recurrent pediatric papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Cold Spring Harbor molecular case studies
DOI: 10.1101/mcs.a002568
PubMed: 29610391

Comparative RNA-Sequencing Analysis Benefits a Pediatric Patient With Relapsed Cancer.
JCO precision oncology
Newton Y and Rassekh SR and Deyell RJ and Shen Y and Jones MR and Dunham C and Yip S and Leelakumari S and Zhu J and McColl D and Swatloski T and Salama SR and Ng T and Hendson G and Lee AF and Morozova O

Developing liposomal nanomedicines for treatment of patients with neuroblastoma
Lipid Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting
Gilabert-Oriol, R. and Chernov, L. and Deyell, R.J. and Bally, M.B.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813687-4.00009-8

Comparative RNA-sequencing analysis benefits a pediatric patient with relapsed cancer
JCO Precision Oncology
Newton, Y. and Rassekh, S.R. and Deyell, R.J. and Shen, Y. and Jones, M.R. and Dunham, C. and Yip, S. and Leelakumari, S. and Zhu, J. and McColl, D. and Swatloski, T. and Salama, S.R. and Ng, T. and Hendson, G. and Lee, A.F. and Ma, Y. and Moore, R. and Mungall, A.J. and Haussler, D. and Stuart, J.M. and Jantzen, C. and Laskin, J. and Jones, S.J.M. and Marra, M.A. and Morozova, O.
DOI: 10.1200/PO.17.00198

Targeted error-suppressed quantification of circulating tumor DNA using semi-degenerate barcoded adapters and biotinylated baits.
Scientific reports
Alcaide M and Yu S and Davidson J and Albuquerque M and Bushell K and Fornika D and Arthur S and Grande BM and McNamara S and Tertre MCD and Batist G and Huntsman DG and Cavallone L and Morin RD
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10269-2
PubMed: 28874686

Nivolumab in the Treatment of Refractory Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Foran, A.E. and Nadel, H.R. and Lee, A.F. and Savage, K.J. and Deyell, R.J.
DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000703

ETV6-NTRK3 is Expressed in a Subset of ALK-Negative Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Alassiri, A.H. and Ali, R.H. and Shen, Y. and Lum, A. and Strahlendorf, C. and Deyell, R. and Rassekh, R. and Sorensen, P.H. and Laskin, J. and Marra, M. and Yip, S. and Lee, C.-H. and Ng, T.L.
DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000677

Lessons learned from the application of whole-genome analysis to the treatment of patients with advanced cancers.
Laskin J and Jones S and Aparicio S and Chia S and Ch'ng C and Deyell R and Eirew P and Fok A and Gelmon K and Ho C and Huntsman D and Jones M and Kasaian K and Karsan A and Leelakumari S and Li Y and Lim H and Ma Y and Mar C and Martin M
DOI: 10.1101/mcs.a000570
PubMed: 27148575

Molecular oncology of neuroblastoma
Molecular Oncology
DOI: 10.1017/cbo9781139046947.060

Molecular oncology of neuroblastoma
Molecular Oncology: Causes of Cancer and Targets for Treatment
Batra, V. and Deyell, R.J. and Maris, J.M.
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139046947.060

Antidepressant use among survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer: Letter to the editor response
Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Deyell, R.J. and Lorenzi, M. and Spinelli, J.J. and Mcbride, M.L.
DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24885

Costs and consequences of immunosuppressive therapy in children with aplastic anemia.
Shereck EB and Deyell RJ and Kurre P
DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2011.044917
PubMed: 21632841

Low oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry may be associated with a low oxygen affinity hemoglobin variant, hemoglobin Titusville.
Deyell R and Jackson S and Spier S and Le D and Poon MC
DOI: 10.1097/01.mph.0000200685.33291.0a
PubMed: 16462584


Clinician Investigator Program, University of British Columbia, 2009-2011

Honours & Awards

John Snow Prize, Epidemiologic methods, University of British Columbia, November 2010

Laura MacRae Subspecialty Resident Award, BC Children’s Hospital, 2010

Research Group Members

Sharon Hou