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

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

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

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

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

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

Antidepressant use among survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer: Letter to the editor response
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Rebecca J. Deyell and Maria Lorenzi and John J. Spinelli and Mary L. McBride
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