Scott Howard

Scott C. Howard, MD, MS

Member, St. Jude Faculty
Director, Outcome Evaluation and Morocco Programs, International Outreach Program
Professor, University of Tennessee College of Medicine




Leukemia / Lymphoma

Contact Information

Scott Howard, MD, MS
Leukemia / Lymphoma
MS 721, Room C6009
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678


MS - UT Memphis College of Health Sciences (2001)
MD - University of Alabama, Huntsville (Chemistry) (1994)
BS - University of Alabama, Huntsville (Chemistry) (1990)

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Bhakta N, Martiniuk AL, Gupta S, Howard SC. The cost-effectiveness of treating paediatric cancer in low-income and middle-income countries: a case-study approach using acute lymphocytic leukaemia in Brazil and Burkitt lymphoma in Malawi. Arch Dis Child 98(2):155-60, 2013. PMID: 23201550.

Baskin JL, Lezcano E, Kim BS, Figueredo D, Lassaletta A, Perez-Martinez A, Madero L, Caniza MA, Howard SC, Samudio A, Finlay JL. Management of children with brain tumors in Paraguay. Neuro Oncol 15(2):235-41, 2013. PMID: 23197688

Quintana Y, Patel AN, Arreloa M, Antillon FG, Ribeiro RC, Howard SC. POND4Kids: A global web-based database for pediatric hematology and oncology outcome evaluation and collaboration. Stud Health Technol Inform 183:251-6, 2013. PMID: 23388293

Magrath I, Steliarova-Foucher E, Epelman S, Ribeiro RC, Harif M, Li C-K, Kebudi R, Macfarlane SD, Howard SC. Paediatric cancer in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet Oncol Mar; 14(3):e104-116, 2013. PMID: 23434340.

Sullivan R, Kowalczyck JR, Agarwal B, Ladenstein R, Barr RD, Steliarova-Foucher E, Magrath I, Howard SC, Kruger M, Valsecchi MG, Biondi A, Grundy P, Smith MA, Adamson P, Vassal G, Pritchard-Jones K. New policies to address the global burden of childhood cancers. Lancet Oncol Mar;14(3):e125-135, 2013. PMID: 23434339.

Marjerrison S, Antillon F, Fu L, Martinez R, Vasquez R, Bonilla M, Howard SC, Sung L. Outcome of children treated for relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Central America. Cancer Mar 15; 119(6):1277-83, 2013. PMID: 23165914

Day SW, McKeon LM, Garcia J, Wilimas JA, Carty RM, de Alarcon P, Antillon F, Howard SC. Use of joint commission international standards to evaluate and improve pediatric oncology nursing care in Guatemala. Pediatr Blood Cancer May;60(5):810-815, 2013. PMID:23015363

Israels T, Renner L, Hendricks M, Hesseling P, Howard S, Molyneux E. SIOP PODC: Recommendations for supportive care of children with cancer in a low-income setting. Pediatr Blood Cancer Jun;60(6):899-904, 2013. PMID: 23441092

Rubnitz JE, Campbell P, Zhou Y, Sandlund JT, Jeha S, Ribeiro RC, Bhojwani D, Relling MV, Howard SC, Campana D, Pui C-H. Prognostic impact of absolute lymphocyte counts at the end of remission induction in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer 119(11):2061-6, 2013. PMID: 23456849

Gavidia R, Fuentes SL, Vasquez R, Bonilla M, Ethier MC, Diorio C, Caniza M, Howard SC, Sung L. Low socioeconomic status is associated with prolonged times to assessment and treatment, sepsis and infectious death in pediatric fever in El Salvador. PLoS One 7(8):e43639, 2012. PMID: 22928008

Hessissen L, Khtar R, Madani A, El Kababri M, Kili A, Harif M, Khattab M, Sahraoui S, Benjaafar N, Ahid S, Howard SC, Benchekroun S. Improving the prognosis of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma in developing countries: A Moroccan Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(9):1464-9, 2013. PMID: 23606223

Pauley JL, Panetta JC, Crews KR, Pei D, Cheng C, McCormick J, Howard SC, Sandlund JT, Jeha S, Ribeiro RC, Rubnitz J, Pui C-H, Evans WE, Relling MV. Between-course targeting of methotrexate exposure using pharmacokinetically-guided dosage adjustments. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 72(2):369-78, 2013. PMID: 23760811

Gupta S, Bonilla M, Valverde P, Fu LG, Howard SC, Ribeiro RC, Sung L. Treatment-related mortality in children with acute myeloid leukaemia in Central America: incidence, timing and predictors. Eur J Cancer 48(9):1363-9, 2012.

Denburg AE, Joffe S, Gupta S, Howard SC, Ribeiro RC, Antillon FA, Vasquez R, Sung LL. Pediatric oncology research in low income countries: ethical concepts and challenges. Pediatr Blood Cancer (58)4:492-7, 2012.

Carr S, Allison KJ, Van De Velde LA, Zhang K, English EY, Iverson A, Daw NC, Howard SC, Navid F, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Yang J, Adderson EE, McCullers JA, Flynn PM. Safety and immunogenicity of live attenuated and inactivated influenza vaccines in children with cancer. J Inf Dis 204(10):1475-1482, 2011.

Bhojwani D, Pei D, Sandlund JT, Jeha S, Ribeiro RC, Rubnitz JE, Raimondi SC, Shurtleff S, Onciu M, Cheng C, Coustan-Smith E, Bowman WP, Howard SC, Metzger ML, Inaba H, Leung W, Evans WE, Campana D, Relling MV, Pui CH. ETV6-RUNX1-positive childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: improved outcome with contemporary therapy. Leukemia August 26, 2011.

Inaba H, Bhojwani D, Pauley JL, Pei D, Cheng C, Metzger ML, Howard SC, Rubnitz JE, Sandlund JT, Ribeiro RC, Leung W, Campana D, Pui CH, Jeha S. Combination chemotherapy with clofarabine, cyclophosphamide, and etoposide in children with refractory or relapsed haematological malignancies. Br J Haematol August 25, 2011.

Howard SC, Jones DP, Pui CH. The tumor lysis syndrome - reply to letter. N Engl J Med365(6):573-574, 2011.

Howard SC, Jones DP, Pui CH. The tumor lysis syndrome. N Engl J Med 364(19):1844-1854, 2011.

Brennan RC, Helton KJ, Pei D, Cheng C, Inaba H, Metzger ML, Howard SC, Rubnitz JE, Ribeiro RC, Sandlund JT, Jeha S, Pui CH, Bhojwani D. Spinal epidural lipomatosis in children with hematologic malignancies. Ann Hematol90(9):1067-1074, 2011.

Sandlund JT, Pui CH, Mahmoud H, Zhou Y, Lowe E, Kaste S, Kun LE, Krasin MJ, Onciu M, Behm FG, Ribeiro RC, Razzouk BI, Howard SC, Metzger ML, Hale GA, Rencher R, Graham K, Hudson MM. Efficacy of high-dose methotrexate, ifosfamide, etoposide and dexamethasone salvage therapy for recurrent or refractory childhood malignant lymphoma. Ann Oncol 22(2):468-471, 2011.

Gupta S, Antillon FA, Bonilla M, Fu L, Howard SC, Ribeiro RC, Sung LL. Treatment-related mortality in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Central America. Cancer 117(20):4788-4795, 2011.

Quintana Y, Patel AN, Naidu PE, Howard SC, Antillon FA, Ribeiro RC. POND4Kids: a web-based pediatric cancer database for hospital-based cancer registration and clinical collaboration. Stud Health Technol Inform 164:227-231, 2011.


Complete list of publications

Last update: October 2013