Raul C. Ribeiro, MD
Raul C. Ribeiro, MD

Raul C. Ribeiro, MD

Member, St. Jude Faculty




MD – University of Paraná School of Medicine, Curitiba, Brazil
MS – University of Paraná School of Medicine, Curitiba, Brazil

Research Interests

  • Pediatric leukemia
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology in developing countries

Selected Publications

Ney-Garcia DR, Vieira TP, Liehr T, Bhatt S, de Souza MT, de Figueiredo AF, Ribeiro RC, Silva ML. A case of childhood T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a complex t(9;9) and homozygous deletion of CDKN2A gene associated with a Philadelphia-positive minor subclone. Blood Cells Mol Dis Feb;50(2):131-3, 2013.

Ribeiro RC. Impact of the Mexican government's system of social protection for health, or Seguro Popular, on pediatric oncology outcomes. Pediatr Blood Cancer Feb;60(2):171-2, 2013.

Giulino-Roth L, Wang K, Macdonald TY, Mathew S, Tam Y, Cronin MT, Palmer G, Lucena-Silva N, Pedrosa F, Pedrosa M, Teruya-Feldstein J, Bhagat G, Alobeid B, Leoncini L, Bellan C, Rogena E, Pinkney KA, Rubin MA, Ribeiro RC, Yelensky R, Tam W, Stephens PJ, Cesarman E. Targeted genomic sequencing of pediatric Burkitt lymphoma identifies recurrent alterations in antiapoptotic and chromatin-remodeling genes. Blood Dec 20;120(26):5181-4, 2012.

Rego EM, Kim HT, Ruiz-Argüelles GJ, Undurraga MS, Uriarte MD, Jacomo RH, Gutiérrez-Aguirre H, Melo RA, Bittencourt R, Pasquini R, Pagnano K, Fagundes EM, Chauffaille MD, Chiattone CS, Martinez L, Meillón LA, Gómez-Almaguer D, Kwaan HC, Garcés-Eisele J, Gallagher R, Niemeyer CM, Schrier SL, Tallman M, Grimwade D, Ganser A, Berliner N, Ribeiro RC, Lo-Coco F, Löwenberg B, Sanz MA. Improving acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) outcome in developing countries through networking, results of the International Consortium on APL. Blood Jan 14, 2013. Epub ahead of print.

Holmfeldt L, Wei L, Diaz-Flores E, Walsh M, Zhang J, Ding L, Payne-Turner D, Churchman M, Andersson A, Chen SC, McCastlain K, Becksfort J, Ma J, Wu G, Patel SN, Heatley SL, Phillips LA, Song G, Easton J, Parker M, Chen X, Rusch M, Boggs K, Vadodaria B, Hedlund E, Drenberg C, Baker S, Pei D, Cheng C, Huether R, Lu C, Fulton RS, Fulton LL, Tabib Y, Dooling DJ, Ochoa K, Minden M, Lewis ID, To LB, Marlton P, Roberts AW, Raca G, Stock W, Neale G, Drexler HG, Dickins RA, Ellison DW, Shurtleff SA, Pui CH, Ribeiro RC, Devidas M, Carroll AJ, Heerema NA, Wood B, Borowitz MJ, Gastier-Foster JM, Raimondi SC, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Downing JR, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Mullighan CG. The genomic landscape of hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nat GenetJan 20, 2013. doi: 10.1038/ng.2532. Epub ahead of print.

Buaboonnam J, Cao X, Pauley JL, Pui CH, Ribeiro RC, Rubnitz JE, Inaba H. Sequential administration of methotrexate and asparaginase in relapsed or refractory pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer Jan 17, 2013. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24470. Epub ahead of print.

Matos RR, Mkrtchyan H, Amaral BA, Liehr T, de Souza MT, Ney-Garcia DR, Santos N, Marques-Salles TJ, Ribeiro RC, Figueiredo AF, Silva ML. An Unusual Cytogenetic Rearrangement Originating from Two Different Abnormalities in Chromosome 6 in a Child with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.Acta Haematol Jan 29;130(1):23-26, 2013. Epub ahead of print.

Van Kirk Villalobos A, Quintana Y, Ribeiro RC. Cure4Kids for Kids: School-Based Cancer Education Outreach. Stud Health Technol Inform 172:111-9, 2012.

Quintana Y, Van Kirk Villalobos A, Li Z, Kumar Srivastava D, Ribeiro RC. Cure4Kids for Kids: Preliminary Results on Evaluating Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Retention. Stud Health Technol Inform 172:120-8, 2012.

Ribeiro RC. Improving survival of children with cancer worldwide: the St. Jude International Outreach Program approach. Stud Health Technol Inform 172:9-13, 2012.

Ney-Garcia DR, Liehr T, Bhatt S, de Souza MT, Capela de Matos RR, Binato R, Jordy FC, Abdelhay E, Ribeiro RC, Silva MLM. Molecular cytogenetics studies reveal unexpected chromosomal inversion as variant of t(12;21)(p13;q22) in child with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Leuk Lymphoma 53:342-344, 2012.

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 26:265-270, 2012.

AlFaar AS, Kamal S, AbouElnaga S, Greene WL, Quintana Y, Ribeiro RC, Qaddoumi IA. International telepharmacy education: another venue to improve cancer care in the developing world. Telemed J E Health 18:470-474, 2012.

Santiago TC, Jenkins JJ, Pedrosa F, Billups C, Quintana Y, Ribeiro RC, Qaddoumi I. Improving the histopathologic diagnosis of pediatric malignancies in a low-resource setting by combining focused training and telepathology strategies. Pediatr Blood Cancer 59:221-225, 2012.

Inaba H, Surprise HC, Pounds S, Cao X, Howard SC, Ringwald-Smith K, Buaboonnam J, Dahl G, Bowman WP, Taub JW, Campana D, Pui CH, Ribeiro RC, Rubnitz JE. Effect of body mass index on the outcome of children with acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer May 30, 2012. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27640. Epub ahead of print.

Rubnitz JE, Pounds S, Cao X, Jenkins L, Dahl G, Bowman WP, Taub JW, Pui CH, Ribeiro RC, Campana D, Inaba H. Treatment outcome in older patients with childhood acute myeloid leukemia.Cancer Jun 6, 2012. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27659. Epub ahead of print.

Inaba H, Coustan-Smith E, Cao X, Pounds SB, Shurtleff SA, Wang KY, Raimondi SC, Onciu M, Jacobsen J, Ribeiro RC, Dahl GV, Bowman WP, Taub JW, Degar B, Leung W, Downing JR, Pui CH, Rubnitz JE, Campana D. Comparative analysis of different approaches to measure treatment response in acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol Sep 10, 2012. Epub ahead of print.

Lins MM, Amorim M, Vilela P, Viana M, Ribeiro RC, Pedrosa A, Lucena-Silva N, Howard SC, Pedrosa F. Delayed Diagnosis of Leukemia and Association With Morbid-Mortality in Children in Pernambuco, Brazil. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol Aug 29, 2012. Epub ahead of print.

Pui CH, Pei D, Pappo AS, Howard SC, Cheng C, Sandlund JT, Furman WL, Ribeiro RC, Spunt SL, Rubnitz JE, Jeha S, Hudson MM, Kun LE, Merchant TE, Kocak M, Broniscer A, Metzger ML, Downing JR, Leung W, Evans WE, Gajjar A. Treatment Outcomes in Black and White Children With Cancer: Results From the SEER Database and St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 1992 Through 2007. J Clin Oncol 30:2005-2012, 2012.

Rego EM, Kim HT, Ruiz-Argüelles GJ, Uriarte Mdel R, Jacomo RH, Gutiérrez-Aguirre H, Melo RA, Bittencourt R, Pasquini R, Pagnano K, Fagundes EM, Chauffaille Mde L, Chiattone C, Martinez L, Meillón LA, Gómez-Almaguer D, Kwaan H, Garcés-Eisele J, Gallagher R, Niemeyer CM, Lowenberg B, Ribeiro R, Lococo F, Sanz MA. The impact of medical education and networking on the outcome of leukemia treatment in developing countries. The experience of International Consortium on Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (IC-APL). Hematology Apr;17(suppl 1):36-8, 2012.

Leung W, Pui CH, Coustan-Smith E, Yang J, Pei D, Gan K, Srinivasan A, Hartford C, Triplett BM, Dallas M, Pillai A, Shook D, Rubnitz JE, Sandlund JT, Jeha S, Inaba H, Ribeiro RC, Handgretinger R, Laver JH, Campana D. Detectable minimal residual disease before hematopoietic cell transplantation is prognostic but does not preclude cure for children with very-high-risk leukemia.Blood Apr 19, 2012. Epub ahead of print.

Cardinalli IA, de Oliveira-Filho AG, Mastellaro MJ, Ribeiro RC, Aguiar SS. A unique case of synchronous functional adrenocortical adenoma and myelolipoma within the ectopic adrenal cortex in a child with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Pathol Res Pract Mar 15;208(3):189-94, 2012.

Kühn MW, Radtke I, Bullinger L, Goorha S, Cheng J, Edelmann J, Gohlke J, Su X, Paschka P, Pounds S, Krauter J, Ganser A, Quessar A, Ribeiro R, Gaidzik VI, Shurtleff S, Krönke J, Holzmann K, Ma J, Schlenk RF, Rubnitz JE, Döhner K, Döhner H, Downing JR. High-resolution genomic profiling of adult and pediatric core-binding factor acute myeloid leukemia reveals new recurrent genomic alterations. Blood Mar 8;119(10):e67-75, 2012.

de Figueiredo AF, Vieira TP, Liehr T, Bhatt S, de Souza MT, Binato R, Marques-Salles Tde J, Carboni E, Ribeiro RC, Silva ML, Abdelhay E. A rare cryptic and complex rearrangement leading to MLL-MLLT10 gene fusion masked by del(10)(p12) in a child with acute monoblastic leukemia (AML-M5). Leuk Res Apr;36(4):e74-7, 2012. 

Ney-Garcia DR, Liehr T, Bhatt S, de Souza MT, de Matos RR, Pimenta G, Pulcheri W, Ribeiro RC, Abdelhay E, Silva ML. Childhood B-cell progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting a three-way t(11;12;21)(q14;p13;q22) with a RUNX1 gene signal on chromosome 11. Int J Hematol Jan;95(1):112-4, 2012.

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 Jan;156(2):275-9, 2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2011.08847.x.

Stefan DC, Shalongo S, Ribeiro R. Twinning in paediatric oncology: an African experience. S Afr Med J Dec 14;102(1):28-9, 2011.

Denburg AE, Joffe S, Gupta S, Howard SC, Ribeiro RC, Antillon FA, Vasquez R, Sung L Pediatric oncology research in low income countries: Ethical concepts and challenges. Pediatr Blood Cancer Apr;58(4):492-7, 2012. doi: 10.1002/pbc.23419.

Baskin JL, Reiss U, Wilimas JA, Metzger ML, Ribeiro RC, Pui CH, Howard SC. Thrombolytic therapy for central venous catheter occlusion. Haematologica May;97(5):641-50, 2012.

Gupta S, Bonilla M, Valverde P, Fu L, 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 48:1363-1369, 2012.

Last update: February 2013

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