Alvaro Pereira-Rico, MD

Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Urologic oncology, including bladder, kidney, penile, prostate, testicular and ureteral cancers
Research Interests
  • Uro-oncology, including prostate, renal and bladder cancers
  • Spanish
  • MD, Universidad Comlutense d Madrid School of Medicine, Madrid, Spain
  • Fellowship, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Women's Health, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center/John Cochran VA Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO
Board Certification
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • American Academy of Clinical Oncology
Awards and Honors
  • Best Doctors in America®, Medical Oncology and Hematology, 2015-2016, 2017-2018


Selected Publications

Wuthrick, E, Curran, W, Werner-Wasik, M, Lin, A, Axelrod, R, Pereira-Rico, A, Murphy, H, Machtay, Dicker, A. A Phase I Trial Combining The Anti-angiogenic Agent Sunitinib And Radiation Therapy For Patients With Primary And Metastatic CNS Malignancies. 2008 ASCO Proceedings, Abstract; poster presentation.

Wuthrick, E, Curran, W, Werner-Wasik, M, Lin, A, Glass, J, Evans, J, Andrews, D, Axelrod, R, Pereira-Rico, A, Murphy, H, Machtay, Dicker, A A Phase I Trial of Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiation Therapy with Sunitinib in Recurrent High Grade Glioma. 2008 ASTRO Proceedings; poster presentation.

Pereira-Rico, A. Do Negative Sentinel Lymph Nodes Identify a Good Risk Population Among Patients with Thick (>3 mm) Primary Cutaneous Melanomas? Published and not presented. 2002 ASCO Proceedings, Abstract #2781.

Pereira-Rico, A. Bilateral Renal Cell Carcinoma of Tuberous Sclerosis Associated with Von Willebrand Disease: First Case Report. Published and not presented. 2001 ASCO Proceedings, Abstract #2411.

Pereira-Rico, A. Synovial Sarcoma of the Bladder Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Published and not presented. 2001 American Society of Clinical Oncology Proceedings, Abstract #2910.

Pereira-Rico, A. The Use of Loratidine in the Prevention of G-CSF Induced Bone Pain. Poster presentation and published. 2001 Delaware Valley Oncology Fellows Award.

Pereira, A. ASHAP +/- ABMT: an effective strategy for relapsing and refractory Hodgkin´s Disease. 1995 American Society of Hematology Proceedings, Abstract #3289.

Ratings & Reviews


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4.8 / 5.0


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  • 5.0
    October 07, 2018
    Dr always explains things and seems to understand my situations.
  • 5.0
    September 10, 2018
    great doctor
  • 5.0
    August 14, 2018
    Very satisfied.
  • 5.0
    April 10, 2018
    Dr. Rico took the time to explain everything and answer all of our questions.
  • 5.0
    March 28, 2018
  • 5.0
    January 19, 2018
    very pleased with explanations, time spent and friendliness of Dr. Pereira-Rico. Was a little apprehensive about Chemotherapy but Dr. Pereira-Rico put my mind to ease. Thank you!