Dr. Robert J. Behrens

Dr. Behrens received a B.S. degree with distinction in Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1992 . His M.D. degree was awarded by the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1997. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2000. Dr. Behrens completed a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2003 in Bethesda, Maryland. He specialized in immuno-therapy of cancer and was protocol chairman of a national breast cancer vaccine trial. Dr. Behrens has been extensively involved in colon, pancreas, and ovarian vaccine trials.

Dr. Behrens joined Mission Cancer + Blood in August 2003.

Specialty:  Medical Oncology and Hematology

Primary Address: 1221 Pleasant Street, suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-282-2921

Certification: Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise: Immuno-therapy of cancer, colon, pancreas and ovarian vaccine trials

Internal Memberships: Clinical Oncology Research, Iowa Methodist Medical Center Co-management

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