Robert Allen Sikes

Robert Sikes, Biological Sciences.

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences

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Areas of Expertise

  • Researches cancer cell biology, with a particular focus on prostate cancer.
  • Studies the development of hormone resistance in cancer, the spread of cancer to distant organs and the interaction between cancer and bone.
  • Can discuss chemical causes of cancer, viral causes of cancer and hormonal causes of cancer.
  • Developed several models for cancer progression that include a widely used human prostate cancer cell series that spread to bone spontaneously, several techniques for getting cancer cells to grow in bone including direct injection and colonization via blood delivery.

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