Robert Allen Sikes

Biological Sciences

Phone: (302) 831-6050


Office: 330 Wolf Hall

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • 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.

Curriculum Vitae:

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

UDaily Article:
University awarded grant for prostate cancer research

cancer, biology, prostate cancer, cancer cells, breast cancer