Dr. Robert J. Behrens

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Expert in Cancer
Studies Breast Cancer
43 reported clinical trials
97 drugs studied
3 years of experience

About Robert J. Behrens


  • Graduated with a BS in Chemistry, with distinction, from Iowa State University, 1992.
  • Earned an MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1997.


  • Completed Residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital, 2000.
  • Fellowship in immuno-therapy of cancer at the National Cancer Institute, 2003.
  • Joined Mission Cancer + Blood in 2003, with board certifications in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.
  • Actively involved in national cancer vaccine trials and serves at multiple medical centers.

Area of expertise

Global Leader
Robert J. Behrens has run 18 trials for Cancer. Some of their research focus areas include:
Stage IV
Stage II
Stage III
2Breast Cancer
Robert J. Behrens has run 9 trials for Breast Cancer. Some of their research focus areas include:
HER2 positive
Stage II

Affiliated Hospitals

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Iowa Methodist Medical Center
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Medical Oncology And Hematology Associates-Des Moines

Clinical Trials Robert J. Behrens is currently running

More about Robert J. Behrens

Clinical Trial Related3 years of experience running clinical trials · Led 43 trials as a Principal Investigator · 23 Active Clinical Trials
Treatments Robert J. Behrens has experience with
  • Cisplatin
  • Paclitaxel
  • Fluorouracil
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Trastuzumab

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need insurance to participate in a trial?
Almost all clinical trials will cover the cost of the ‘trial drug’ — so no insurance is required for this. For trials where this trial drug is given alongside an already-approved medication, there may be a cost (which your insurance would normally cover).
What does Robert J. Behrens specialize in?
Robert J. Behrens focuses on Cancer and Breast Cancer. In particular, much of their work with Cancer has involved Stage IV patients, or patients who are Stage II.
Is Robert J. Behrens currently recruiting for clinical trials?
Yes, Robert J. Behrens is currently recruiting for 19 clinical trials in Des Moines Iowa. If you're interested in participating, you should apply.
Are there any treatments that Robert J. Behrens has studied deeply?
Yes, Robert J. Behrens has studied treatments such as Cisplatin, Paclitaxel, Fluorouracil.
What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Robert J. Behrens?
Apply for one of the trials that Robert J. Behrens is conducting.
What is the office address of Robert J. Behrens?
The office of Robert J. Behrens is located at: Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 United States. This is the address for their practice at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Is there any support for travel costs?
The coverage of travel expenses can vary greatly between different clinical trials. Please see more financial detail in the trials you’re interested to apply.