John D Roberts, MD

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Medical Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital York St Campus; Co-Chair, HIC I (Cancer IRB panel)

Physician Biography

Dr Roberts primarily works in three areas: sickle cell disease, medical oncology, and human subjects protection. While Co-Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Adult Sickle Cell Program, he was a co-investigator in the landmark Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology Study that changed the understanding of pain in adults with sickle cell disease. For almost 20 years he held various leadership positions in clinical and translational research at the VCU Massey Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center. In 2012 he received the National Cancer Institute's Harry Hines Award as the Clinical Community Oncology Program Principal Investigator of the Year. He was Chair of the Virginia Commonwealth University IRB Panel A and is Co-Chair of the Yale Cancer IRB.

Clinical Interests

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Health Services
  • Human Experimentation

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Cancer Center: Hematology Program | Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (1980)

  • Medical Oncology AB of Internal Medicine (1985)

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine AB of Internal Medicine (2012)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Prostate A Phase I/II Study of Cabozantinib (XL184) Plus Docetaxel and Prednisone in mCRPC
Prostate VT-464 in Patients W/Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Progressing on Enzalutamide or Abiraterone
Bladder WO29636: IMvigor 010 Study: Anti-(PD-L1) Antibody MPDL3280A Treatment vs. Versus Observation
Bladder S1314 (COXEN) with neoadjuvant therapy for localized, muscle invasive bladder cancer
Prostate, Phase I EC1169-01:Phase I study of PSA Targeting Tubulysin Conjugate EC1169 in Patients with recurrent mCRPC
Prostate ARMOR3-SV: Phase 3 trial of Galeterone Compared to Enzalutamide AR-V7 M1 CRPC
Bladder, Other Urinary JVDC 05 (RANGE): Ramucirumab Plus Docetaxel in Participants With Urothelial Cancer
Bladder, Other Urinary ML29725: Expanded access program for atezolizumab in metastatic urothelial cancer
Bladder S1011: Standard or Extended Pelvic Lymphadenectomy in Pts to have Surgery for Invasive Bladder Canc
Bladder, Phase I Novartis BGJ398: A Dose Escalation Study in Adult Patients With Advanced Solid Malignancies
Kidney S0931: Everolimus in Treating Patients With Kidney Cancer Who Have Undergone Surgery
Prostate Medivation (PROSPER): Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind Study of Enzalutamide for Nonmetastatic CRPC
Prostate SWOG S1216: Phase III RCT for mCRPC pts comparing ADT and TAK700 with ADT and Bicalutamide
Bladder, Breast - Female, Lung, Ovary, Pancreas, Stomach, Phase I Phase 1/2 Study of Nivolumab or Nivolumab with Ipilimumab for Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors

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Contact Info

John D Roberts, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Adult Sickle Cell ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 7th floor, Multispecialty

New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Prostate & Urologic Cancers ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 4th floor, Multispecialty Center

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
333 Cedar St/Medical Oncology
PO Box 208028

New Haven, CT 06520-8028

Curriculum Vitae