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    Charles W. Roberts, MD, PhD

    Charles W. Roberts, MD, PhD
    Director, Research Program in Solid Tumors

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


    Pediatric Solid Tumors

    Office phone: 617-632-2072
    Appointment phone: 888-733-4662 (new); 617-632-3270 (established)
    Fax: 617-582-8096
    Email: charles_roberts@dfci.harvard.edu
    Website: The Charles Roberts Lab

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Research Department

    Pediatric Oncology


    Rhabdoid tumors

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Roberts received his MD and PhD degrees in 1995 from Washington University, St. Louis, and then completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston. Following a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at Children's Hospital Boston and DFCI, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Stuart Orkin for postdoctoral training. In 2003, he launched his own laboratory at DFCI, where his research focuses on the role of aberrant chromatin remodeling in cancer development.


    Board Certification
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1997-1999

    Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1996-1997

    Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 1995-1996

    Medical School
    Washington University School of Medicine, 1995

    Recent Awards

    • Elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation, 2010
    • Elected to membership in the Society for Pediatric Research, 2007
    • Stephen E. Sallan Leadership Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2005
    • American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-in-Training Award
      , 2003