Dr Ben Lawrence
Medical Oncologist, Auckland, NZ
Dr Lawrence is an Auckland-trained Medical Oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers and neuroendocrine tumours. He previously completed a two year research Fellowship at Yale University studying the molecular biology of Neuroendocrine tumours, with a focus on developing alternative biomarkers related to tumour proliferation. He was previously a Drug Development Scholar at TGen in Scottsdale Arizona. He returned to Auckland in August 2012 and established a nationwide translational project involving tumour collection (clinically annotated retrospective and prospective) and developed a virtual multi-centre tumour board for Neuroendocrine Tumours. Working with Professor Cris Print as a translational partner, they undertake multi-level genomic profiling of NETs to create predictive models based in the genomic constituents of each tumour.