Dr Ben Lawrence
Dr Lawrence is an Auckland-trained Medical Oncologist who treats gastrointestinal cancers and neuroendocrine tumours. He completed a research fellowship at Yale University studying the molecular biology of Neuroendocrine tumours, and was a Drug Development Scholar at the Translational Genomics Institute (TGen) in Arizona. He returned to Auckland in August 2012 and established a nationwide translational project involving tumour collection (clinically annotated retrospective and prospective), and a virtual multi-centre tumour board for NETs. Working with Professor Cris Print as a translational partner, and a small multidisciplinary team of researchers, they undertake multi-level tumour sequencing of NETs looking for predictive biomarkers informed by genomics.