Dr Benjamin Lawrence
Medical Oncologist with a special interest in Gastrointestinal Cancer, Neuroendocrine Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Genomics
About Dr Benjamin Lawrence
Dr Lawrence is a medical oncologist specialising in gastro-intestinal cancers. He also has a special interest in the pancreas, neuroendocrine tumours, and cancer genomics.
Ben first graduated from the University of Otago with a BSc with first class honours and an MSc with Distinction. He then completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland in 2003, and registered as a specialist in 2011.
He has been recognised with several prizes and scholarships. In 2008 he was awarded the Gavin and Ann Kellaway Medical Research Fellowship to support his time as a Drug Development Scholar at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Scottsdale Arizona, USA. In 2009 he was awarded the Murray Jackson Clinical Fellowship to complete his two-year Research Fellowship at Yale University in Connecticut, USA.
Ben returned to Auckland in 2012 to work as both a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, and as a Medical Oncologist at Auckland Hospital, where he is currently the leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer team.
Ben works with other researchers on a number of projects, including leading a nationwide translational project involving tumour collection that involves collaboration with specialists across the country. With a team of talented researchers at the University of Auckland, he also undertakes multi-level genomic profiling of Neuroendocrine Tumours using cutting-edge gene sequencing technologies. The project aims to find the unique combination of abnormal genes that are particular each individual cancer, and then apply this knowledge to choose a treatment strategy for each patient that matches the specific gene changes in their tumour.
Gastrointestinal Cancer, Neuroendocrine Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Genomics
Hospitals Practicing At: Canopy Cancer Care Epsom & North Shore, Auckland City
FRACP, MSc, MBChB
Year of Registration as Specialist: 2011
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