Laurence Baker, USA

Laurence Baker has balanced efforts in patient care, teaching, and clinical research. Using interdisciplinary care, significant advances were achieved in bone sarcomas and select soft tissue sarcomas as well as for patients with anal canal cancers, head and neck cancer, and breast cancer. His team established SARC as the consortium of worldwide experts in pediatric and medical oncology dedicated to clinical trials research in patients with sarcomas. Prof. Baker has served as PI of a cancer center core grant, program project grant, and cancer cooperative group. Currently, he is PI of a sarcoma SPORE grant and the SWOG Translational Medical Science Center. He established the first Sarcoma Survivorship Program addressing the long term health care needs of sarcoma survivors no longer in active treatment. Prof. Baker is Co Leader of the Translational and Clinical Research Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The four areas of his career contributions to science include: sarcoma therapeutics, sarcoma biology, clinical trial methodology, and prevention/survivorship.