Robert Benjamin, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has worked in the area of Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma for more than 40 years and was the department’s former chairman for more than 20 years. Dr. Benjamin was awarded the P.H. and Fay E. Robinson Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research as well as the Gerald P. Bodey Professorship. In 2012, Dr. Benjamin received the Herman Suit Award for his exceptional contribution to CTOS. Additionally, in 2013, he was the recipient of the Mendelsohn Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Benjamin was a founding member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS), an international, multidisciplinary society devoted to the study of sarcomas, and previously served as the CTOS president. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC), a clinical trials group of CTOS members. He served on the NCI Program Review Group (PRG) for Sarcomas and was co-chairman of the PRG committee on Better Clinical Trials. Through SARC and CTOS, he has organized an international symposium on reassessing imaging techniques to determine response to treatment in sarcomas.