Sebastian Bauer (MD) underwent his medical training at the University of Würzburg, Germany and his resisdency and medical oncology fellowship at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is committed to clinical care, clinical research and translational, lab-based research in sarcomas. He is Professor of Translational Oncology (Personalized Cancer Therapy) at the Dept. of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Essen as well as Director of the Sarcoma Center at the West German Tumor Center, one of the largest sarcoma programs in Europe. Dr. Bauer has served as principal investigator in more than 50 clinical trials in bone, soft-tissue sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors. His research group is focused on model development, resistance mechanisms to targeted treatments (primarily in GIST) and academic drug development. He is member of the steering committee of the German Sarcoma Study Group (AIO), member of the EORTC (STBSG) and board member of the German Sarcoma Foundation. He has in the past served as ESMO sarcoma track chair and is currently member of the sarcoma sub-committee. He is a regular reviewer for cancer-related journals and sarcoma meetings (CTOS, ESMO).