Thomas J Lawton

Thomas Lawton

Contact Information
Thomas J Lawton, MD
UCLA Path & Lab Med
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Room 1P-145A
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 267-5931
Fax: (310) 794-4161
[email protected]

Academic Title
HS Clinical Professor, Step II



My main area of research interest is in high risk (non- cancerous) lesions of the breast with a particular interest in the role of core needle biopsy in evaluating high risk patients. Of the high risk lesions, lobular neoplasia has become a major focus of mine with particular emphasis on the role of lobular neoplasia as a precursor lesion akin to ductal carcinoma in situ. My second area of research interest is in markers of breast cancer risk and the study of specific molecular alterations related to breast cancer prediction, prognosis and treatment.

I am currently the  Service Chief of Breast Section, Division of Anatomic Pathology