Lawrence Jones MD

Lawrence Jones MD

Cell Culture and Prostate Cancer Research

Research Focus

Dr. Jones joined HMRI in 1974. He attended Yale University and UC Berkeley before receiving his medical degree from UC San Francisco. Through residency programs at LA County-USC Medical Center and a research fellowship at UC San Francisco, he specialized in pediatric and adult urologic surgery. After completing his medical training and military service, he joined the Pasadena Urological Medical Group.

Combining this strong interest in research with the practice of medicine made him a successful collaborator to HMRI’s cell culture and prostate cancer research programs. Dr. Jones and his colleagues at HMRI developed the well-known cell line PC-3, the endorectal coil for prostatic magnetic resonance imaging, and completed a phase I clinical trial with a novel therapeutic agent for prostate cancer.

Dr. Jones is past president of the California Urological Association, the Western Section of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU). He has served on the Board of Directors of the AUA, the AACU, the American Foundation for Urologic Disease and HMRI. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the AUA Centennial History: 1902-2002. He represented the AUA in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association for seventeen years and is also a member of the American Association for Cancer Research. He was the first recipient of the Western Section Miley B. Wesson Resident’s Essay Award. He has been the recipient of several AUA awards; the Certificate of Appreciation, the President’s Citation Award and is being honored this year with the Distinguished Service Award. He has won several prizes for laboratory investigation and has published 46 peer-reviewed scientific articles.