DPLM Faculty Profiles — Dr. Lawton

Thomas Lawton, MD

Thomas J. Lawton, MD


Office: 984-974-9143


Research Interests

My main research interests involve the diagnosis and management of high risk lesions of the breast (with a particular emphasis on lobular neoplasia), fibroepithelial lesions of the breast, and correlative studies with breast imaging.

Selected Journal Publications

Lawton TJ, Acs G, Argani P, Farshid G, Gilcrease M, Goldstein N, Koerner F, Rowe JJ, Sanders M, Shah S, Reynolds C. Inter-Observer Variability by Pathologists in the Distinction Between Cellular Fibroadenomas and Phyllodes Tumors. Int J Surg Pathol (epub ahead of print).

Bartlett JM, Bloom KJ, Piper T, Lawton TJ, van de Velde CJ, Ross DT, Ring BZ, Seitz RS, Beck RA, Hasenburg A, Kieback D, Putter H, Markopoulos C, Dirix L, Seynaeve D, Rea D. Mammostrat as an Immunohistochemical Multigene Assay for Prediction of Early Relapse Risk in the Tamoxifen Versus Exemestane Adjuvant Multicenter Trial Pathology Study. J Clin Oncol. 30(36):4477-4484, 2012.

Georgian-Smith D and Lawton TJ.  Variations in Physician Recommendations for Surgery After Diagnosis of a High-Risk Lesion on Breast Core Needle Biopsy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 198(2):256-263, 2012.

Joh JE, Esposito NN, Kiluk JV, Laronga C, Lee MC, Loftus L, Soliman H, Boughey JC, Reynolds C, Lawton TJ, Acs PI, Gordon L, Acs G. The Effect of Oncotype DX Recurrence Score on Treatment Recommendations for Patients with Estrogen Receptor Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer and Correlation with Estimation of Recurrence Risk by Breast Cancer Specialists. Oncologist. 16(11): 1520-1526, 2011.

Linden HM, Kurland BF, Peterson LM, Schubert EK, Gralow JR, Specht JM, Ellis GK, Lawton TJ, Livingston RB, Petra PH, Link JM, Krohn KA, Mankoff DA.  Fluoroestradiol Positron Emission Tomography Reveals Differences In Pharmacodynamics of Aromatase Inhibitors, Tamoxifen, and Fluvestrant in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer.  Clin Cancer Res. 17(14):4799-4805, 2011. 

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Georgian-Smith D and Lawton TJ.  Breast Imaging and Pathologic Correlations: A Pattern-Based Approach. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2014.

Lawton TJ. High Risk Breast Lesions and Pathologic Evaluation. In: Hansen, NM, ed. Management of the Patient at High Risk for Breast Cancer. New York: Springer: pp. 61-67, 2013.

Calhoun KE, Lawton TJ, Kim JN, Lehman CD, Anderson BO.  Phyllodes Tumors.  In: Harris JR, Lippman ME, Morrow M, Osborne CK, eds. Diseases of the Breast (4th Edition).  Philadelphia:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: pp. 781-792, 2010.

Georgian-Smith D and Lawton TJControversies on the Management of High Risk Lesions on Core Biopsy from a Radiology/Pathology Perspective.  In: Radiologic Clinics of NA (volume 48:5): pp. 999-1012, 2010.

Lawton TJBreast (Cambridge Illustrated Surgical Pathology).  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Future Presentations and Educational Courses

Singer B and Lawton TJ. "Are Radial Scars at Core Biopsy High Risk Lesions? A 10-Year Single Institution Study and Literature Review." Platform Session: USCAP 104th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA: March 21-27, 2015.

Acs G, Farshid G, Lawton TJ. "Ten Diagnoses in Breast Pathology You Cannot Afford To Miss." Short Course: USCAP 104th Annual Meeting. Boston, MA: March 21-27, 2015.

Georgian-Smith D and Lawton TJ. "Breast Radiology-Pathology Correlation." Instructional Course: ARRS Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario: April 19-24, 2015.

Lawton TJ. "Molecular Classification of Breast Cancer and Clinical Implications for Treatment" and "Management of High Risk Breast Lesions at Core Biopsy." XII Congreso Nacional de Mastologia. Monterrey, Mexico: August 19-22, 2015.