Lawrence Fong, MD

Lawrence Fong, MD

Professor, Genitourinary Cancer


BA, Columbia University
MD, Stanford University


Dr. Lawrence Fong is a specialist in genitourinary cancer and immunotherapy at UCSF Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Fong is particularly interested in tumor immunology and developing immune-based treatments of cancer. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from Stanford University. He completed an oncology fellowship at Stanford, then joined the medical staff there in 1999. Fong joined UCSF Medical Center in 2002.  Currently, he is Co-Leader, Cancer Immunotherapy Program, in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests

Dr. Fong has focused on cancer immunotherapy throughout his career. After completing his oncology fellowship at Stanford, he completed post-doctoral training with Drs. Ed Engleman and Mark Davis focused on tumor immunology. He then began his independent research program at UCSF and have continued to focus on how the immune system interacts with cancer as well as developing tumor immunotherapies in both mouse models and in patients. He described the immunogenicity of prostate acid phosphatase (PAP), which is the target antigen for sipuleucel-T, now an FDA-approved immunotherapy for prostate cancer. He was also involved with the first-in-man clinical trials with ipilimumab, an anti-CTLA4 antibody that is now FDA approved for melanoma. He continues to investigate how immunotherapies such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and cancer vaccines can enhance anti-tumor immunity in patients. He served on multiple NIH study sections and on the NCI Steering Committees for Genitourinary Cancer (GUSC) and Investigational Drugs (IDSC)-Immunotherapy Task Force. He has also served on the program committees for ASCO and AACR and on faculty for the AACR/ASCO Vail Methods in Clinical Research Workshop. He is the site PI at UCSF for the NCI-sponsored Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN).

Patient Contact

415.476.4616 (Phone)
415.353.7107 (Fax)

1825 4th Street
6th floor Baker Precision Cancer Medicine Building
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Cancer Immunotherapy Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone for Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421

Phone for New Patients: (415) 353-2051

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Urology, Mailcode 0519
550 16th Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143