Department of Urology

Larry True

Professor of Pathology
Adjunct Professor of Urology

Faculty: Adjunct



Office Location: UWMC - Room NE110L

Dr. Lawrence D. (Larry) True is a surgical pathologist with subspecialty expertise in GU pathology and research on the molecular biology of prostate cancer, focused on tissue biomarkers of prognosis (for patients on active surveillance) and of prediction of response to systemic therapy (for patients whose prostate cancer has progressed). He is also investigating the application of innovative methods of tissue research using laser microdissection for proteomics, quantum dot-based immunohistochemistry and the 3-dimensional structure of prostate cancer.

Dr. True is Director of Genitourinary Pathology at the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research (IPCR), a collaborative effort between Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine, and Staff Pathologist at both the University of Washington Health Sciences Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.


Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D: