James Mason, MD, is a hematologist and oncologist who has been in practice for over 26 years. Dr. Mason has a special interest in blood and bone marrow transplantation. He believes in taking a collaborative approach to medicine and is part of a large, integrated system of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and specialists — all dedicated to providing excellent patient care.
In addition to his experience with therapy programs for breast cancer and certain solid tumors, Dr. Mason performs blood and marrow stem cell transplantation for patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, acute and chronic leukemia and other diseases of the blood and bone marrow. His research focus is on acute leukemias and computational biology.
Dr. Mason, a San Diego native, is director of the Scripps Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program and the stem cell lab at Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Under his leadership, the BMT Program offers innovative care — incorporating dose-intensive chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy — and is recognized as a leader in the BMT field on the West Coast.