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Joshua A Jones, MD, MA

Joshua A Jones, MD, MA

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

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Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
TRC2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2989
Education:
M.A. (History of Science)
Harvard, 2000.
B.A. (History of Science)
Harvard, 2000.
M.D. (Medicine)
NYU School of Medicine, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical expertise is in the treatment of patients with advanced and metastatic cancer with a focus on the use of radiotherapy to improve symptom control and quality of life. I also am trained in the use of photodynamic therapy to treat cancer that is locally recurrent in the skin. I believe strongly in an interdisciplinary team approach to providing care for patients and families, focusing on the patient as a person in the context of his or her life and trying to return the patient to optimal functioning. My clinical work centers on patients with advanced cancer admitted to the hospital with difficult to control symptoms and will expand to allow for rapid evaluation and treatment in the outpatient setting.

Description of Research Expertise

My research encompasses three fundamental areas of interest related to health outcomes in patients with advanced cancer:
1. using radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy to improve symptoms, quality of life and overall functioning in patients with advanced and metastatic cancer; and
2. optimizing symptom management in patients with advanced and metastatic cancer receiving radiotherapy.
3. enhancing communication between providers and patients/families living with advanced and metastatic cancer.

Selected Publications

Jones J, Worley M, Mendlik M, Yeh I: 'Answering With The Eyes': Challenges In Communication About End Of Life In Patients With Locked In Syndrome. Oral Presentation at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Meeting, 2014 March 2014.

M.S. Krishnan, Y. Tseng, A. Sullivan, J. Jones, D. Gorman, A. Taylor, M. Pacold, B. Kalinowski, H. Mamon, and T. Balboni: How Radiation Oncologists Evaluate and Incorporate Life Expectancy Estimates Into the Palliative Treatment of Cancer Patients: A Survey-Based Study, Abstract 220. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics / ASTRO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 87(2S), October 2013.

Tseng YD, Krishnan M, Sullivan A, Jones J, Balboni TA: How Radiation Oncologists Evaluate and Incorporate Life Expectancy Estimates into the Treatment of Palliative Cancer Patients: A Survey-Based Study, Abstract 219. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics / American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting Poster 87(2S), October 2013.

Yolanda D. Tseng, MD, Monica S. Krishnan, MD, Adam J. Sullivan, Joshua A. Jones, MD, MA, Edward Chow, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH: How Radiation Oncologists Evaluate and Incorporate Life Expectancy Estimates Into the Treatment of Palliative Cancer Patients: A Survey-Based Study. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 87(3): 471-478, Sepbember 2013.

Jones Joshua A, Patel Vatsal B, Goldsmith Benjamin, Teitelbaum Ursina, Plastaras John P: Diffusely metastatic digital papillary adenocarcinoma 11 years after initial presentation treated with palliative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 31(22): e386-9, Aug 2013.

Jones J: “A Brief History of Palliative Radiation Therapy.” Radiation Oncology in Palliative Care. S Lutz, E Chow, P Hoskin (eds.). London: Wiley, 2013.

Simone, CB II, Jones, JA: Palliative Care for Patients with Locally Advanced and Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Annals of Palliative Medicine 2013 Notes: Accepted for publication, in press.

Strom BL, Schinnar R, Jones J, Biker WB, Weiner MG, Hennessy S, Leonard CE, Cronholm PF, Pifer E: Detecting pregnancy use of non-hormonal category X medications in electronic medical records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Suppl 1: i81-6, Dec 2011 Notes: Epub 2011 Nov 9.

Jones J: Too much, too little or just the right amount: Finding the balance in palliative radiotherapy. Curr Prob Cancer 35(6): 325-336, 2011.

Jones J, McMenamin E, Quon H: Treatment of Metastastic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: The Goldilocks Principle. J Support Oncol 9(4): 125-126, 2011.

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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