Department of Radiation Oncology

Joshua A Jones

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Joshua A Jones, M.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
TRC2 West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2989
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 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 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, Joshua; Arscott, W. Tristram; Lal, Priti; Mamtani, Ronac; O'Quinn, Rupal; Deo, Rajat: Long-Term Survival after Treating Cardiac Metastasis with Radiation and Immune Therapy: A Case Report Cureus May 2018.

Jones, Joshua; Arscott, W. Tristram; Doucette, Abigail; Kumar, Pallavi; Plastaras, John. P.,; Maity, Amit : Tolerability of Sequential Immune Therapy and Palliative Radiotherapy to the Cervical and Thoracic Spine. Journal of Radiation Oncology May 2018.

Dharmarajan K, Rich S, Johnstone C, Hertan L, Wei R, Colbert L, Jones JA,Kamal A, Jones CA: Palliative Care Specialist Series: Top 10 Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Radiation Oncology. Journal of Palliative Medicine 21(3), March 2018.

Randy L. Wei; Lauren E. Colbert; Joshua Jones; Margarita Racsa; Gabrielle Kane; Steve Lutz; Neha Vapiwala; Kavita V. Dharmarajan: Palliative care and palliative radiation therapy education in radiation oncology: A survey of US radiation oncology program directors. Practical Radiation Oncology 7(4), Jul-Aug 2017.

Harold J. Burstein, Lada Krilov, Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, Nancy N. Baxter, E. Gabriela Chiorean, Warren Allen Chow, John Frederick De Groot, Steven Michael Devine, Steven G. DuBois, Wafik S. El-Deiry, Andrew S. Epstein, John Heymach, Joshua Adam Jones, Deborah K. Mayer, Rebecca A. Miksad, Nathan A. Pennell, Michael S. Sabel, Richard L. Schilsky, Lynn Mara Schuchter, Nadine Tung, Karen Marie Winkfield, Lori J. Wirth, Don S. Dizon: Clinical Cancer Advances 2017: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Journal of Clinical Oncology 35(12), April 2017.

Krishan, Monica S.; Racsa, Margarita; Jones, Joshua; Chittenden, Eva H.; Schaefer, Kristen G.; Spektor, Alexander; Enzinger, Andrea C.; Balboni, Tracy A. : National Radiation Oncology Survey on Palliative Care Education in Radiation Oncology Training. Practical Radiation Oncology March 2017.

Stephen Lutz, M.D., Tracy Balboni, M.D., M.P.H, Joshua Jones, M.D., Simon Lo, M.B., Ch.B, Joshua Petit, M.D., Shayna Rich, M.D., Ph.D., Rebecca Wong, M.B., Ch.B, Caroline Patton, MA, Carol Hahn, M.D.: Palliative Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases: Update of an ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline. Practical Radiation Oncology 7(1): 4-12, Jan-Feb 2017.

Arscott W Tristan; Plastaras, John P; Maity, Amit; Kumar, Pallavi; Doucette, Abigail; Jones, Joshua: Toxicity of sequential immune therapy and radiation for cervical and thoracic spine metastases. Palliative Oncology Symposium 2017.

Stephen T. Lutz, Joshua A. Jones, Edward Chow: Role of Radiation Therapy in Palliative Care of the Patient With Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32(26): 2913-2919, September 2014.

Jones, Joshua, Lutz, Stephen, Fairchild, Alysa: Advanced Radiotherapy Technologies near the End of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer: When is it worth it and when is it not? Palliative Radiation Therapy: Utilization of Advanced Technologies 2, 2015.

Lo SS, Ryu S, Chang EL, Galanopoulos N, Jones J, Kim EY, Kubicky CD, Lee CP, Rose PS, Sahgal A, Sloan AE, Teh BS, Traughber BJ, Van Poznak C, Vassil AD: ACR Appropriateness Criteria Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression and Recurrent Spinal Metastasis. Journal of Palliative Medicine 18(7): 573-584, July 2015.

Jones J: Radiation Oncology and Palliative Medicine: A natural and evolving collaboration. ASTRONews June 2016 Notes: Summer 2016.

Jones, JA: Chapter 5: Palliative Care Assessment. Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology. Krishnan, M, Racsa, M, Yu, H (eds.). Academic Press Jan 2016 Notes: ISBN: 978-0-12-803523-8

Danielle Rodin, Surbhi Grover, Shekinah N. Elmore, Felicia M. Knaul, Rifat Atun, Lisa Caulley, Cristian A. Herrera, Joshua A. Jones, Aryeh J. Price, Anusheel Munshi, Ajeet K. Gandhi, Chiman Shah, Mary Gospodarowicz: The Power of Integration: Radiotherapy And Global Palliative Care Annals of Palliative Medicine 5(3): 209-217, September 2016.

Fotouhi-Ghiam, Alireza; Singh, Yash; Venigalla, Sriram; Bassett, Jaclyn; Jones, Joshua: Role of palliative radiotherapy (PRT) in patients with malignant airway obstruction (MAO) in the intensive care unit (ICU). Palliative Oncology Symposium 2017.

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