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
B.A. (History of Science)
Harvard, 2000.
M.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

Heather A Curry, Arlene A. Forastiere, William A. Flood, Elaine Whyler, Lauren Michelle Hertan, Sonam Sharma, Joshua Adam Jones: Utilization of Hypofractionated Regimens for the Treatment of Bone Metastases Before and After Initiation of ASTRO’s ”Choosing Wisely” Campaign. Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium October 2014.

Lauren Michelle Hertan, John Peter Plastaras, Edgar Ben-Josef, James M. Metz, Joshua Adam Jones, Smith Apisarnthanarax: Use of early radiation therapy in the palliative local treatment of stage IV esophageal cancer. Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium October 2014.

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.

Yolanda D. Tseng, Monica S. Krishnan, Joshua A. Jones, Adam J. Sullivan, Daniel Gorman, Allison Taylor, Michael Pacold, Barbara Kalinowski, Harvey J. Mamon, Janet Abrahm, Tracy A. Balboni: Supportive and palliative radiation oncology service: Impact of a dedicated service on palliative cancer care. Practical Radiation Oncology 4(4): 247-253, July-August 2014.

Charles B. Simone II, Joshua A. Jones: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Palliative Oncology Care. Annals of Palliative Medicine 3(3), July 2014.

Joshua A. Jones, Charles B. Simone II: Palliative radiotherapy for advanced malignancies in a changing oncologic landscape: guiding principles and practice implementation. Annals of Palliative Medicine 3(3): 192-202, July 2014.

Joshua A. Jones, Stephen T. Lutz, Edward Chow, Peter A. Johnstone: Palliative Radiotherapy at the End of Life: A Critical Review. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians July 2014.

Surbhi Grover, Joshua A. Jones, Ursina Teitelbaum, Smith Apisarnthanarax: Radiation recall myositis: Two sites, one patient. Practical Radiation Oncology 5: 39-42, Jan-Feb 2015 Notes:

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

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

Jones JA, Lutz S: Trends in Symptom Control and Palliative Care Abstracts at ASTRO 2001 to 2010. Int J of Rad Onc Biol Phys Suppl 1: S645, 2010 Notes: Poster presentation.

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

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. Int J of Rad Onc Biol Phys 87(3): 471-478, November 2013.

Hertan, Lauren and Jones, Joshua A: Palliative Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: Encouraging Single-Fraction Radiotherapy. ONCOLOGY 28(4): 317-318, April 2014.

E McMenamin, N Ross, J Jones: Palliative Radiotherapy and Oncology Nursing. Seminars in Oncology Nursing 30(4): 242-252, Nov 2014.

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