Christopher Jones, M.D., F.A.C.R., Radiation Oncologist, Sutter Health Medical Group

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Research Overview

  • Dr. Christopher Jones is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer, focusing on tumors of the head and neck, prostate, and brain.
  • He investigates optimal use of radiation therapy (radiotherapy) techniques including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), high-dose brachytherapy, and image-guided radiation therapy.
  • Dr. Jones is a Principal Investigator for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) National Cancer Institute-sponsored oncology group clinical trials.
  • He has authored numerous publications and abstracts on radiotherapy and imaging techniques to assess cancer progression, predict tumor recurrence after surgery and radiotherapy, and visualize response to treatment.
  • Dr. Jones lectures nationally and internationally on the role of radiation therapy in the management of head and neck cancers.

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Dr. Jones received his M.D. from Rush University in Chicago. He completed residency training in radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.


Publication Search


Portelli M, Jones CD, Severe acute pancreatitis: pathogenesis, diagnosis and surgical management. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int

Ward RA, Bethel P, Cook C, Davies E, Debreczeni JE, Fairley G, Feron L, Flemington V, Graham MA, Greenwood R, Griffin N, Hanson L, Hopcroft P, Howard TD, Hudson J, James M, Jones CD, Jones CR, Lamont S, Lewis R, Lindsay N, Roberts K, Simpson I, St-Gallay S, Swallow S, Tang J, Tonge M, Wang Z, Zhai B, Structure-Guided Discovery of Potent and Selective Inhibitors of ERK1/2 from a Modestly Active and Promiscuous Chemical Start Point. J Med Chem

Jones CP, Ferré-D'Amaré AR, Long-Range Interactions in Riboswitch Control of Gene Expression. Annu Rev Biophys

Hacker D, Jones CA, Clowes Z, Belli A, Su Z, Sitaraman M, Davies D, Taylor R, Flahive E, Travis C, O'Neil N, Pettigrew Y, The Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Supplementary Index Score of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Screening Module that is Sensitive to Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Clin Neuropsychol

Tulipan JE, Kim N, Abboudi J, Jones C, Liss F, Kirkpatrick W, Matzon J, Rivlin M, Wang ML, Ilyas AM, Prospective Evaluation of Sleep Improvement Following Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. J Hand Surg Am

Christopher Jones, M.D., F.A.C.R., Radiation Oncologist, Sutter Health Medical Group
Primary Research Interests
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Cancers of the head and neck, prostate and brain (gliomas)