Dr Alison Jones: Medical oncology
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Dr Alison Jones

Medical oncology

 

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Dr Alison Louise Jones MD FRCP

Consultant Medical Oncologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital, London

Dr Alison Jones graduated from Bristol University in 1980 and after general medical experience, specialised in Medical Oncology, training at the Royal Marsden Hospital where she also undertook a higher degree in Biological Therapy of Cancer for an MD thesis (1993).

She took up a Consultant’s post in Medical Oncology with Honorary Senior Lecturer status at the Royal Free University Hospital in 1993, initially treating a wide range of tumours. She subsequently specialised in breast cancer and works across the Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital London Teaching Hospitals seeing approximately 350 new cases of breast cancer per annum. She is active in clinical trials in breast cancer and is the principal investigator on a number of Phase II and III studies within her local institutions. She is a member of the Breast Cancer Working Group to advise on strategy for breast cancer in the UK. She is a Trustee of Breast Cancer Care. She is a member of the London Cancer New Drugs Group which advises on the introduction of new drugs throughout the five London networks and use of drugs in the Cancer Drugs Fund. She is immediate past vice chair of CTAAC (Clinical Trials Awards and Advisory Committee). She is a member of the British Breast Group, the Association of Cancer Physicians (AC), ESMO and ASCO. From 2006-2012 she was Chair of the Association of Cancer Physicians of the United Kingdom representing all medical oncologists in consultant training grades throughout the country and providing advice to the Royal Colleges and Government bodies on matters of policy, training, education and development relating to cancer.

She has an interest in all aspects of breast cancer from diagnosis through treatment, and in particular has an interest in young women with breast cancer, pregnancy-associated breast cancer and fertility-related issues. She has undertaken psychosocial research in relation to breast cancer and family relationships. She currently is a co-grantee on a DOH funding project investigating the pharmacogenetics of Anthracycline cardiotoxicity in women with breast cancer. She is also co-grantee on a service development organisation grant looking at continuity of care for cancer patients. She has a strong interest in medical education and has published on the subject.


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Breast cancer from early breast cancer to advanced (secondary) disease, including endocrine treatment, chemotherapy and targeted treatment.

Interest in holistic management of side-effects of treatment, including aspects of fertility, pregnancy, menopausal symptoms and bone health.

Personalised medicines and appropriate genetic testing.

Works in context of multidisciplinary team with breast care nurse support for patients.

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