James Janopaul-Naylor

James Robert Janopaul-Naylor, MD

Radiation Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Assistant Attending Physician
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I am a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and brain cancers. After considering a PhD in theoretical math, I pivoted to medical school when I realized how much I love working with and helping people. Radiation oncology was a natural fit, as I use state-of-the-art technology to deliver treatments to cure cancer with millimeter precision while limiting side effects as much as possible.

Cancer care is an evolving team sport. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we have an exceptional team of doctors, as well as nurses, therapists, and other providers who help our patients throughout their cancer journeys.

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Many times, patients need surgery or anti-cancer drugs, like immunotherapy or chemotherapy, in addition to radiation therapy (RT). Regrettably, cancer treatments can cause side effects. Fortunately, RT has improved; it is now less toxic and can be delivered in fewer total treatments. Instead of needing up to nine weeks of daily RT, some patients can be safely treated in just one week. Occasionally, a single treatment is enough.

Being diagnosed with cancer is scary. Patients and their loved ones not only face an uncertain future, but also the jargon and acronyms of modern medicine. My goal is to get each patient all the information they need in a way that is clear and easy to understand. I take the time to educate my patients on the treatment options available to them and support them in deciding which best matches their needs and goals. Whatever they ultimately choose is the right choice.

I love working with patients, but I am also grateful for the opportunity to teach and pursue research. Through this work, I hope to improve outcomes and reduce treatment burden for people with cancers of the brain or pelvis. I have written and worked on multiple clinical trials, served on national committees, and published dozens of peer-reviewed articles.

When I am not working, I look forward to spending time with my family, exploring new museums, cooking, listening to audiobooks, playing ultimate frisbee, and traveling.

My Role at MSK

A radiation oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in using radiation therapy (RT) to treat cancer with radiation.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Residencies

  • Intern - Internal Medicine, Emory University
  • Radiation Oncology, Emory University

Awards and Honors

  • Conquer Cancer Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2022)
  • Early Career Oncologist Award, American Radium Society Inc., (2021)
  • Resident Service and Mentoring Award, Winship Cancer Institute, (2021)
  • Housestaff Professionalism Award, Emory University School of Medicine (2020)

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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Contact and Location

Dr. Janopaul-Naylor sees patients at one location.

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Location
Basking Ridge, NJ
136 Mountain View Boulevard Basking Ridge NJ 07920

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Colleagues

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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

Qian DC, Kleber T, Brammer B, Xu KM, Switchenko JM, Janopaul-Naylor JR, Zhong J, Yushak ML, Harvey RD, Paulos CM, Lawson DH, Khan MK, Kudchadkar RR, Buchwald ZS. Effect of immunotherapy time-of-day infusion on overall survival among patients with advanced melanoma in the USA (MEMOIR): a propensity score-matched analysis of a single-centre, longitudinal study. Lancet Oncol. 2021 Dec;22(12):1777-1786. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00546-5. Epub 2021 Nov 12. PMID: 34780711.

Janopaul-Naylor JR, Liu T, Zhou B, Yang X, McCall NS, Patel PR, Mehta A, Nour SG, Jani AB. Longitudinal Changes in U.S. Parameters of Neurovascular Bundles Suggest Mechanism for Radiation-Induced Erectile Dysfunction. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2022 Mar 19;7(5):100946. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2022.100946. PMID: 35514327; PMCID: PMC9065720.

Trifiletti DM, Lee CC, Kano H, Cohen J, Janopaul-Naylor J, Alonso-Basanta M, Lee JYK, Simonova G, Liscak R, Wolf A, Kvint S, Grills IS, Johnson M, Liu KD, Lin CJ, Mathieu D, Héroux F, Silva D, Sharma M, Cifarelli CP, Watson CN, Hack JD, Golfinos JG, Kondziolka D, Barnett G, Lunsford LD, Sheehan JP. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brainstem Metastases: An International Cooperative Study to Define Response and Toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct 1;96(2):280-288. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.009. Epub 2016 Jun 15. PMID: 27478166; PMCID: PMC5014646.

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Janopaul-Naylor JR, Zhong J, Liu Y, Zhang C, Osunkoya AO, Joshi SS, Bilen MA, Carthon B, Kucuk O, Hartsell LM, Shelton J, Jani AB. Bladder preserving chemoradiotherapy compared to surgery for variants of urothelial carcinoma and other tumors types involving the bladder: An analysis of the National Cancer Database. Clin Transl Radiat Oncol. 2020 Nov 9;26:30-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ctro.2020.11.002. PMID: 33294644; PMCID: PMC7691675.

Publications on PubMed

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