Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Dr. Thawani is a radiation oncologist with Dignity Health Cancer Institute, treating numerous cancers including hepatobiliary cancer. She is board certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology, and in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Thawani has published extensively and offered several presentations in radiation and radiotherapy techniques and applications. She also participates in clinical research trials and is well-versed with conventional radiation techniques like 2D, 3D, as well as advanced techniques of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy with RapidArc, Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR), Total skin electron therapy (TSET) and High-dose Radiation (HDR) Brachytherapy.
This is exciting times in Radiation Oncology where we are targeting tumors accurately with minimal side effects with many advanced techniques. This is allowing us to tailor treatments and schedules to the patient’s specific needs to achieve best outcomes for their cancer. The goal of care is to kill cancer, while also maintaining one’s quality of life as best as possible.”Nitika Thawani, MD