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Ronica  Nanda

Ronica Nanda, MD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Program: Radiation Oncology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Dr. Ronica H. Nanda is a board-certified radiation oncologist and is an Associate Member of Moffitt Medical Group. She is the medical director of the Lykes Radiation Pavilion at Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Nanda has extensive experience using cutting-edge technology in the treatment of breast, CNS, lung and prostate cancers, as well as pediatric cancers. Dr. Nanda’s primary research interests are on the late effects of radiation therapy and quality of life concerns associated with cancer treatment. She has presented and published numerous scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Surgical Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, and the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Cancer. Dr. Nanda is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Society of Women in Radiation Oncology (SWRO), the American Radium Society (ARS), and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). She serves on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline panels for pediatric cancers. Beyond clinical and academic pursuits, she enjoys working with medical students and residents to train the next generation of radiation oncologists. Dr. Nanda is passionate about providing the highest quality care and support to patients facing cancer.

    Education & Training


    • University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute - Pediatric Proton Therapy


    • Emory University School of Medicine - Internal Medicine/Radiation Oncology

    Medical School:

    • University of Florida College of Medicine - MD
  • Publications

    • Keit E, Nanda R, Johnstone PAS. Thirty-day mortality as a metric for palliative radiotherapy in pediatric patients. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2024 Mar.18(1):65-69. Pubmedid: 38170195.
    • Nanda RH, Hua CH, Flampouri S, Eaton B, Kaste S, Patni T, Ronckers C, Constine LS, Marks LB, Esiashvili N. Risks of Spinal Abnormalities and Growth Impairment After Radiation to the Spine in Childhood Cancer Survivors: A PENTEC Comprehensive Review. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2024 Jun.119(2):507-521. Pubmedid: 38069918.
    • Gajjar A, Mahajan A, Abdelbaki M, Anderson C, Antony R, Bale T, Bindra R, Bowers DC, Cohen K, Cole B, Dorris K, Ermoian R, Franson A, Helgager J, Landi D, Lin C, Metrock L, Nanda R, Palmer J, Partap S, Plant A, Pruthi S, Reynolds R, Ruggieri P, Stearns D, Storm P, Wang A, Warren K, Whipple N, Zaky W, McMillian NR, Pluchino LA. Pediatric Central Nervous System Cancers, Version 2.2023, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2022 Dec.20(12):1339-1362. Pubmedid: 36509072.
    • Mills MN, Russo NW, Fahey M, Nanda RH, Raiker S, Jastrzebski J, Stout LL, Wilson JP, Altoos TA, Allen KG, Blumencranz PW, Diaz R. Increased Risk for Ipsilateral Breast Tumor Recurrence in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma after Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Brachytherapy. Oncologist. 2021 Nov.26(11):e1931-e1938. Pubmedid: 34516030. Pmcid: PMC8571753.
    • Mills M, Liveringhouse C, Lee F, Nanda RH, Ahmed KA, Washington IR, Thapa R, Fridley BL, Blumencranz P, Extermann M, Loftus L, Balducci L, Diaz R. The prevalence of luminal B subtype is higher in older postmenopausal women with ER+/HER2- breast cancer and is associated with inferior outcomes. Geriatr Oncol. 2021 Mar.12(2):219-226. Pubmedid: 32859560. Pmcid: PMC7907245.
    • Dohm A, Diaz R, Nanda RH. The Role of Radiation Therapy in the Older Patient. Curr Oncol Rep. 2021 Jan.23(1):11. Pubmedid: 33387104.
    • Jim HSL, Hoogland AI, Brownstein NC, Barata A, Dicker AP, Knoop H, Gonzalez BD, Perkins R, Rollison D, Gilbert SM, Nanda R, Berglund A, Mitchell R, Johnstone PAS. Innovations in research and clinical care using patient-generated health data. CA-Cancer J Clin. 2020 May.70(3):182-199. Pubmedid: 32311776. Pmcid: PMC7488179.
    • Brown P, Inaba H, Annesley C, Beck J, Colace S, Dallas M, DeSantes K, Kelly K, Kitko C, Lacayo N, Larrier N, Maese L, Mahadeo K, Nanda R, Nardi V, Rodriguez V, Rossoff J, Schuettpelz L, Silverman L, Sun J, Sun W, Teachey D, Wong V, Yanik G, Johnson-Chilla A, Ogba N. Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Version 2.2020, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2020 Jan.18(1):81-112. Pubmedid: 31910389.
    • Mills MN, Russo NW, Nanda RH, Wilson JP, Altoos TA, Caldwell DL, Stout LL, Dube S, Blumencranz PW, Allen KG, Diaz R. Management of ductal carcinoma in situ with accelerated partial breast irradiation brachytherapy: Implications for guideline expansion. Brachytherapy. 2020 Dec.20(2):345-352. Pubmedid: 33317964.
    • Nanda R, Boulware D, Baz R, Portman D, Yu HM, Jim H, Johnstone PAS. Patient-reported outcomes regarding radiation therapy in patients with multiple myeloma. Acta Oncol. 2020 Aug.59(8):983-987. Pubmedid: 32496846. Pmcid: PMC7771243.
    • Indelicato DJ, Bradley JA, Rotondo RL, Nanda RH, Logie N, Sandler ES, Aldana PR, Ranalli NJ, Beier AD, Morris CG, Mendenhall NP. Outcomes following proton therapy for pediatric ependymoma. Acta Oncol. 2018 May.57(5):644-648. Pubmedid: 29239262.
    • Mokhtech M, Rotondo RL, Bradley JA, Sandler ES, Nanda R, Logie N, Aldana PR, Morris CG, Indelicato DJ. Early outcomes and patterns of failure following proton therapy for nonmetastatic intracranial nongerminomatous germ cell tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jun.65(6):e26997. Pubmedid: 29380526.
    • Cassidy RJ, Zhang X, Switchenko JM, Patel PR, Shelton JW, Tian S, Nanda RH, Steuer CE, Pillai RN, Owonikoko TK, Ramalingam SS, Fernandez FG, Force SD, Gillespie TW, Curran WJ, Higgins KA. Health care disparities among octogenarians and nonagenarians with stage III lung cancer. Cancer. 2018 Feb.124(4):775-784. Pubmedid: 29315497. Pmcid: PMC5801133.
    • Morgan TM, Danish H, Nanda RH, Esiashvili N, Meacham LR. Whole lung irradiation in stage IV Wilms tumor patients: Thyroid dosimetry and outcomes. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb.65(2). Pubmedid: 28960781.
    • Nanda R, Flampouri S, Mendenhall NP, Indelicato DJ, Jones LM, Seeram VK, Hoppe BS. Pulmonary Toxicity Following Proton Therapy for Thoracic Lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Oct.99(2):494-497. Pubmedid: 28872001.
    • Nanda RH, Ganju RG, Schreibmann E, Chen Z, Zhang C, Jegadeesh N, Cassidy R, Deng C, Eaton BR, Esiashvili N. Correlation of Acute and Late Brainstem Toxicities With Dose-Volume Data for Pediatric Patients With Posterior Fossa Malignancies. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Jun.98(2):360-366. Pubmedid: 28463155.
    • Nanda RH, Shehata BM, Khoshnam N, Durham M, Kim S, Selwanes W, Chen Z, Zhang C, Esiashvili N. Impact of lymph node evaluation in adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy settings on survival outcomes in Wilms tumour: a review of 185 cases from a single institution. Pathology. 2017 Jan.49(1):19-23. Pubmedid: 27913041.
    • Sayan M, Cassidy RJ, Butker EE, Nanda RH, Krishnamurti L, Khan MK, Esiashvili N. Gonadal shielding technique to preserve fertility in male pediatric patients treated with total body irradiation for stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jul.51(7):997-998. Pubmedid: 26950374.
    • Abugideiri M, Nanda RH, Butker C, Zhang C, Kim S, Chiang KY, Butker E, Khan MK, Haight AE, Chen Z, Esiashvili N. Factors Influencing Pulmonary Toxicity in Children Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the Setting of Total Body Irradiation-Based Myeloablative Conditioning. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Feb.94(2):349-359. Pubmedid: 26853343.
    • Ganju RG, Nanda RH, Esiashvili N, Switchenko JM, Wasilewski-Masker K, Marchak JG. The Effect of Transition Clinics on Knowledge of Diagnosis and Perception of Risk in Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. J Pediat Hematol Onc. 2016 Apr.38(3):197-201. Pubmedid: 26925717. Pmcid: PMC4937789.
    • Kirkland RS, Nanda RH, Alazraki A, Esiashvili N. Influence of Pulmonary Nodules on Chest Computed Tomography and Risk of Recurrence in Stage IV Wilms Tumor. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jun.92(2):332-338. Pubmedid: 25754630.
    • Nanda RH, El-Rayes B, Maithel SK, Landry J. Neoadjuvant modified FOLFIRINOX and chemoradiation therapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer improves resectability. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jun.111(8):1028-1034. Pubmedid: 26073887.
    • Nanda RH, Liu Y, Gillespie TW, Mikell JL, Ramalingam SS, Fernandez FG, Curran WJ, Lipscomb J, Higgins KA. Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus no treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer in medically inoperable elderly patients: A National Cancer Data Base analysis. Cancer. 2015 Dec.121(23):4222-4230. Pubmedid: 26348268.
    • Kandula S, Prabhu RS, Nanda R, Switchenko JM, Cash T, Qayed M, Katzenstein H, Esiashvili N. Outcomes After Radiation Therapy to Metastatic Sites in Patients With Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. J Pediat Hematol Onc. 2015 Apr.37(3):175-180. Pubmedid: 25238225. Pmcid: PMC4869887.
    • Nanda R, Dhabbaan A, Janss A, Shu HK, Esiashvili N. The feasibility of frameless stereotactic radiosurgery in the management of pediatric central nervous system tumors. J Neurooncol. 2014 Apr.117(2):329-335. Pubmedid: 24549752.
    • Hazariwala R, Morris CG, Gilbert S, Algood C, Zlotecki RA. Radiotherapy for spermatic cord sarcoma. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug.36(4):392-394. Pubmedid: 22772428.
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