University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Niharika Dixit, MD

Niharika Dixit, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Research Summary

My research interest is in cancer disparities. I work at a safety net hospital, and the majority of my patients are underserved and have several challenges in addition to their cancer.

I am also interested in supportive care issues in cancer. My area of interest is chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and neuropathy.

Education

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, MD, 06/1996
Command Hospital, Chandimandir, India, Internship, 06/1998
Armed Forces Medical College , Pune, India, Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 06/2004
Good Samaritan Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, Internship, 06/20006, Internal Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Residency, Internal medicine, 06/2008, Internal Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Massachusettsm, Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 06/2011, Hematology and Oncology

Selected Publications

  1. Abrams DI, Couey P, Dixit N, Sagi V, Hagar W, Vichinsky E, Kelly ME, Connett JE, Gupta K. Effect of Inhaled Cannabis for Pain in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jul 01; 3(7):e2010874.
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  2. Chan RJ, Howell D, Lustberg MB, Mustian K, Koczwara B, Ng CC, Kim Y, Nápoles AM, Dixit N, Klemanski D, Ke Y, Toh YL, Fitch MI, Crichton M, Agarawal S, Chan A. Advances and future directions in the use of mobile health in supportive cancer care: proceedings of the 2019 MASCC Annual Meeting symposium. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Sep; 28(9):4059-4067.
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  3. Lyson HC, Haggstrom D, Bentz M, Obeng-Gyasi S, Dixit N, Sarkar U. Communicating Critical Information to Cancer Survivors: an Assessment of Survivorship Care Plans in Use in Diverse Healthcare Settings. J Cancer Educ. 2020 Mar 04.
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  4. Dixit N, Burke N, Rodriguez G, Sarkar U, Cicerelli B, DeVore JD, Nápoles AM. Knowledge and self-efficacy for caring for breast and colon cancer survivors among safety net primary care providers. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Oct; 28(10):4923-4931.
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  5. Melisa L. Wong, Alexander K. Smith, Christine Miaskowski, Vivek Musinipally, Harvey Jay Cohen, Vivian Lam, Melissa Mazor, Carling Jade Ursem, Kah Poh Loh, Jamie Cohen, Dianne Shumay, Anna Ordin Levin, Niharika Dixit, Janice Grandi, Louise Christie Walter. Mixed methods comparison of functional decline during chemotherapy, immunotherapy (IO), and/or targeted therapy in older adults with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2019 Nov 1; 37(31_suppl):92-92.
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  6. M.L. Wong, A.K. Smith, C. Miaskowski, V. Musinipally, H.J. Cohen, V. Lam, M. Mazor, C.J. Ursem, K. Loh, J.A. Cohen, D. Shumay, A.O. Levin, N. Dixit, J. Grandi, L.C. Walter. P111 “NO ENERGY, ZIP”: A MIXED METHODS COMPARISON OF FUNCTIONAL DECLINE DURING IMMUNOTHERAPY, TARGETED THERAPY, AND/OR CHEMOTHERAPY IN OLDER ADULTS WITH NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER (NSCLC). Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 2019 Nov 1; 10(6):s94-s95.
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  7. Chan A, Hertz DL, Morales M, Adams EJ, Gordon S, Tan CJ, Staff NP, Kamath J, Oh J, Shinde S, Pon D, Dixit N, D'Olimpio J, Dumitrescu C, Gobbo M, Kober K, Mayo S, Pang L, Subbiah I, Beutler AS, Peters KB, Loprinzi C, Lustberg MB. Biological predictors of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): MASCC neurological complications working group overview. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Oct; 27(10):3729-3737.
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  8. Borno HT, Dixit N. Tailoring survivorship to diverse populations with genitourinary malignancies. Urol Oncol. 2020 03; 38(3):118-120.
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  9. Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Chacón L, Stewart AL, Dixit N, Ortiz C. Feasibility of a Mobile Phone App and Telephone Coaching Survivorship Care Planning Program Among Spanish-Speaking Breast Cancer Survivors. JMIR Cancer. 2019 Jul 09; 5(2):e13543.
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  10. Melisa L. Wong, Christine Miaskowski, Alexander K. Smith, W. John Boscardin, Harvey Jay Cohen, Arti Hurria, Vivian Lam, Carling Jade Ursem, Collin Michael Blakely, Matthew A. Gubens, Thierry Marie Jahan, Caroline Elizabeth McCoach, Gregory Maners Allen, Julia Rotow, Niharika Dixit, Vivek Musinipally, Katey R. Webber, Louise Christie Walter. Prognostic factors among older adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): A multisite cohort study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2019 May 20; 37(15_suppl):11540-11540.
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  11. Niharika Dixit, Nancy Burke, Gladys Rodriguez, Urmimala Sarkar, Judy Quan, Joana Devore, Barbara Cicerelli, Anna Napoles. PCPs knowledge and self-efficacy for caring for breast and colon cancer survivors. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 May 20; 36(15_suppl):10083-10083.
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  12. Niharika Dixit, Piera Wong, Robin McBride, Ditas Hernandez, Barbara Cicerelli. Survivorship care plans in safety net: Bridging the barriers. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Mar 1; 36(7_suppl):68-68.
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  13. Nápoles AM, Ortiz C, Santoyo-Olsson J, Stewart AL, Lee HE, Duron Y, Dixit N, Luce J, Flores DJ. Post-Treatment Survivorship Care Needs of Spanish-speaking Latinas with Breast Cancer. J Community Support Oncol. 2017; 15(1):20-27.
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  14. Dixit N, Crawford GB, Lemonde M, Rittenberg CN, Fernández-Ortega P. Left behind: cancer disparities in the developed world. Support Care Cancer. 2016 08; 24(8):3261-4.
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  15. Satchi-Fainaro R, Ferber S, Segal E, Ma L, Dixit N, Ijaz A, Hlatky L, Abdollahi A, Almog N. Prospective identification of glioblastoma cells generating dormant tumors. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e44395.
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