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Nick Figura, MD

 
Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Program: Radiation Oncology

Overview

Cancer Focus: Brain Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Glioblastoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer

Dr. Nicholas Figura is an Assistant Member in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Figura will be located at the Moffitt partnership site at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, working with Dr. Ronica Nanda and Dr. Roberto Diaz. Dr. Figura received his MD from the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine. He recently completed a Radiation Oncology Residency at Moffitt Cancer Center/University of South Florida, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Figura’s clinical interests include the use of definitive radiotherapy in the treatment of head and neck, thoracic, gastrointestinal, and hematologic malignancies as well as the use of palliative radiotherapy for oligometastatic disease. His primary research focuses on the use of radiotherapy in novel clinical settings to ultimately improve patient outcomes, such as 1) combining immunotherapy and radiation in the treatment of oligometastatic disease, 2) incorporating radiotherapy as a bridging treatment strategy for patients undergoing CAR T-cell therapy, and 3) exploring the potential role of noninvasive cardiac ablation using stereotactic radiotherapy for refractory cardiac arrhythmias.


Education & Training

Residency:

  • Moffitt Cancer Center - Radiation Oncology

Medical School:

  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine - MD
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Publications

  • Mills MN, Thawani C, Figura NB, Oliver DE, Soyano AE, Etame A, Robinson TJ, Liu JK, Vogelbaum MA, Forsyth PA, Czerniecki BJ, Soliman HH, Han HS, Yu HM, Ahmed KA. Breast cancer subtype predicts clinical outcomes after stereotactic radiation for brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2021 May.152(3):591-601. Pubmedid: 33742358.
  • Mills MN, Naz A, Thawani C, Walker C, Figura NB, Kushchayev S, Oliver DE, Etame AB, Yu HM, Robinson TJ, Liu JKC, Vogelbaum MA, Forsyth PA, Czerniecki BJ, Soliman HH, Han HS, Ahmed KA. Capecitabine and stereotactic radiation in the management of breast cancer brain metastases. BMC Cancer. 2021 May.21(1):552. Pubmedid: 33992087. Pmcid: PMC8126143.
  • Mills MN, Walker C, Thawani C, Naz A, Figura NB, Kushchayev S, Etame A, Yu HM, Robinson TJ, Liu J, Vogelbaum MA, Forsyth PA, Czerniecki BJ, Soliman HH, Han HS, Ahmed KA. Trastuzumab Emtansine (T-DM1) and stereotactic radiation in the management of HER2+ breast cancer brain metastases. BMC Cancer. 2021 Mar.21(1):223. Pubmedid: 33663447. Pmcid: PMC7934378.
  • Figura NB, Robinson TJ, Sim AJ, Wang X, Cao B, Chavez JC, Shah BD, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Davila M, Bachmeier C, Nishihori T, Liu HD, Kim S, Locke FL, Jain MD. Patterns and Predictors of Failure in Recurrent or Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphomas following Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Jul. Pubmedid: 34242714.
  • Bates JE, De Leo AN, Malouff TD, Parekh AD, Patel NV, Figura NB, Asher D, Mohammadi H, Waddle MR. Resident Considerations for Virtual Interviews in Radiation Oncology: Perspectives from the Sunshine State. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 Oct. Pubmedid: 33073062. Pmcid: PMC7547573.
  • Sim AJ, Ahmed KA, Keller A, Figura NB, Oliver DE, Sarangkasiri S, Robinson TJ, Johnstone PAS, Yu HM, Naghavi AO. Outcomes and the Role of Primary Histology Following LINAC-based Stereotactic Radiation for Sarcoma Brain Metastases. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 May.43(5):356-361. Pubmedid: 32217854.
  • Mohammadi H, De Leo AN, Asher D, Malouff TD, Waddle MR, Figura NB, Patel NV, Bates JE, Parekh AD. The Florida Radiation Oncology Resident Experience During Coronavirus Disease 2019: Perspectives and Recommendations. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2020 May.5(4):727-731. Pubmedid: 32426557. Pmcid: PMC7233204.
  • Mohammadi H, Prince A, Figura NB, Peacock JS, Fernandez DC, Montejo ME, Chon HS, Wenham RM, Eschrich SA, Torres-Roca JF, Ahmed KA. Using the Radiosensitivity Index (RSI) to Predict Pelvic Failure in Endometrial Cancer Treated With Adjuvant Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Mar.106(3):496-502. Pubmedid: 31759077. Pmcid: PMC7050205.
  • Yang G, Mills M, Kim Y, Figura NB, Doyle C, Oliver D, Grass GD, Robinson T, Chavez J, Kim S. Enhancement of the Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (FLIPI) with lymphopenia (FLIPI-L): a predictor for overall survival and histologic transformation. Blood Cancer J. 2020 Jan.9(12):104. Pubmedid: 31894139. Pmcid: PMC6938796.
  • Figura NB, Oliver DE, Mohammadi H, Martinez K, Grass GD, Hoffe SE, Johnstone PAS, Frakes JM. Novel Dose Escalation Approaches for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy to Adrenal Oligometastases: A Single-Institution Experience. Am J Clin Oncol. 2020 Feb.43(2):107-114. Pubmedid: 31764023.
  • Mills MN, Figura NB, Arrington JA, Yu HM, Etame AB, Vogelbaum MA, Soliman H, Czerniecki BJ, Forsyth PA, Han HS, Ahmed KA. Management of brain metastases in breast cancer: a review of current practices and emerging treatments. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Apr.180(2):279-300. Pubmedid: 32030570.
  • Figura NB, Rizk VT, Armaghani AJ, Arrington JA, Etame AB, Han HS, Czerniecki BJ, Forsyth PA, Ahmed KA. Breast leptomeningeal disease: a review of current practices and updates on management. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Sep.177(2):277-294. Pubmedid: 31209686.
  • Holtzman AL, Bryant CM, Mendenhall NP, Mendenhall WM, Nichols RC, Henderson RH, Figura N, Morris CG, Williams CR, Li Z, Hoppe BS. Patient-Reported Sexual Survivorship Following High-Dose Image-Guided Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Radiother Oncol. 2019 May.134:204-210. Pubmedid: 31005217.
  • Figura NB, Rizk VT, Mohammadi H, Evernden B, Mokhtari S, Yu HM, Robinson TJ, Etame AB, Tran ND, Liu J, Washington I, Diaz R, Czerniecki BJ, Soliman H, Han HS, Sahebjam S, Forsyth PA, Ahmed KA. Clinical outcomes of breast leptomeningeal disease treated with intrathecal trastuzumab, intrathecal chemotherapy, or whole brain radiation therapy. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jun.175(3):781-788. Pubmedid: 30859348.
  • Sim AJ, Jain MD, Figura N, Chavez JC, Shah BD, Khimani F, Lazarayan A, Krivenko G, Davila ML, Liu HD, Falchook AD, Dahiya S, Rapoport AP, Kim SU, Locke FL, Robinson TJ. Radiation Therapy as a Bridging Strategy for CAR T Cell Therapy With Axicabtagene Ciloleucel in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Dec.105(5):1012-1021. Pubmedid: 31175906. Pmcid: PMC6872916.
  • Figura NB, Potluri TK, Mohammadi H, Oliver DE, Arrington JA, Robinson TJ, Etame AB, Tran ND, Liu JK, Soliman H, Forsyth PA, Sahebjam S, Yu HM, Han HS, Ahmed KA. CDK 4/6 inhibitors and stereotactic radiation in the management of hormone receptor positive breast cancer brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2019 Aug.144(3):583-589. Pubmedid: 31399935.
  • Ahmed KA, Liveringhouse CL, Mills MN, Figura NB, Grass GD, Washington IR, Harris EE, Czerniecki BJ, Blumencranz PW, Eschrich SA, Scott JG, Diaz R, Torres-Roca JF. Utilizing the genomically adjusted radiation dose (GARD) to personalize adjuvant radiotherapy in triple negative breast cancer management. EBioMedicine. 2019 Aug.47:163-169. Pubmedid: 31416721. Pmcid: PMC6796536.
  • Oliver DE, Mohammadi H, Figura N, Frakes JM, Yamoah K, Perez BA, Wuthrick EJ, Naghavi AO, Caudell JJ, Harrison LB, Torres-Roca JF, Ahmed KA. Novel Genomic-Based Strategies to Personalize Lymph Node Radiation Therapy. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2019 Apr.29(2):111-125. Pubmedid: 30827449.
  • Chuong MD, Frakes JM, Figura N, Hoffe SE, Shridhar R, Mellon EA, Hodul PJ, Malafa MP, Springett GM, Centeno BA. Histopathologic tumor response after induction chemotherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Apr.7(2):221-227. Pubmedid: 27034789. Pmcid: PMC4783738.

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