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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jyoti Mayadev, M.D. View profile as PDF

Jyoti  Mayadev

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Mayadev believes in providing each patient with the most comprehensive cancer care in a supportive and compassionate environment. Her multidisciplinary approach to treatment focuses on the patient in a team oriented setting.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mayadev has a clinical focus on the treatment of breast and gynecologic malignancies.  She is a national principal investigator through the NRG oncology group for cervical cancer, and is the co-chair of the Phase I committee for gynecologic radiation therapy.  She specializes in various radiotherapy techniques including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and high dose rate brachytherapy.  

Dr. Mayadev is specifically interested in using technical advances to improve the clinical delivery and side effect profile of radiation therapy, and in particular brachytherapy.  She has extensive clinical experience in brachytherapy procedures, and explores the use of intraoperative image guidance from a clinical and research standpoint.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Maydev's research interests focus on the investigation of novel therapeutics and immunotherapy to improve the outcomes of cervical cancer.  In addition, she explores various methods of delivery of radiation treatments.  

Dr. Mayadev’s research passion is in studying the technical delivery of high dose rate brachytherapy to an effort to spare normal tissue toxicity, particularly for gynecological cancers.     


Associate Professor



Radiation Oncology


UC Davis Cancer Center

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X St., G-140
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 800-800--362-5566

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M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH 2004
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH 2000


Internal Medicine, Providence Portland Medical Center, Porland OR 2004-2005


Radiation Oncology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA 2005-2008
Chief Resident-Radiation Oncology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle WA 2008-2009

Board Certifications:

American Board of Radiology, 2010
Medical Board of California, 2009

Professional Memberships:

American Brachytherapy Society
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
ATHENA University of California Breast Collaboration
NRG Oncology Gynecological Phase I Committee
NRG Radiation Oncology Developmental Therapeutics, GYN
Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists

Select Honors and Awards:

UC Davis Dean’s Award for Excellence, GYN brachytherapy Award, 2015

UC Davis Radiation Oncology, Educator of the Year Award, 2014

UC Davis Cancer Center Highest Clinical Trial Accrual, 2014

Selected UCD faculty delegate atendee to AAMC Early Women's Career Development Seminar, 2011

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine Mentor, Medical Student Research Fellowship Award, 2011

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine Mentor, Medical Student Research Fellowship Award, 2010

Merit award for poster presentation at ASCO meeting October 2010, 2010

Providence Portland Medical Center, International Aid Grant, Mental Health Workers to Counsel Women of Domestic and Sexual Abuse in Rural El Salvador, 2005

Select Recent Publications:

To view Dr. Mayadev's publications, please click here.

Tait LM, Hoffman D, Benedict S, Valicenti R, Mayadev JS. The use of MRI deformable image registration for CT-based brachytherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer. Brachytherapy. 2016 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Rash D, Hess C, Lentz S, Tait L, Michaud A, Mayadev J. Prospective evaluation of patient satisfaction after the use of brachytherapy specific educational materials for cervical cancer. Brachytherapy. 2016 Jan-Feb;15(1):65-70.

Mayadev J, Lim J, Durbin-Johnson B, Valicenti R, Alvarez E. Smoking Decreases Survival in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer Treated With Radiation. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Mayadev J, Li CS, Lim J, Valicenti R, Alvarez EA. Alcohol Abuse Decreases Pelvic Control and Survival in Cervical Cancer: An Opportunity of Lifestyle Intervention for Outcome Improvement. Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Mayadev J, Dieterich S, Harse R, Lentz S, Mathai M, Boddu S, Kern M, Courquin J, Stern RL. A failure modes and effects analysis study for gynecologic high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2015 Nov-Dec;14(6):866-75.

Mayadev J, Qi L, Lentz S, Benedict S, Courquin J, Dieterich S, Mathai M, Stern R, Valicenti R. Implant time and process efficiency for CT-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Brachytherapy. 2014 May-Jun;13(3):233-9.

Mayadev J, Fish K, Valicenti R, West D, Chen A, Martinez S, Phillips T. Utilization and impact of a postmastectomy radiation boost for invasive breast cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Nov-Dec;4(6):e269-78.

Rash DL, Lee YC, Kashefi A, Durbin-Johnson B, Mathai M, Valicenti R, Mayadev JS. Clinical response of pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenopathy to a radiation boost in the definitive management of locally advanced cervical cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Oct 1;87(2):317-22.

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