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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Megan E. Daly, M.D. View profile as PDF

Megan E. Daly

Philosophy of Care

I believe in treating cancer aggressively while maintaining my patients’ quality of life and well-being. I feel that cancer treatment is a partnership between each patient and the team of specialists providing care. My goal is for my patients to fully understand all treatment options and to feel completely comfortable with their treatment decisions.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Daly has a clinical focus on the treatment of thoracic malignancies, lymphoma, and head and neck cancers. She specializes in a variety of radiotherapy techniques including stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT).


Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Daly’s research interests focus on the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy for the treatment of early-stage lung cancer, metastatic lesions to the lung, and for primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. She also has a research interest in head and neck cancer, specifically in the use of advances in image guidance and conformal treatments to allow dose escalation while sparing normal tissues and reducing the side-effect profile of radiation treatment.


Assistant Professor



Radiation Oncology


UC Davis Cancer Center

Center/Program Affiliation:


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

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-362-5566


M.D., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2006
B.S., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2001


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA 2007


Stanford University, Stanford CA 2011

Board Certifications:

Medical Board of California-Physician and Surgeon license, 2007

Professional Memberships:

American Association for Women Radiologists
American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
NRG Oncology
Radiological Society of North America
Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

Select Honors and Awards:

Amador Cancer Research Foundation, Christine and Helen Landgraf Award, 2016

Radiation Oncology Faculty Educator of the Year, University of California, Davis 2012, 2013

Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident Research Award, 2011

AAWR Member-in-Training Award for Outstanding ASTRO Presentation, 2009

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award-Stanford Medical School, 2009

Select Recent Publications:

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To see if Megan E. Daly is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).