The Oncoshare Project

The Stanford-Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Oncoshare Project was founded in 2008 with the goal of using a “big data” approach to improve breast cancer care.

The mission is to build a comprehensive breast cancer research tool that integrates data from a number of unique local and national resources: the statewide, population-based California Cancer Registry; electronic medical records (EMRs) from Stanford University Hospital and multiple sites of the community-based PAMF healthcare system; detailed genomic sequencing results directly from clinical testing laboratories; and patient-reported data on cancer care preferences and experiences. 

Spanning two healthcare systems, Oncoshare is unique in its breadth of focus coupled to its depth of clinical detail. This “big data” approach enables us to generate high-resolution maps of breast cancer treatment, and thus to identify care pathways that yield the best outcomes for patients.  


Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc.
Principal Investigator

Dr. Kurian directs the Women's Clinical Cancer Genetics Program and is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Research & Policy at Stanford University. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained as a resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed her fellowship training in Medical Oncology along with a master’s degree in Epidemiology at Stanford University. 


Harold S. Luft, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Dr. Luft is Director of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI). He is also Caldwell B. Esselstyn Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Health Economics at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He received his his A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. in economics, specializing in health sector economics and public finance, from Harvard University.


Featured Paper

Low YS, Daugherty AC, Schroeder EA, Chen W, Seto T, Weber S, Lim M, Hastie T, Mathur M, Desai M, Farrington C, Radin A, Sirota M, Kenkare P, Thompson CA, Yu PP, Gomez SL, Sledge GW, Kurian AW, Shah NH.

Synergistic drug combinations from electronic health records and gene expression. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017;24:565-76.

Oncoshare Monthly Meetings

Location: 
Medical School Office Building (MSOB)
1265 Welch Rd.
Stanford, CA 94305

Flr. 2, Rm. 275 

Time:
4-5pm first Monday of the month

Next Meeting:
January 8, 2018