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Allison W. Kurian - Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Epidemiology & Population Health

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Dr. Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc. is a Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained as an intern and 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.

Dr. Kurian’s research focuses on cancer genetics, precision oncology and the quality of cancer care at the population level. One current area of investigation is the utility of next-generation sequencing technology for clinical decision-making. Dr. Kurian's research has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the BRCA Foundation.

As Director of the Stanford Women’s Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, Dr. Kurian focuses her clinical practice on women at high risk for developing breast and gynecologic cancers. She is also a clinically active oncologist, treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer.