Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy
Director, Women’s Clinical Cancer Genetics Program
Stanford University School of Medicine
research focuses on the identification of women with elevated breast and gynecologic cancer risk, and on the development and evaluation of novel techniques for early cancer detection and risk reduction. As Director of the Stanford Women’s Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, her practice centers on women at high risk of breast and gynecologic cancers.
earned her M.D. degree at Harvard Medical School, completed residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, then trained in Medical Oncology and earned her M.Sc. degree in Epidemiology at Stanford University. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, many in high-impact journals such as JAMA, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Kurian’s research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, California Breast Cancer Research Program, Komen for the Cure Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, BRCA Foundation and others. Dr. Kurian serves on several national committees that advance the clinical and research mission of women’s cancer genetics: she develops evidence-based practice guidelines as a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and has led the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Scientific Program Committee for Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention.