Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Joins CancerLinQ as Participating Practice

For immediate release
May 2, 2017


Kate Crawford

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --  CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®), has announced that Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, Calif. has signed an agreement to participate in the CancerLinQ® platform. 

"CancerLinQ aims to help providers like Santa Clara Valley Medical Center learn from a broad group of cancer patients to support the delivery of high quality care," said CancerLinQ LLC CEO Kevin Fitzpatrick. "Participation will allow Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to gain insights and discover patterns that can lead to improvements in the care they provide."

CancerLinQ® is a powerful platform containing growing amounts of real-world cancer information. This national initiative will allow cancer providers to improve the quality and value of care by analyzing millions of cancer patient medical records, uncovering patterns and trends, and measuring their care against that of their peers and recommended guidelines.

SCVMC is a safety-net hospital with 10 oncologists providing care to residents of Santa Clara County, California. The Sobrato Cancer Center at SCVMC offers state-of-the-art cancer treatment in a compassionate personalized multicultural environment. Patients in the cancer program benefit from the coordinated care of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Physicians who are oncology specialists manage treatment and the care team, which includes specialized nurses and coordinators. 

To date, over 80 practices in 40 states and the District of Columbia, representing more than 1,500 oncologists, have signed agreements to participate in CancerLinQ. For more information on how to participate, please visit

"Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's commitment to delivering quality care in our community and beyond encouraged us to join CancerLinQ," said Nam Cho, MD, Medical Director of Sobrato Cancer Center. "We are excited to be a CancerLinQ Vanguard Practice and contribute to this growing national initiative to improve patient care." 

CancerLinQ® is supported in part through the Conquer Cancer Foundation, whose generous donors have helped make the system possible. Major supporters include Amgen; Astellas; AstraZeneca; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Cancer Treatment Centers of America®; Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation; Genentech BioOncology™; HELSINN; Janssen Oncology; Lilly; Raj Mantena, RPh; Novartis Oncology; Pfizer Oncology; Thomas G. Roberts, Jr., MD and Susan M. DaSilva; and Susan G. Komen®.

CancerLinQ® is a project of CancerLinQ LLC. For more information, please visit

About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Learn more at, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About CancerLinQ LLC
CancerLinQ LLC is a subsidiary of American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. established for the development and operation of the CancerLinQ® initiative. CancerLinQ® is a health information technology platform aimed at enhancing and improving the understanding and treatment of cancer. To learn more, visit

About Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
For over 140 years, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has been an integral part of the public healthcare delivery system in Santa Clara County. Then, as now, our mission is to provide high quality care and excellent services to residents of our community. SCVMC is nationally recognized and is accredited by The Joint Commission. Additionally, the Burn Center, Rehabilitation Center, Cancer Center, Emergency Department, Trauma and Stroke Programs, have been accredited by The Joint Commission or verified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association. SCVMC is proud of the comprehensive, compassionate and innovative healthcare services provided by our committed staff each and every day - in the hospital and throughout 11 health facilities conveniently located across Santa Clara County.