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The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center joins ASCO’s CancerLinQ™ Big Data Platform to improve quality of cancer care

The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center's Electronic Health Records are now Part of Growing CancerLinQ™ Database to Help Physicians Uncover Patterns and Trends and Receive Real-Time Quality Feedback

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in Truckee, CA has joined CancerLinQ™, a big data initiative developed and led by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to rapidly improve the quality of care for people with cancer. Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is one of more than 93 practices that have signed agreements with a CancerLinQ LLC, a wholly owned nonprofit of ASCO dedicated to the development and operation of the CancerLinQ™ system.

CancerLinQ™ will allow cancer care 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. The CancerLinQ™ platform is the only effort of its kind being driven by a non-profit, physician organization, and it leverages the combined expertise of 40,000 of the world’s leading oncologists who comprise ASCO’s membership and merges it with market-leading big data analytics from SAP. The platform uses SAP Connected Health built on the SAP HANA® platform, a flexible, multi-purpose data management and application platform created by SAP.

"We are thrilled that Tahoe Forest Cancer Center joined CancerLinQ and our mission to improve the care of millions of people living with cancer," said CancerLinQ LLC Chief Executive Officer Kevin Fitzpatrick. "Each practice that joins CancerLinQ adds to our collective experience and knowledge of cancer care and better equips oncologists to provide higher-quality and more tailored care for patients, no matter where they live."

CancerLinQ™ is supported in part through the Conquer Cancer Foundation, whose generous donors have helped make the system possible. 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 more than 40,000 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