Northwest Screening and Cancer Outcomes Research Enterprise (NW-SCORE)

NW-SCORE is a unique partnership between the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and community radiology and pathology practices in the Pacific Northwest to aggregate de-identified breast imaging data with the goal of improving population-based screening outcomes. Overall, NW-SCORE will create a resource for big data research, including artificial intelligence research, that will influence regional and national screening policies and practices.


  1. Conduct rigorous research to improve breast cancer screening and early detection and to reduce the burden of disease.
  2. Build a major data resource for observational studies involving breast imaging and cancer outcomes;
  3. Collaborate with other organizations to develop novel data linkages and conduct innovative research that will inform policy and practice decision-makers.