Director: Jeffrey Longmate, Ph.D.
Co-Director: David Smith, Ph.D.
The Biostatistics Core facility draws upon a group of statisticians who collaborate in basic, translational, clinical and population research in the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Core is supported by City of Hope’s NCI-funded Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), with additional institutional support. Its services are available to all City of Hope and Beckman researchers.
Areas of expertise include: Basic science: statistical methods for assays and bioassays, animal models, genomics (RNA-seq, CHIP-seq, microarray, rRNA microbial classification), mutation spectra, experimental genetics; Translational science: animal models, xenografts, cell migration, statistics for toxicology, pharmacokinetic modeling; Clinical Science: clinical trials, diagnostics, biomarkers, retrospective clinical studies, clinical epidemiology; Population Science: Epidemiology, genetic epidemiology; General: numerical and graphical data summary, statistical inference, and prediction models.
Research Roles: Core members can help with study design, grant proposals, clinical protocols, data analysis, and manuscripts.
Collaboration in research intended for publication is our main activity. Contact any core statistician, or contact the director for an introduction (email: #biostat_core).
Consulting is available to advise investigators on statistical issues in research, or to explore possible collaboration. This is often simply a collegial interaction, but investigators may contact the director (email: #biostat_core) for an introduction to a statistician. Consulting generally consists of one or two meetings, and it’s always free. Early contact about research planning is always welcomed.
Case finding: The core can provide HIPAA-compliant identification of patients with stored tissue samples or other clinical and disease characteristics. (email: #case_finding; phone ext. 32002 or 61444)
Statistical Computing is provided in conjunction with collaboration. The core does not provide user-directed computing, and does not operate a help desk for statistical software.
from various COH and public databases is provided in conjunction with collaboration, but is not provided as a separate service.
To access services or to use the facility, please contact us at 626-256-HOPE (4673), ext. 61444 or via email (#biostat_core or email@example.com).