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Biostatistics and Computational Biology

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Biostatistics and Computational Biology Program

The Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology fosters fundamental and targeted research into the mathematical and computational questions in statistical science that arise in cancer research.  Program members work in close collaboration with basic scientists, population scientists, and clinicians at the Cancer Center to develop new methodology in statistical science and computational biology that responds to emerging areas of cancer research.  Standard designs and analyses are typically handled by the Biostatistics Core.

Research in genomics constitutes a major focus of the Program. In the future, Program members will begin to engage in translational statistical research as mature genomic assays are beginning to be implemented in clinical trials. This represents a new and exciting area, for which collaboration with members from the clinical-based programs will be critical.