An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology Core facility draws upon a talented group of statisticians who collaborate across basic, translational, clinical and population-oriented research at City of Hope's Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Core is supported by City of Hope’s Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), which is funded by the National Cancer Institute and by additional institutional support.
The core facility makes its services available to all City of Hope and Beckman Research Institute researchers.
The Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology Core includes numerous accomplished researchers with expertise in:
  • 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 Research and Modeling: numerical and graphical data summary, statistical inference, and prediction models
To access Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology Core services, or to use the facility, please contact us at 626-256-4673, ext. 85266.
Research reported in this publication included work performed in the Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology Core and supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30CA33572. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
This core is a Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) Sponsored Core.

Meet the Team

Director, Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology
Co-Director, Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology

Abstract for Grants

Note:  Proposals including a statistician as a collaborator will ordinarily include a biosketch, and possibly a letter of collaboration.  For proposals in which a statistician has a small, defined role, funding for core support may be included as an expense, in which case you may wish to contact the collaborating statistician or the director for a letter of support.  The following generic statement is provided as a resource, but please contact the Biostatistics Core if you use it.
The Biostatistics Core is a shared resource of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.  It draws upon 10 doctoral-level statisticians and 6 staff statisticians.  Members of the Biostatistics Core collaborate in basic, translational, clinical and population research, and its services are available to all City of Hope researchers.  Research areas supported include: bioassay, animal models, genomics, genetics, mutation, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, diagnostics, biomarkers, clinical trials, clinical epidemiology; population epidemiology, genetic epidemiology.
In general, the core can provide standard and principled approaches to numerical and graphical data summary, statistical inference, modeling, and prediction. Core members help with study design, grant proposals, clinical protocols, data analysis, and manuscripts.  Statistical software includes SAS, R, StatXact, EaST, and NQuery Advisor.  A linux cluster is available for computationally intensive projects, and COH has excellent network and IT support.