Biostatistics and Mathematical Oncology

Director: Jeffrey Longmate, Ph.D.
Co-Director: Russel Rockne, Ph.D.
The Biostatistics 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 Biostatistics Core facility makes its services available to all City of Hope and Beckman Research Institute researchers.
The Biostatistics 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
The Biostatistics Core offers a wide variety of professional services, including:
Collaboration: Participation in research intended for publication is the primary objective of the facility. Contact any core statistician, or contact the director for an introduction.
Support: In addition to providing assistance with data analyses, members of the Biostatistics Core facility can help design studies, grant proposals, clinical protocols, and manuscripts.
Consultation: Early contact about research planning is always welcome. Experts at the facility are pleased to advise investigators on statistical issues in research, or to explore possible opportunities for collaboration. Investigators may contact the director for an introduction to a statistician. Consultation is always free and generally consists of one or two meetings.
  • Statistical Computation: Provided in conjunction with collaboration.  The core does not provide user-directed computing, and does not operate a help desk concerning statistical software.
  • Data Extraction: Provided in conjunction with collaboration, but not as a separate service. Data is available for extraction from various City of Hope databases and from public databases.
Case Investigation: The Biostatistics Core can provide HIPAA-compliant identification of patients with stored tissue samples or of patients with other clinical and disease characteristics.  (phone ext. 32002 or 61444)
Research reported in this publication included work performed in the Biostatistics 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.