Biostatistics and Cancer Research

The University of Illinois Cancer Center serves patients across Cook County, including the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  The urban and racially and ethnically diverse Cook County is home to more than 40 percent of the state’s population and has been designated by the federal government a medically underserved area.

The Cancer Center's Biostatistics Shared Resource Core was established by Nelson Chen, PhD, assistant professor of biostatistics at the UIC School of Public Health.  The Core works with all Cancer Center members on research across three programs:  cancer biology, translational oncology and cancer prevention and control. Working together as partners, the BSR collaborates and consults with investigators in design, conduct and analysis of cancer-related clinical, preclinical, epidemiological and community-based research. These collaborations lead to the development and application of innovative statistical methodology and summarization of results to address cancer research. They also facilitate the translation of research findings into clinical trials and to disseminate new knowledge that supports the planning of new collaborative research projects.

What we do

  • Research Collaboration on the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of all research activities.

  • Data Support of research databases, population-based observational studies and hospital chart review data.

  • Training Journal clubs, training workshops, and statistical consultation for trainees and early Cancer Center members.

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