Biometry

The Biometry Shared Service (BSS) at The University of Arizona Cancer Center brings together expertise in biostatistics, clinical trials, epidemiology, applied mathematics, statistical computing, and database applications.
BSS personnel have wide-ranging involvement across Cancer Center research activities, including clinical, translational, basic, and population-based research. Biostatistical collaboration and consultation have been provided for investigators in each of the Cancer Center Scientific Programs. The BSS is active in all phases of study design, operation, data management, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation. Provided services include:

  • protocol development;
  • review of Cancer Center protocols;
  • data analysis and reporting;
  • statistical database applications;
  • data services and computer programming;
  • education and training;
  • statistical consultation and collaboration.

Currently the BSS consists of a Director (Dr. Denise Roe), three PhD-level biostatisticians (Dr. Haiyan Cui, Dr. Paul Hsu, Dr. Chengcheng Hu), four masters-level statisticians, a masters-level computer scientist, two data managers/programmers, and a program coordinator. Two additional Biostatistics faculty members, Drs. Melanie Bell and Jin Zhou recently joined the Biostatistics Section in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. They are developing statistical collaborations with UACC members.

Recruitment activities in Biometry are enhancing the breadth of biostatistical support of Cancer Center activities, allowing the fostering of the philosophy that productive research requires high quality biostatistical collaboration. Biometry faculty have had significant success in attracting funding for biostatistics-related Cores in a number of long-term research projects in the Cancer Center, and in addition, BSS biostatisticians serve as co-investigators on numerous other funded studies. Collaboration of Biometry personnel with Cancer Center investigators on the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of cancer studies continues to enhance the quality of the research.

Those interested in meeting with BSS personnel should contact Angela Wakeham (email: awakeham@email.arizona.edu, phone: 520-626-2077).