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Biostatistics Core

The purpose of the Biostatistics Core is to provide professional expertise in biostatistics and bioinformatics for all Breast Cancer SPORE projects, investigators, and participants. Functions provided by this core include development of experimental designs and power and sample size analysis; data quality control; statistical and bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of findings; and collaboration on presentation of results. To achieve these functions, the core director and core members are constantly available to investigators and are in regular contact with project and core leaders.

The primary objectives of the Biostatistics Core are:

  1. To provide study design and review all laboratory, animal, and clinical studies including feasibility assessment, power analysis, and sample size analysis.

  2. To collaborate in project data analysis, interpretation of results, and the writing of final study reports and manuscripts.

  3. To work with the Pathology & Tissue Informatics Core and Imaging Core in the development of research project databases to maintain data quality control and to ensure timely data capture.

  4. To develop and evaluate statistical/bioinformatic methods for experimental design and data analysis