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                                                                        Phone : 615.936.2572
                                                                                                                                                                     Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

                                                                                               Biostatistics Shared Resource 571 Preston Research Building (6848)

                                                                                               Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences
                                                                                               Division of Cancer Biostatistics
The mission of Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences
is to provide state-of-the-art statistical support
to cancer center investigators, projects, and participants.

The Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences team works with
Cancer Center investigators to:                                                                                                                                     Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative
• Define objectives and endpoints                                                                                                                                                Sciences
• Analyze pilot data
                                                                                                                                                                     Division of Cancer Biostatistics
• Select appropriate designs
                                                                                                                                                                      Biostatistics Shared Resource
• Devise blinding and randomization schemes
• Plan interim analyses
• Determine early stopping rules                                                                                                                                                 YU SHYR, PH.D.
• Compute adequate sample sizes with concern clinical as well as statistical                                                                                              Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
significance                                                                                                                                                                  Professor of Biostatistics
• Estimate time required to accrue total patient population

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• Specify statistical methods
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• Prepare statistical sections of grant and protocol applications
• Design relational databases
Objectives                                                                                                      Personnel
The members of the Vanderbilt Center for                                                                        Yu Shyr, Ph.D.
Quantitative Sciences endeavor to:                                                                              Professor and Chief, Division of Cancer Biostatistics,
                                                                                                                Ingram Professor of Cancer Research

• Provide consultative services for Cancer Center                                                               Biostatisticians
investigators in the statistical design, conduct, and                                                           Ayumi Shintani, Ph.D., MPH Assoc Prof of Biostat
analysis of studies                                                                                             Chun Li, Ph.D. Assoc Prof of Biostat
                                                                                                                Xi (Steven) Chen, Ph.D. Asst Prof of Biostat
                                                                                                                Tatsuki Koyama, Ph.D. Asst Prof of Biostat
• Collaborate in funded research efforts initiated                                                              Fei Ye, Ph.D. Asst Prof of Biostat
by Cancer Center laboratory and clinical                 Charges                                                Ben Saville, Ph.D. Asst Prof of Biostat
investigators, by providing statistical expertise in                                                            Mary Dietrich, Ph.D. Asst Prof of Med
                                                         There is no charge-back for using the Cancer           Irene Feurer, Ph.D. Resrch Prof of Surg and Biostat
study design, power and sample size analysis; data       Biostatistics Center since biostatistical input is     David C. Airey, Ph.D. Resrch Asst Prof of Pharm
analysis; interpretation of results; and writing of      crucial to most clinical and laboratory studies;       Ming Li, Ph.D. Resrch Prof of Biostat
manuscripts                                              however, the Cancer Center requires that at least      Yajun (Andrew) Yi, Ph.D. Resrch Prof of Genet Med
                                                                                                                Gregory D. (Dan) Ayers, M.S. Sr Assoc in Biostat
                                                         one of the resource staff be listed as co-
• Provide relational database design, data tracking,     investigator on related research grant applications.
                                                                                                                Heidi Chen, Ph.D. Assoc in Biostat
                                                                                                                William Wu, Ph.D. Assoc in Biostat
forms, queries, and reports for investigator-                                                                   Aixiang Jiang, M.S. Asst in Biostat
initiated clinical trial databases or laboratory study
database s                                               Equipment and Software Tools                           Staff Biostatisticians and Bioinformaticians
                                                                                                                JoAnn Alvarez, M.S.
                                                         • Thirty Intel Processor Workstations
• Develop and evaluate statistical methods for                                                                  Kang-Hsien (Frank) Fan, M.S.
                                                         • Windows 2003 & 2008 Servers                          Elizabeth Koehler, M.S.
experimental design and data analysis
                                                         • Complete backup of critical data performed           Jiang Li, M.S.
                                                         nightly                                                Pengcheng Lu, M.S.
• Work with the Cancer Center Clinical Trials                                                                   Sharon Phillips, MSPH
                                                         • R, MATLAB, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and other
Shared Resource in the development of a new                                                                     Zhiguo (Alex) Zhao, M.S.
                                                         statistical applications                               Mingsheng (Mike) Guo, Ph.D.
research project database to maintain data quality
                                                                                                                Yan Guo, Ph.D.
control and ensure timely data capture
                                                                                                                Computer Systems Analyst
• Train VICC members in research design and                                                                     David P. Biagi, B.S.
data analysis through seminars, short statistical                                                               Will Gray, B.S.
workshops, and individual sessions on statistical                                                               Bashar Shakhtour, B.S.
methods                                                   Important                                             Tingyuan (Tian) Yuan
                                                                                                                Joan Zhang, M.S.
                                                          The Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative
                                                          Sciences supported by the National Cancer             Administrative Staff
Contact Us                                                Institute.                                            Yolanda Ayuso, B.S.
Phone : 615.936.2572                                      Please acknowledge use of this center in any          Lynne Berry, Ph.D.
                                                          publications, citing grant number P30                 Joanne Goodwin, B.A.
Fax: 615.936.2602                                                                                               Regina Smith, B.S.                                CA68485.

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