Our biostatisticians play a key role in multidisciplinary cancer research in a variety of ways, including designing studies to address pertinent hypotheses; guiding the creation of appropriate databases; ensuring the feasibility of the planned analyses; analyzing study data; providing proper interpretation of results; and developing novel design and analytic methods.
Given the diversity of scientific expertise and research within the Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI), the Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility (BSRF) provides support to a substantial number of projects, encompassing a broad research spectrum. With this in mind, our principal objective at BSRF is to provide biostatisticians with expertise in diverse types of cancer as well as a comprehensive coverage of statistical methodologies. Specifically, the four aims of BSRF are to:
- Establish a scientific and administrative structure that supports investigators from a broad background and creates a collegial environment
- Provide high-quality consultation in research design and biostatistical analysis
- Train laboratory and clinical investigators in the quantitative aspects of research
- Support methodological research for development of innovative research design and implementation of newly published analytic methods