Denise Roe, DrPH
Room 1933, University of Arizona Cancer Center
The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) at The University of Arizona Cancer Center brings together expertise in biostatistics, clinical trials, epidemiology, applied mathematics, statistical computing, and database applications.
BSR 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 BSR is active in all phases of study design, operation, data management, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation.
BSR ensures excellent and timely biostatistical support in the design and protocol development of laboratory, translational, clinical, and population- based anti-cancer research studies, and provides appropriate state-of-the-art statistical analysis, interpretation, and reporting. It supports UACC clinical trials by serving on the Scientific Review Committee and the UACC Data and Safety Monitoring Board.
Provided services include:
- Clinical protocol development
- Statistical database applications
- Data analysis and reporting
- Statistical consultation and collaboration
- Statisical support for development of funding applications
Currently the BSR 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 Biometry/Biostatistics Section in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. They are developing statistical collaborations with UACC members.
Recruitment activities in Biostatistics 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. Biostatistics 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, BSR biostatisticians serve as co-investigators on numerous other funded studies. Collaboration of Biostatistcs personnel with Cancer Center investigators on the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of cancer studies continues to enhance the quality of the research.