The goals of Core C (Biostatistics and Data Management) are to provide expert biostatistical guidance in the design, conduct and analysis of research projects comprising the P01, and to provide a reliable and accurate data management system for projects involving clinical data.
The aims of Core C are to provide biostatistical support to P01 projects at every stage of the research: Prior to the initiation of studies, Core staff will consult with investigators to help them select efficient designs and sample sizes that will give adequate power to address study objectives. For clinical studies, they will work with investigators to help set up effective patient recruitment strategies and design case report forms that collect all required information in an unambiguous way. As studies proceed, Core staff will assist in reviewing project databases and monitoring the quantity and quality of data collected, and will suggest modifications to the design or analysis plan as appropriate. When studies are finished, the Core will conduct correct and efficient data analyses, prepare any necessary graphs and tables, assist investigators with the preparation of presentations and manuscripts, and consult on the design of subsequent research. The work of Core C will interface with that of the Physics core providing data management activities during clinical projects, and with the Animal core as laboratory studies are planned and executed. The Core C staff members have extensive experience supporting cancer research, with strong backgrounds in basic science, translational research and clinical trials in addition to being themselves researchers in statistical methods. With their many years of experience with the PDT group, they look forward to further collaborative opportunities for both applying existing methods and adapting or developing new methods as needed.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01CA087971-10
Application #
8555159
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-GRB-P (O1))
Project Start
2000-07-01
Project End
2014-01-31
Budget Start
2012-02-01
Budget End
2013-01-31
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$173,617
Indirect Cost
$63,136
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Type
DUNS #
042250712
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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Penjweini, Rozhin; Kim, Michele M; Zhu, Timothy C (2017) Three-dimensional finite-element based deformable image registration for evaluation of pleural cavity irradiation during photodynamic therapy. Med Phys 44:3767-3775
Ahn, Peter H; Finlay, Jarod C; Gallagher-Colombo, Shannon M et al. (2017) Lesion Oxygenation Associates with Clinical Outcomes in Premalignant and Early Stage Head and Neck Tumors Treated on a Phase 1 Trial of Photodynamic Therapy. Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther :
Yan, Lesan; Miller, Joann; Yuan, Min et al. (2017) Improved Photodynamic Therapy Efficacy of Protoporphyrin IX-Loaded Polymeric Micelles Using Erlotinib Pretreatment. Biomacromolecules 18:1836-1844
Penjweini, Rozhin; Kim, Michele M; Liu, Baochang et al. (2017) Evaluation of the 2-(1-Hexyloxyethyl)-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide (HPPH) mediated photodynamic therapy by macroscopic singlet oxygen modeling [J. Biophotonics 9, No. 11-12, 1344-1354 (2016)]. J Biophotonics 10:473-474
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Zhu, Timothy C; Kim, Michele M; Ong, Yi-Hong et al. (2017) A summary of light dose distribution using an IR navigation system for Photofrin-mediated Pleural PDT. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 10047:
Gemmell, Nathan R; McCarthy, Aongus; Kim, Michele M et al. (2017) A compact fiber-optic probe-based singlet oxygen luminescence detection system. J Biophotonics 10:320-326
Kim, Michele M; Penjweini, Rozhin; Zhu, Timothy C (2017) Evaluation of singlet oxygen explicit dosimetry for predicting treatment outcomes of benzoporphyrin derivative monoacid ring A-mediated photodynamic therapy. J Biomed Opt 22:28002

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