The principal objective of the Biostatistics Core will be to provide project investigators a centralized resource for biostatistics expertise. Statistical issues will be addressed at all levels of investigation: from the design of experiments, to the maintenance of data quality;and from conclusions based on formal hypothesis testing, to important leads discovered by thorough data exploration. In support of this objective, the specific aims of the Core include: 1. Collaborate with project investigators in the formulation of unambiguous hypotheses and hypothesis testing strategies, and in the design of laboratory experiments and clinical trials. 2. Provide support for all projects with: formal hypothesis tests in experimental and clinical data that ensure strong conclusions;exploratory analyses that lead to further experiments, refined hypotheses, or discoveries;frequent collaborative meetings about improving design, sample size, and resource use as evidence is accumulated;statistical modeling and sensitivity analyses of complex data;and visual displays of data that clarify conclusions and uncover leads. 3. Provide data transfer, management, and integration services that ensure high integrity, security and investigator accessibility. 4. Investigate new methodologies to directly address difficult data or design problems. With this approach and since the last renewal, strong and productive collaborative relationships have developed with the P01 investigators. Evidence of this is in the list of 44 P01 publications over 4.5 years with biostatistician co-authors.

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The Biostatistics Core will provide critical support for planning and design of experiments and studies, statistical analyses and display of data, and data management and integrity. This support is designed to ensure that studies yield reliable conclusions, resources are efficiently used, and exploratory analyses uncover important leads.

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Mani, R; Mao, Y; Frissora, F W et al. (2015) Tumor antigen ROR1 targeted drug delivery mediated selective leukemic but not normal B-cell cytotoxicity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia 29:346-55
Stephens, D M; Ruppert, A S; Jones, J A et al. (2014) Impact of targeted therapy on outcome of chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with relapsed del(17p13.1) karyotype at a single center. Leukemia 28:1365-8
Trikha, Prashant; Carson 3rd, William E (2014) Signaling pathways involved in MDSC regulation. Biochim Biophys Acta 1846:55-65
Riches, John C; Gribben, John G (2014) Immunomodulation and immune reconstitution in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Semin Hematol 51:228-34
Beckwith, K A; Frissora, F W; Stefanovski, M R et al. (2014) The CD37-targeted antibody-drug conjugate IMGN529 is highly active against human CLL and in a novel CD37 transgenic murine leukemia model. Leukemia 28:1501-10
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Mishra, Anjali; Sullivan, Laura; Caligiuri, Michael A (2014) Molecular pathways: interleukin-15 signaling in health and in cancer. Clin Cancer Res 20:2044-50
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Jones, Jeffrey A; Byrd, John C (2014) How will B-cell-receptor-targeted therapies change future CLL therapy? Blood 123:1455-60

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