The mission of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource is to provide centralized biostatistics and bioinformatics services, collaborative research, and data management support for the research projects of all members ofthe Masonic Cancer Center (MCC). This Resource provides biostatistics and bioinformatics expertise in the planning, conduct analysis, and reporting ofthe following types of studies: ? Cancer-related clinical studies ? Prognostic, predictive, and surrogate marker studies ? Population-based prevention studies ? Somatic and germline genetic studies ? Animal and laboratory experiments in both new therapies and the basic biology of cancers This Shared Resource ensures that experimental design, study monitoring, and data analyses take advantage of robust and efficient methods that reflect best practices in biostatistics and bioinformatics. The Resource currently has 6 faculty, 2 research associates, 4 senior research fellows, and 3 research fellows;this reflects an increase in seniority and strength from the last funding cycle, although the number of staff members remains the same. Dr. Chap Le, a Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biostatistics in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, continues as the Director. Dr. Le is assisted by Mr. Bruce Lindgren, who coordinates the Biostatistics Group, and Dr. Aaron Sarver, who coordinates the Bioinformatics Group. The Biostatistics Group operates as a subunit ofthe Biostatistics Design and Analysis Center of the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Bioinformatics Group works closely with the University of Minnesota Supercomputer Institute. The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource provides consultation on all cancer-related clinical protocols and supports MCC members in preparing grant applications. Members of all Programs within the MCC make use ofthe services ofthe Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource, making it critical to the functioning ofthe MCC.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
United States
Zip Code
Abbott, Kenneth L; Nyre, Erik T; Abrahante, Juan et al. (2015) The Candidate Cancer Gene Database: a database of cancer driver genes from forward genetic screens in mice. Nucleic Acids Res 43:D844-8
Yee, Douglas (2015) A tale of two receptors: insulin and insulin-like growth factor signaling in cancer. Clin Cancer Res 21:667-9
Daniel, A R; Gaviglio, A L; Knutson, T P et al. (2015) Progesterone receptor-B enhances estrogen responsiveness of breast cancer cells via scaffolding PELP1- and estrogen receptor-containing transcription complexes. Oncogene 34:506-15
Upadhyaya, Pramod; Hecht, Stephen S (2015) Quantitative analysis of 3'-hydroxynorcotinine in human urine. Nicotine Tob Res 17:524-9
Patel, Yesha M; Stram, Daniel O; Wilkens, Lynne R et al. (2015) The contribution of common genetic variation to nicotine and cotinine glucuronidation in multiple ethnic/racial populations. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 24:119-27
Cooley, Sarah; Weisdorf, Daniel J; Guethlein, Lisbeth A et al. (2014) Donor killer cell Ig-like receptor B haplotypes, recipient HLA-C1, and HLA-C mismatch enhance the clinical benefit of unrelated transplantation for acute myelogenous leukemia. J Immunol 192:4592-600
Chen, Liddy M; Ibrahim, Joseph G; Chu, Haitao (2014) Flexible stopping boundaries when changing primary endpoints after unblinded interim analyses. J Biopharm Stat 24:817-33
Takahashi, Yutaka; Hui, Susanta K (2014) Fast, simple, and informative patient-specific dose verification method for intensity modulated total marrow irradiation with helical tomotherapy. Radiat Oncol 9:34
Gates, Leah A; Phillips, Martin B; Matter, Brock A et al. (2014) Comparative metabolism of furan in rodent and human cryopreserved hepatocytes. Drug Metab Dispos 42:1132-6
Gorden, Brandi H; Kim, Jong-Hyuk; Sarver, Aaron L et al. (2014) Identification of three molecular and functional subtypes in canine hemangiosarcoma through gene expression profiling and progenitor cell characterization. Am J Pathol 184:985-95

Showing the most recent 10 out of 319 publications