The clinical researchers at Fred Hutch relentlessly pursue the best outcomes for our patients. We continually develop innovative, experimental therapies and seek approaches to improve cancer treatment and care.
The statisticians in the Clinical Biostatistics program are instrumental in designing and analyzing data from the experiments that drive our clinical research. Our team of statisticians collaborates extensively with the clinical investigators in the division. We lead the design, analysis, and interpretation of results from studies to obtain the most accurate, evidence-based scientific conclusions to best inform patient treatment and care.
The Clinical Biostatistics group is part of the Clinical Research Division (CRD), although we collaborate with investigators in each of the divisions that exist within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The Clinical Biostatistics group is composed of 5 faculty members, 10 statistical research associates (SRA), and one administrator. In addition, there is one staff scientist and two programmers who maintain a large database for transplant and cellular therapy and are responsible for providing data needed for analysis to those within the Clinical Biostatistics group as well as all investigators across the CRD. The members of the Clinical Biostatistics group are listed below.
The Clinical Biostatistics group is involved in a variety of work within the CRD and across other divisions within Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Between the faculty and staff, we have over 200 years of experience working in clinical research, most of these years within Fred Hutch. Members of the Clinical Biostatistics group have a diverse portfolio with a collective skill set that is extensive, covering most aspects involved in the design and analysis of data that result from clinical experiments.
The Clinical Biostatistics group includes faculty, statistical research associates, staff scientists and programmers.
Members of the Clinical Biostatistics group receive funding from research grants, largely from the NIH, held by individuals within our group or by collaborators across Fred Hutch. Both faculty and SRAs are closely involved in the development of these grants and collaborate with principal investigators in successfully obtaining funding. Research that comes from these grants require careful and considered input from the Biostatistics group, both in the design of experiments and the analysis of data. Our group has been involved in the successful submission of hundreds of grants and thousands of papers over the past several decades, most of these through the CRD but also across the various divisions of Fred Hutch.
Beyond the Clinical Biostatistics group, there is a large biostatistical presence within Fred Hutch. Most of the Clinical Biostatistics faculty hold joint appointments in the Public Health Sciences (PHS) Division within the PHS Biostatistics Program. These same faculty also are part of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) Biostatistics and Computational Biology Program. All faculty within the Clinical Biostatistics group are also part of the CCSG Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR). In addition to the five Clinical Biostatistics faculty who are part of the BSR, there are two additional faculty from PHS who participate in the BSR along with three SRAs (two from CRD, one from PHS). The BSR is available to all Consortium members and is intended to provide biostatistical support to Consortium investigators who need such support but lack funding for the same. All members of the BSR receive from the BSR a small fraction of their total effort, typically between 5-15 percent.