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UC Irvine's Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility (BSR) offers the following consulting services to cancer researchers:

  • Statistical and design issues for new studies
  • Statistical analysis of data and consultation
  • Development of clinical research protocols 

The BSR has assisted in data analysis for such projects as genetic epidemiology studies, cancer etiology research, clinical studies to evaluate biological markers, the assessment of diagnostic methods and treatment modalities, cancer prevention clinical trials and in-vitro studies.

Specific services include:

  • Experimental design
  • Definition of major and secondary endpoints
  • Determination of sample size
  • Development of randomization schemes
  • Database design
  • Database management and quality control
  • Monitoring of side effects and compliance
  • Determination of appropriate statistical tests
  • Consideration of the assumptions underlying statistical procedures
  • Performance of interim and final analyses
  • Interpretation of statistical results
  • Preparation of reports, abstracts, manuscripts and grant proposals