Events and Seminars : 2013 Seminars

MOVING BIOMARKERS FROM BENCH TO CLINICS – EXPERIENCE IN A LARGE SCIENTIFIC ENTERPRISE

ZIDING FENG, PH.D.
Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Kathryn O’Connor Research Professor
Chief, Section of Early Cancer Detection and Biomarkers
Co-Director, Center for Global Early Cancer Detection
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m, CRB 692

Established in 1999, the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) is a large national scientific consortium with the mission to move cancer biomarkers from lab bench to clinic use. My colleagues and I have been running the statistical coordinating center for the EDRN since its inception. I will describe from a biostatistician’s point of view how we can help the network towards its mission and at the same time develop relevant statistical methodology and advance our own field. To do this we biostatisticians have to be true scientific partners in the scientific enterprise. Experiences drawn from the EDRN are used to make this argument.