Biostatistics Shared Resource

The Biostatistics Shared Resource provides collaborative statistical support for investigators in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center who are conducting basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological cancer research. Statisticians in the Biostatistics Shared Resource are disease focused, providing a high level of specialized expertise for each Mayo Clinic Cancer Center program and Disease-Oriented Group.

Teams within the Biostatistics Shared Resource have expertise in:

  • Clinical trials, including any associated translational research, interventional psychosocial research, and patient and public education research
  • Population science, including studies involving genetic and molecular epidemiology
  • Quality of life, such as studies investigating the impact of clinical and psychosocial interventions on cancer patients, families and caregivers

The Biostatistics Shared Resource is a cancer-focused extension of the Biostatistics Core, which is part of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. The Biostatistics Core offers standard biostatistical services, such as protocol design, data collection, and data analysis and reporting.


For Mayo Clinic Cancer Center members, the Biostatistics Shared Resource provides:

  • No-charge consultations with Ph.D.- or master's-level biostatisticians who have particular expertise in the investigator's area of cancer research
  • Funding for meritorious cancer research projects — approved by the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center — that would otherwise go unfunded
  • Short-term funding to supplement unexpected gaps associated with a National Cancer Institute-funded award

Funding for biostatistical consultation is expected to be included in principal investigators' budgets for external grants.


Amylou C. Dueck, Ph.D.
Biostatistics Shared Resource

Sumithra J. Mandrekar, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Biostatistics Shared Resource