Biostatistics and Informatics Core
The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core is responsible for all core-related analytical activities for each of the SPORE research projects, for projects funded through the Developmental Research Program, and for projects awarded through the Career Enhancement Program. The SPORE projects span a wide range of analytical areas that include clinical trial-focused studies, associated lab-based correlative studies, and various omics studies. As such, the core's scientists provide oversight of all SPORE-related statistical and bioinformatics activities and coordinate and combine efforts on each project as a function of needs.
The core also supports investigators with the management of clinical trials, determining optimal designs, defining data that should be collected, and creating and implementing appropriate analysis plans. The core oversees the collection and management of the clinical information required by each study. The core also assists SPORE investigators with the analysis and interpretation of omics data, while helping leverage internal and external sources of biological information to promote cancer discoveries that affect patient care. Bioinformatics leverages the large set of omics analytical capabilities developed by the Bioinformatics Core at Mayo Clinic for robust data processing.
Co-directors of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core are: