Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Patient Registry Core
The Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Patient Registry Core provides SPORE investigators with the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers who have statistical and bioinformatics expertise along with breast cancer content knowledge.
These collaborations may include the development of study designs and analysis plans to evaluate research hypotheses that ensure:
- The issue of confounding factors is addressed.
- Reliable and reproducible measurement techniques are used.
- Emerging scientific insights are incorporated into ongoing studies.
- A sufficient number of patients, specimens and animal models are used to draw conclusions.
The care in which studies are designed, conducted, analyzed and interpreted impacts whether or not the results are seen as providing insights that should be acted on and further built on.
The core also oversee the maintenance and expansion of the breast cancer registry. This provides SPORE researchers access to diagnostic, treatment and outcome data of well-defined cohorts of patients with in situ and invasive breast cancer.