Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Frontier Science Technology and Research Foundation Marvin Zelen Memorial Symposium


This endowed lecture is a joint DFCI/FSTRF annual half-day symposium on current research areas in biostatistics that would be attractive to the entire Boston statistical community. The symposium involves a scientific theme for each year, and invites internal and external speakers to participate in the event.


April 7, 2016
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Auditorium


Contemporary Statisical Challenges in Clinical Research

with speakers

  • Colin Begg, Chairman and Attending Biostatistician, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Alan Coates, Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, the University of Sydney
  • Bernard Cole, Professor of Statistics and Statistics Program Director, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont
  • Aaron Goldhirsch, Deputy Scientific Director of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy
  • Michael Hughes, Professor of Biostatistics, Director, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • Eleanor McFadden, Managing Director, Frontier Science (Scotland), Ltd.
  • Cyrus Mehta, Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and President, Cytel Software Corporation
  • Lee-Jen Wei, Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health  


Register at https://zelensymposium17.eventbrite.com


This lecture is sponsored by Frontier Science Research and Technology Foundation. 


Previous Speakers:

2016 Lisa McShane, William Seller, and D. Neil Hayes Clinical Trials in the Era of Precision Medicine
2014 Lisa LaVange The Role of Statistics in Regulatory Decision Making 
2013 Margaret Pepe Evaluating Improvement in Risk Prediction Gianed with Use of a New Marker
2012 John Storey Statistical Challenges in the Analysis of Clinical Genomics Studies
2011 Keith Baggerly The Importance of Reproducible Research in High-Throughput Biology: Case Studies in Forensic Bioinformatics


Donald Berry

The Screening Mammography Brouhahas and Adaptive Clinical Trials


Terry Speed

Statisticians, omic data and therapeutic strategies to treat cancer


Albert-Laszlo Barabasi 

Network Medicine: From the Human Diseasome to Comorbodity Patterns


Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Network Biology: From Metabolic to Protein Interaction networks


Allan Coates

p is for Politics: The Link Between Statistical Evidence and Public Policy


Steven Goodman

The Mammography Controversy: A Crisis for Evidence-Based Medicine?


Giovanni Parmigiani

Statistical Issues in Expression Based Molecular Classification of Cancer


Sir Richard Peto

Simple Methods for Meta-Analyses Can Be Statistically Optimal: EBCTCG and PSC