Presented by: 
Kim-Anh Do, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center
Wed 9 Oct, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forgan Smith 01-E232

For the past few years, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been leading, with input from the research community:  the Provocative Questions project, which compiled a list of important but difficult questions that need to be addressed to drive cancer research forward.  These are questions that address broad issues, build on recent advances, and take into consideration the likelihood of success.

To inform NCI and statisticians who may be looking for important problems, I will describe, at a high level,  the most pressing statistical questions that I see in cancer research at MD Anderson.  I will present a broad view over the quantitative challenges that cancer biologists and clinicians are facing. I will focus on the statistical problems posed by personalized medicine research that involve the integration of multi-platform high-dimensional bioinformatics data with imaging and clinical outcomes.