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Director: Weichung Joe Shih, PhD

Biometrics Team

The Biometrics shared resource of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a Cancer Center managed shared resource whose purpose is to provide statistical support for CINJ members in the areas of basic, clinical, and population research.

Most Rutgers Cancer Institute members in the basic, clinical and population sciences require biostatistical expertise beyond that acquired within their field of scientific training. Biometrics ensures that the scientific rigor of cancer center studies is supported by outstanding, centralized and cost-effective biostatistical support.

The specific objectives of the Biometrics shared resource are to:

  • Collaborate with investigators on grant proposals and the design and development of cancer studies to ensure statistical and methodological integrity;
  • Develop new, cancer-specific statistical methodologies, when necessary, to support the research needs of Rutgers Cancer Institute investigators;
  • Provide statistical review and consultation regarding grant writing for basic-, clinical-, and population-based studies;
  • Support statistical monitoring and interim analysis of ongoing clinical trials;
  • Provide computational and statistical analyses of data;
  • Collaborate in the publication and/or presentation of research results; and
  • Provide education, consultation and training activities in statistics for research staff.



The Biometrics shared resource of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a specialized service facility that supports the cancer research efforts of our members.

This facility is supported primarily by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute.  Additional support may be provided from other sources, such as chargeback systems, institutional funding and/or other grants. The support from the CCSG allows the facility to provide benefits to Cancer Center members, such as ensured access to services or subsidies to user rates.

Please remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by the Biometrics shared resource in your research papers, publications and grant applications. The following acknowledgement statement is recommended:

"This research was supported by the Biometrics shared resource of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (P30CA072720)."

(Note: please also consider including the names of individuals from the shared resource if they provided any intellectual input or additional effort.)


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