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Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSA)


Core Director Graham A Colditz, MD DrPH (
Core co-director Feng Gao, PhD (

Please use contacts on pricing page and intake form to access core services

To request biostatistics core services, complete the intake form: 
Location: Taylor Avenue Building, Suite 2400

Description of the SCC Biostatistics Shared Resource

The Biostatistics Core facility is a shared resource supporting consultation on biostatistics and epidemiology throughout the Siteman Cancer Center (SCC). The core will support cancer research conducted by the seven SCC Research Programs. The mission of the core is to ensure that experimental designs, study monitoring, and data analyses, take advantage of robust, efficient methods that reflect 'best practices' in biostatistics and epidemiology. The Core supports NIH-funded peer reviewed cancer grants; and enables pilot and small-scale studies to become part of successful applications for peer-reviewed funding. The specific objectives for this Biostatistics Core are to provide:

  • Expertise for the planning, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials, epidemiologic and population-based studies, studies in genetic susceptibility of cancer, and experiments in basic research in the biology of cancer.
  • Advice and support in the preparation of grant applications of Siteman members.
  • Provide novel and cutting-edge statistical methodologies tailored for specific collaborative research activities in SCC Programs, including specialized analyses for genomic studies.
  • Advice and consultation to the Quality Assurance Office for Clinical Trials (QACT) on efficient and accurate database design and management of clinical research data.
  • Reviewing SCC clinical protocols for statistical and scientific quality.
  • Participating in safety and data monitoring activities.
  • Provide links to other SCC cores and faculty resources for processing genomics output and linking to clinical and outcomes data.
  • Education for members of SCC in the areas of study design, data collection, computerization, and statistical methods for laboratory, clinical, and population-based studies.

To learn about pricing for core services, click here  

To learn about services offered by the core, click here 

As of April 7, 2008, the NIH requires investigators with a publication using Siteman (or other NIH-funded) shared resources to submit (or have submitted for them) their final, peer reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance of publication, to be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. Many journals automatically submit these for authors, but Washington University also has assistance available through the Becker Medical Library. Please see or for more information.

PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: If research supported by the Biostatistics Shared Resource results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):

We thank the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO., for the use of the Biostatistics Shared Resource, which provided __________ service. The Siteman Cancer Center is supported in part by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant #P30 CA091842.