MRC Biostatistics Unit 12th Annual Armitage Lecture and Workshop

Thursday, 13 November 2014 from 10:30 to 18:00

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Why do some patients get worse while others don’t?


Statistics has been part of the work of the MRC for almost our entire history ― the MRC Biostatistics Unit is 100 years old this year. Here Dr Howard Thom, who did his PhD at the unit, describes how important it is to remember who statistics is for: patients. Psoriatic arthritis is a combination of []

Overcoming the limitations of implementing optimal clinical trials design in clinical research practice


Sofía Villar is a postdoctoral research associate member of Adrian Mander’s trial design research programme, in Design and Analysis of Randomised Trials (DART) of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit (BSU). Sofia currently works on an MRC funded project "Designing and analysing multi-arm multi-stage clinical trials with one or more endpoints". The project is []

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