What We Do
We are a leading European centre for research in biostatistics and a major centre for training and knowledge transfer. We are part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.
Our researchers work across four major themes:
An exciting adaptive trial design developed by statisticians at the MRC Biostatistics Unit Hub for Trials Methodology Research has led to the successful, early completion of a trial testing a new scanning technique in renal cell carcinoma. The trial, funded by Cancer Research UK and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, used a novel two-stage […]
Ian R. White1 and Angela M. Wood2 26th March 2015 - Article first published online: 5 JUN 2015 Risk prediction is an important area of clinical application of statistical methods. Angela Wood, assisted by Ian White and Simon Thompson, organised a 3-day international workshop on Statistical Challenges in Risk Prediction in Cambridge, UK, on 19th-21st […]
- Adaptive Designs Improving Efficiency of Real Trials
An exciting adaptive trial design developed by statisticians at the MRC Biostatistics Unit Hub for […]
- Finbarr Leacy receives Joint Awards to present at the Joint Statistical Meetings 2015
Congratulations Finbarr! Finbarr Leacy, PhD Student at MRC Biostatistics Unit, has been awarded a Student […]
- Sofia Villar to give contributed talks at the 18th INFORMS Applied Probability Conference and the 7th Greek Stochastics meeting
The 18th INFORMS Applied Probability Conference will take place between the 5th and 8th of […]
- Multiple Imputation paper co-authored by BSU Programme Leader, Ian White, cited as one of "Twenty top papers to mark The BMJ's two digital decades"
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has celebrated its 20th anniversary in a remarkable way, asking […]
- Accumulated dose to the rectum, measured using dose-volume histograms and dose-surface maps, is different from planned dose in all patients treated with radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
Scaife, JE., et al.
Br J Radiol : 20150243 [Epub ahead of print]. (24th July 2015)
- Prospective study evaluating the relative sensitivity of 18F-NaF PET/CT for detecting skeletal metastases from renal cell carcinoma in comparison to multidetector CT and 99mTc-MDP bone scintigraphy, using an adaptive trial design.
Gerety, EL., et al.
Ann. Oncol. [Epub ahead of print]. (22nd July 2015)
- Carotid Intima Media Thickness Progression and Risk of Vascular Events in People With Diabetes: Results From the PROG-IMT Collaboration.
Lorenz, MW., et al.
Diabetes Care [Epub ahead of print]. (15th July 2015)
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