News & Events



CRAB is poised to participate in the fourth annual online giving event on May 6th. 

GiveBIG is the Seattle Foundation's one-day online charitable giving event to inspire people in the community to give generously to non-profit organizations, like CRAB, that make our region a stronger community for all.

From 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. on May 6th, every donation made to CRAB through the Seattle Foundation's website will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (or "stretch") pool - thanks to the Seattle Foundation and the GiveBIG sponsors.

The amount of the "stretch" depends on the size of the stretch pool and  how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day (we will "stretch" all donations up to $5,000 per donor, per organization.)

Participation is fast and easy!

  • All you need is an internet connection (or access to the internet on your mobile phone).
  • Simply visit CRAB's profile/donation page - GiveBIG = GiveCRAB

Thank you for supporting CRAB!

CRAB to Present at Clinical Trials Conference

CRAB will give an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society For Clinical Trials (SCT) in May of 2014. The presentation is titled “Mixed Mode Follow-up for an Aging Study Population” and will focus on participants of the SELECT clinical trial. For more information on SCT visit their website. Information on SELECT may be found via the National Cancer Institute.

Lead CRAB Scientist Spoke at AACR Annual Meeting

CRAB CSO Antje Hoering, PhD., gave an invited talk at one of the major methods workshops of the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on April 5, 2014.

Nearly 18,000 researchers, patient advocates and other professionals in the field of cancer from around the world attended the AACR annual meeting. Dr. Hoering's talk was titled "Statistical Designs of Complex Phase II Trials and Definitive Phase III Studies in the Era of Targeted agents" and was part of the workshop: "Insights in the Era of Personalized Cancer Therapy and Targeted Therapies: Definitive Advanced Stage Clinical Trials." For more information about the event please visit the AACR website at

Appointment of CFO Represents Transition

Former long-term Battelle financial manager fills Chief Financial Officer role at leading cancer research organization

Seattle, WA, March 28, 2014 – Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) today announced the appointment of William S. Charters to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Charters will guide the fiscal direction of CRAB while it seeks to expand current and future collaborations with cancer centers, clinical research consortia, private industry, and non-profit groups involved in oncology clinical trials.

CRAB’s mission is to help conquer cancer and other diseases through the application of its expertise in biostatistical principles and innovative data management methods. Prior to joining CRAB, Mr. Charters served as financial manager implementing financial and operational initiatives in support of strategic objectives for Battelle Memorial Institute focused on improving public health and data analytics, working with government and commercial clients to accelerate innovation in health and life sciences. Mr. Charters holds an MBA from the Gonzaga University School of Business.

Mr. Charters will report to John Crowley, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, a leader in the development and application of biostatistical methods to improve oncology clinical research. “Appointing Bill to the CFO role is a reflection of our desire to position CRAB into the future,” Dr. Crowley provided in a statement. “He will provide his leadership across the organization, and further develop the impact CRAB can have on helping to conquer cancer.”

Patricia Ware
Office Manager
Office: 206 839 1734

CRAB Collaborates with the International Biometric Society

CRAB's Chief Scientific Officer Antje Hoering, Ph.D., has been elected as a representative from the Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society: The IBS promotes the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences, including biomedical science and public health, agriculture, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, and allied disciplines. Dr. Hoering will represent the organization to the international governing body of the IBS.