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Lead CRAB Scientist Spoke at IBC Conference

CRAB CSO Antje Hoering, PhD., served as the Chair and Organizer of an invited session at the 27th International Biometric Conference (IBC) in Florence, Italy. The session took place on Monday, 7 July, 2014.

The title of Dr. Hoering's session was Biomarkers in Oncology Clinical Trials. Speakers in the session included Michael LeBlanc, Ph.D. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Shigeyuki Matsui of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo and Donna Ankerst, Ph.D.of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. John Crowley, Ph.D. from CRAB served as the discussant. Session topics included the direction of subgroup modeling in Phase III clinical trial designs, maintenance of clinical risk calculators and statistical analysis plans in Phase III trials.

For more information about the 2014 IBC Conference please visit the event website at

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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.”

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