CRAB Teaching Abroad
Drs. Antje Hoering and John Crowley taught at
the "Statistics in Clinical Oncology" workshop in Brussels on October 9-10, 2014.
The purpose of the workshop was to discuss fundamental concepts of oncology clinical trials and to provide real-world examples of such trials using CRAB's online tools and calculators. Drs. Hoering and Crowley were invited as instructors for the workshop as renowned statisticians and data scientists.
The conference was attended by twelve participants with medical backgrounds from various drug companies. Dr. Hoering was happy to note that "everyone was very interested, asked many questions and we had lively discussions. We taught how to use the tools on
our [Resources] web page. They loved those and said they would show their colleagues. It was great for creating buzz for CRAB."
CRAB Hosts Young Investigators Conference
The annual SWOG Young Investigators conference was hosted by CRAB September 29th through October 1st. The conference featured SWOG leadership members, CRAB data managers and six investigators who were introduced to the ways and means of SWOG protocol development, maintenance and administration.
For more details about the event please visit the SWOG website:
Responsibility for Pancreatic Cancer Research Team Moves to Seattle Non-Profit Institution
Seattle, WA. September 10, 2014 Seattle’s own Cancer Research And Biostatics (CRAB), and Translational Drug Development (TD2) in Scottsdale, would like to jointly announce CRAB’s assumption of responsibility for the PCRT, a world-renowned consortium comprised of a team of pancreatic cancer experts committed to improve treatment outcomes for patients with this deadly cancer.
Founded by leaders in pancreatic cancer clinical research, the PCRT is a consortium of more than 40 clinics and leading research institutions worldwide and serves as a premiere resource for the latest clinical trials. In addition, the PCRT provides a valuable collaborator for biotech and pharmaceutical companies looking to develop new agents for patients with pancreas cancer. This network provides the world's most coordinated effort dedicated to rapidly translating research discoveries into new treatments and care.
“Dr. John Crowley and CRAB have a distinguished record in clinical trials excellence. The PCRT has been working with the CRAB team for over ten years. It is gratifying to see CRAB take this growing group of devoted investigators to the next level”, said Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, Physician in Chief, Distinguished Professor, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Chief Scientific Officer, Scottsdale Healthcare, and one of the Founders and current Board member of PCRT.
You may access the full press release at this link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/9/prweb12163611.htm