Partnership in Cancer Trials Brings Hope for Patients
Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) recently announced enrollment of the first patient into the inaugural clinical trial sponsored by its Clinical Trials Consortium (CTC). The CRAB CTC mission is to ensure rapid clinical testing of new and innovative cancer treatments, and is focusing on lung cancer as its first target. By engaging frontline treating oncologists to push the boundaries of patient care, the aim is to improve the standard of care and extend overall survival. The trial is being funded by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Amgen subsidiary.
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You Shop and Amazon Donates to CRAB
In November, Amazon.com launched a charitable program called AmazonSmile. This program is designed to give 0.5% of the price of every eligible purchase made to the charity of your choice. CRAB is participating in the program and is listed on the Amazon Smile site as “Cancer Research And Biostatistics”. Almost every product sold by Amazon is eligible and there is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate. Thank you for considering this option when making your online purchasing decisions!
CRAB Collaborates with Local Giving Campaigns
CRAB recently participated in two local fundraising campaigns: the King County Chapter of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the King County Government’s Employee Giving Program Expo (KCEGP). CRAB was proud to participate in these events.
The CFC creates opportunities for federal civilian, postal, and military employees to donate to local, national, and international non-profit organizations. CRAB joined other participating organizations to publicly thank the military and federal employees for their participation in the Combined Federal Campaign’s employee giving program.
The KCEGP showcases King County’s Employee Giving Program, a philanthropy resource for County employees. The Program includes an Annual Giving Drive in which County employees may make donations to hundreds of local non-profit organizations. CRAB was proud to be selected for participation at the September 2013 KCEGP employee appreciation event.
CRAB recently partnered with students from the Art Institute of Seattle’s Revolution Studios video production class to produce a film that accurately captures the work we’re doing at CRAB and brings our vision to life in a very real and meaningful way. The student-led production conveys a deep understanding of our organization’s rich history and our role in helping cure cancer.
2013 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science Recipient: John Crowley, Ph.D.
John Crowley, PhD, President and CEO of CRAB has been chosen to receive the 2013 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science. Dr. Zelen is world-renowned for development of clinical cancer trial methodologies, among other foundational advancements in biostatistics.
The award, granted by the Harvard School of Public Health in the name and spirit of Dr. Zelen, recognizes an individual in government, industry or academia who by virtue of his or her outstanding leadership has greatly impacted the theory and practice of statistical science. The most distinguishing criterion is the awardee’s contribution to the creation of an environment in which statistical science and its applications have flourished. Dr. Crowley will deliver a public lecture on statistical science at the Harvard School of Public Health on Friday, May 24 where he will be presented with a citation and an honorarium.
John is well-known for his visionary leadership in three areas in which Marvin himself set the standard: i) development of an outstanding statistical center within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) cooperative group program, ii) founding of a non-profit corporation whose mission is to “help conquer cancer … through the application of biostatistical principles …”, and iii) promotion of statistical science internationally by exporting modern clinical trials methodology to researchers in Asia and Latin America. John is also recognized for his outstanding individual contributions to methodological research in survival analysis, to substantive research on the treatment and prevention of cancer, and to the training, mentoring and inspiring of the next generation of statistical scientists. He has over 350 peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to and edited several books on survival analysis and methodology of clinical trials. Dr. Crowley received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College, Claremont, CA, and his Master of Science and PhD in Biomathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Crowley led the Biostatistics Unit at the University of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, was the head of Biostatistics Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and recently completed nearly 30 years as the Group Statistician of SWOG, a national clinical trials consortium funded by the NCI. In 1997 Dr. Crowley founded and currently serves as the CEO and President of Cancer Research And Biostatistics.