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CANCER - The Emporer of All Maladies​

Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three-part, six-hour documentary is one you will not want to miss.

CRAB at Seattle's Big Climb 2015

CRABCares, the community outreach arm of CRAB, supported lymphoma and leukemia research on Sunday, March 22, 2015 by joining cancer survivors, families and friends in the Big Climb. The team CRABBY CLIMBERS scaled the 69 flights of stairs with the larger community of survivors, family and friends. Several CRAB climbers finished in less than 14 minutes!

This event marked CRAB's third appearance at the inspirational event. If you marched in the event we hope you had fun! Watch this space for more of future CRABCares events.

CRAB Scientist Spoke At Biotech Forum on Collaboration

John Crowley, PhD and Chief of Strategic Alliances at Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB), spoke at a forum hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The forum, titled How Alliances Are Saving Lives, included Dr. Crowley in a panel discussion on how biotech collaborations enhance disease treatments in a rapidly-changing healthcare landscape. CRAB Vice President and CBDO Tammy Buist remarked that with "a meaningful set of presentations and the keynote, Dr. John Crowley really brought [the discussion] to life with his extensive collaboration and alliance experience.”

John Crowley is the Founder and until 2014 the Chief Executive Officer of CRAB, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to helping conquer cancer. He received his PhD in Biomathematics from the University of Washington, and has had faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The forum was held at the Washington State Convention Center from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. For more information about the event please read the flyer (PDF) and visit the MIT Enterprise Forum website at

CRAB Vice President Delivered Keynote at Oregon Healthcare Technology Conference

Tammy Buist, Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer of Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) delivered the keynote address entitled “Swamped with Information: Harnessing Data for Healthcare” at the Technology Association of Oregon conference on Friday, February 6, 2015.

The conference, titled “Reinventing Healthcare: How New Technologies are Transforming Healthcare Delivery” explored how advances in technology will transform healthcare over the next 10 years. The half-day event featured panels and moderated discussions on topics in healthcare: inevitable changes driven by aging populations, pent-up consumer demand, cost pressures and the intersection of technological advances with these issues. CRAB Board of Directors member Frank X. Curci served as a panel-discussion moderator.

CRAB is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to helping conquer cancer through the application of biostatistical principles and innovative data management methods. Tammy Buist received her BA in Biochemistry from Whitman College and her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Location: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, 97205
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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For more information about the event please visit the website at or see the event flyer below: