Your Research Partner in the Fight Against Cancer

Cancer Research And Biostatistics is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to help conquer cancer and other diseases using the tools and expertise we bring to oncology clinical development.

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Biostatistics

We conduct phase I through phase III multi-institutional trials. The design and analysis of a wide variety of oncology clinical trials constitutes the majority of our work. Trials range from Phase I single or multi-institution industry sponsored to Phase III multi-institutional trials.
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Electronic Data Capture (EDC)

CRAB has extensive experience in developing software solutions to support data collection for clinical trials. Our CRAB Nebula™ system include technologies to securely capture, store, analyze and report data.

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Data Management

Data collection, management and quality are our top priority. At CRAB, we believe the collection, monitoring and management of data are crucial to quality research and science.

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Our Expertise

Clinical Trial Expertise from Statistics to Data Collection and Management

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Founder John Crowley and CEO Antje Hoering

CRAB was founded 25 years ago to play a unique and critical role in the battle against cancer.

Our commitment to prevent and cure cancer is reflected in our approach to clinical research. As a nonprofit organization focused on cancer research, we provide accurate, timely, objective, independent results to our clients.

CRAB has a team of dedicated, talented statisticians, project managers, data monitors, application developers, and regulatory affairs personnel who provide the expertise to fulfill our mission and serve our clients.

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Latest News

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

February 15, 2024

February is national cancer prevention month! According to the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed – and almost half of all deaths from cancer – can be attributed to preventable causes. This year let’s join together in spreading awareness of well-known cancer prevention methods. Get vaccinated / screened – […]

Black History Month

February 7, 2024

In appreciation of Black History Month, Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) would like to spotlight physician Dr. May Edward Chinn, PhD. In 1926, she became the first African American woman to graduate Bellevue Hospital Medical College, now the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She practiced medicine in Harlem for fifty years. A tireless advocate for poor patients […]

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Spring 2024 SWOG Group Meeting

February 6, 2024

SWOG’s Spring 2024 Hybrid Group Meeting will take place April 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle and online. For more information head over to SWOG’s website. Registration for the Spring meeting is now open!  Visit the group meeting page to view meeting details, hotel information and to register. 

Partner with CRAB

CRAB's expertise in biostatistics, data management, application development and DMC statistical and meeting management provides reliable and defensible results for your clinical trial.

 

Research

CRAB has supported more than 300 adult clinical trials. Many of the trials conducted through CRAB have been in large-scale Phase III trials. We have expertise across all trial phases including multi-institutional Phase I trials. The other studies (15%) are comprised of biological correlative studies, registries, post-marketing trials and outcomes research. CRAB statisticians have decades of experience in the design and analysis of a wide variety of oncology clinical trials. 

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Collaborations

CRAB achieves its mission through long-standing partnerships with both research collaborators and with for-profit organizations. The SWOG Statistics and Data Management Center (SDMC) is co-located at Fred Hutch and CRAB. SWOG is one of five U.S.-based National Cancer Institute-supported cooperative groups within the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). CRAB’s Clinical Research Services (CRS) division has a number of key partnerships with research consortia as well as pharmaceutical clients. Other important collaborations for CRAB are with Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) and the International Association For The Study Of Lung Cancer (IASLC).