Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Cancer Biostatistics Resource

Facility Director: Philip W. Lavori, PhD
Co-director: Tze L. Lai, PhD


Philip Lavori, PhD
Director, Biostatistics Shared Resource
Redwood Building, T101E
Stanford, CA 94305-5405
(650) 725-6109
Fax: (650) 725-6951

Amrita Ray, PhD
Quantitative Sciences Unit
Redwood Building, HRP
Stanford, CA 94305-5405
(650) 724-3736


The Biostatistics Facility provides statistical support to assist researchers at each stage of a study’s lifecycle, including project design, mid-study evaluation and the interpretation and reporting of results. The facility also assists with the statistical review of proposed studies and the planning of research-related data management systems. Biostatistics Core services are matched to the needs of each program, and cover a full range of services from collaboration and routine service support to innovative methods developed specifically to enhance the basic and translational research efforts of a discovery-oriented cancer center faculty. The core also collaborates with other specific cores, notably on informatics, tissue banking and project review.


The Biostatistics Core provides essential intellectual and practical contributions to each of the programs in the Cancer Center.

The Quantitative Sciences Unit (QSU) in the Department of Medicine is available to collaborate with investigators to facilitate their research. It is comprised of statistical scientsts who can help with study design, data analysis, grant writing, etc.  Learn more here:

Some key tasks requiring statistical input, identified by each program type, are:

Basic Science Programs

Clinical Research Programs

Population Sciences


All services are provided under the direction of the Division of Biostatistics, which is located on the main campus, and the Department of Health Research and Policy, which is located in the School of Medicine.

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