Date: April 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre - Solarium

Statistics plays a Critical Role in the fight against cancer

  • Estimation of cancer rates, trends, and projected cancer rates and cancer deaths (Part I)
  • Clinical trials for treatment comparisons
  • Research study designs, methods to analyse collected data
  • Inherited types of cancer studies
  • Genetic and molecular studies (Part II)

Part I: Cancer Surveillance: 2010 Report on Cancer Statistics in Alberta reports

  • Nearly 1 in 2 Albertans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 in 4 will die from cancer

Part II: Personalized Medicine will require

  • global perscective of health and disease
  • treatment based on multiple types of biological information
  • scientific teams including statisticians to realize the goals of personalized mendicine.


  • Statistics plays an important role in the fight against cancer in many areas, including survelilance (population level) and personalized medicine (individual)
  • Research has and will continue to significantly improve our understanding, treatment and prevention of cancer.

Date: Wednesday, April 2
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Location: Solarium
Broadcast: TBCC cc121