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Dr. Yu Shen

Dr. Yu Shen

Regular Member

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics

The long term objective of my research is to develop statistical tools to better understand the nature of cancer prevention trials, and to design efficient clinical trials, and to analyze complex censored survival data from medical studies. My current areas of research include: 1) development of statistical models to evaluate early efficacy of cancer screening technologies, to better understand the dynamic nature of the cancer screening procedure, and to assess the long term survival benefit due to screening; 2) proposing new sequential monitoring methods, whereby the sample size can be sequentially determined by examining the accumulated data; 3) to develop statistical methods for complex censored survival data.

A tutorial in our laboratory would provide advanced training in statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, and computer programming.



MDACC Faculty

Program Affiliation:

Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Contact Information

Phone: 713.794.4159


Office: MDA FC 2.3016 (Unit 447)

Title: Professor


Ph.D. - University of Washington - 1994