How Statisticians Are Fighting to Cure Cancer
October 17, 2019
Statisticians make important contributions to many fields, and one where they make a huge impact is in cancer research.
We asked Dr. Sujata Patil, Associate Attending Biostatistician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Ruth Pfeiffer, Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute, about their research, the impact their work has and why they choose to work in this field.
Watch the full video below:
In this year’s Fall Data Challenge, Get Out the Vote, 56 teams of 66 high school and 61 undergraduate students submitted their recommendations on how to increase voter-turnout using voting behavior data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, provided by the IPUMS organization. Students recommended a variety of impressive voter-turnout strategies to implement for future elections. Overwhelmingly, their statistical assessment of the dataset led them to a correlation between increased education and increased voter…
Statistics improves our lives—including our mental health! In our newest This is Statistics video, learn how data from research and trials can lead to insights that not only improve our understanding of mental health, but also make it more personalized to individuals’ unique needs. This video features Samprit Banerjee, Ph.D., M. Stat. Associate Professor of Biostatistics,…