March 29, 2010

Advance Notice

Lecture to explore cancer screening

“Statistical Issues in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment” is the topic of the annual Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics. Donald Berry will speak April 7, at 4 p.m. at the Rita Anne Rollins Room in the Rollins School of Public Health. 

Berry holds the Frank T. McGraw Memorial Chair for Cancer Research at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he is head of the Division of Quantitative Sciences and chairman of the Department of Biostatistics.

Berry will discuss statisticians’ roles in screening mammography and the recent controversy created by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendations. He will also discuss modern adaptive methods in cancer clinical trials.

This National Public Health Week lecture honors the career of Professor Emerita in Biostatistics Donna Jean Brogan.

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