ASA-NJ chapter events


June 17, 2016, The 37th Annual Spring Symposium



The DISEASE, the DRUG and the COSTs


Oncology drug development has witnessed remarkable successes in the past 10-15 years. A number of transformational treatment paradigms have been introduced to deepen our understanding of the science and management of cancer. More effective therapies particularly new molecularly targeted agents have significantly improved outcomes in patients with various cancer types and increased survival. This has also resulted in a significant shift from costly in-hospital patient care to less expensive outpatient chronic disease management for a much better quality of life for millions of cancer patients. However, improved cancer care has been accompanied with a huge public health burden of steadily rising unit costs associated with the new drugs.

The American Statistical Association New Jersey (ASA NJ) Chapter invites you to its 37th Annual Spring Symposium to be held on June 17, 2016 to discuss and review oncology drug development from a multitude of angles – a clinician’s perspective on the science and management of cancer, challenges in developing new therapeutic options and new opportunities; a statistician’s perspective on the use and implementation of innovative designs in oncology clinical trials, a regulator’s perspective on the challenges in development, review and approval process of patient-focused cancer medicines that could provide significant overall benefit, and finally, a health economic view evaluating the overall pricing of cancer drugs vis-à-vis current paradigm involving huge developmental costs, challenges in formulary access, and re-imbursement models. A panel discussion will follow these talks to define and dissect a value-based medicine approach for the individual cancer patient.

ASA NJ Chapter Virtual Summer Internship Program -2016


With an objective of promoting interest among high school students towards taking up statistics training and choosing careers in the statistics field, the ASA NJ Chapter seeks to enroll prospective Junior and Senior year High School students into a summer (Virtual) Statistics Internship Program for 2016.


Upcoming events that may be of interest :

(in and around NJ)
  • June 06 – 10, 2016: Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI, Pittsburgh, PA

  • June 07, 2016: Artificial Intelligence for Social Good, Washington, DC

  • June 28, 2016: Safety and Control for Artificial Intelligence, Pittsburgh, PA

  • July 07, 2016: "The Social and Economic Implications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in the Near-Term, New York City, NY

  • September 28-30, 2016: 2016 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop, Washington D.C.

  • October 24-28, 2016: Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS) XXIII, Rockville, MD


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