Public Health Sciences

The 2nd OncoStat Annual Symposium

Symposium Objectives

The two-day symposium aims to bring oncologists and statisticians together to share new research, discuss novel ideas, ask questions and provide solutions for cancer clinical trials. In the era of big data, precision medicine, and genomics and immune-based oncology, it is crucial to provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogues among clinical and quantitative scientists. The OncoStat Annual Symposium serves as a venue for oncologists and statisticians to communicate their views on trial design and conduct, drug development, and translations to patient care. To be discussed includes big data and genomics for oncology clinical trials, novel dose-finding designs, drug combinations, immune oncology clinical trials, and umbrella/basket oncology trials. An important aspect of OncoStat is the participation of researchers across academia, industry, and regulatory agency.

Event Co-Sponsors

  1. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
  2. Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Center for Innovative Study Design, Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
  3. Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut
  4. Abbvie Inc.
  5. Eli Lilly and Company

Date and Location

May 29-30, 2018

The University of Chicago
The Reva and David Logan Center, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Conference History

Programming Languages & Tools

This symposium series started in 2017 at the Stanford University ( as an joint event between Stanford University and the University of Chicago. We extended our partnership with University of Connecuticut this year and changed the Symposium name to OncoStat. This symposium is intended to be an annual event that rotates its location at Stanford University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Connecticut.


Day 1

Half-day short course on Dose-Finding Designs;
Half-day Invited Talks

Day 2

Keynote and Invited Talks

See PROGRAM for detail.

Organizing Committee

  • Yuan Ji (Co-Chair), Ph.D., The University of Chicago, IL
  • Ying Lu (Co-Chair), Ph.D., Stanford University, CA
  • Minghui Chen (Co-Chair), PhD., University of Connecticut, CT
  • Shivaani Kummar, MD., Stanford University, CA

Confirmed Invited Speakers and Panelists

alphabetic order by last name
  • Donald Berry (MD Anderson; Keynote)
  • Richard Chappell (UW Madison)
  • Brian Hobbs (Cleveland Clinic)
  • Laura Fernandes (US FDA)
  • Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer (ASCO)
  • Shaun Grosskurth (Abbvie Inc.)
  • Shivaani Kummar (Stanford)
  • Patricia LoRusso (Yale, Keynote)
  • Ji Lin (Eli Lilly)
  • Peter Mueller (UT Austin)
  • Aung Naing (MD Anderson, Keynote)
  • Lei Nie (US FDA)
  • David Norris (Precision Methodologies, Inc.)
  • Nirali Shah (NCI)
  • Lorenzo Trippa (Harvard; Dana Farber)
  • Nolan Wages (University of Virginia)
  • Bushi Wang (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Inc.)
  • Ling Wang (Pfizer)


The registration of the symposium is via Eventbrite. Click here to register.


The conference is in Hyde Park, which is about 7 miles sourth of Chicago downtown. We provide a list of hotels in downtown and Hyde Park here.

Conference Program

Talk Titles & Abstracts

May 29, 2018

May 30, 2018