Biostatistics, Analytical Support & Evaluation


Service Request

Requests to BASE for consulting services for cancer center investigators are initiated by email to with a completed BASE Unit Consultation Request Form.

Drop-In Consulting

No appointment necessary for drop-in consultations. Drop-ins are welcome from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Friday.

Location: School of Public Health, Room 26-070

Contact information

Director: Gang Li, Ph.D.
Co-Director: David Elashoff, Ph.D.

Mailing Address
650 Charles E. Young Drive
CHS 26-070
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Telephone: (310) 206-1290
Fax: (310) 267-2611

Primary Services

The mission of the Biostatistics, Analytical Support & Evaluation (BASE) Shared Resource is to provide comprehensive and high quality biostatistics support to cancer-related research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) in the areas of basic and translational research, clinical trials and population studies. BASE Shared Resource services to JCCC members include statistical support for grant application, data analysis, interpretation of study results, and manuscript preparation. The BASE Shared Resource also supports two critical JCCC committees: Protocol Review & Monitoring Committee (PRMC) by providing statistical review of clinical trials protocols, and the Data & Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) by providing statistical support for the implementation, conduct and monitoring of oncology trials. In addition, the BASE Shared Resource collaborates closely with several campus informatics facilities to support data management for cancer studies. BASE faculty members also develop novel statistical methodology in response to the needs of JCCC research projects to facilitate studies.

Guidance in Grant Preparation

BASE faculty assist individual Cancer Center investigators in grant preparation. We provide general guidance in terms of study design (experimental design, measurement, etc), sample size calculations and development of statistical analysis sections. In addition to assistance with grant preparation, BASE faculty are generally available to serve as co-investigators on grant applications and provide long term collaboration for funded projects.

Long-Term Study Collaboration

Collaboration on projects from inception (typically at the grant preparation stage) through final manuscript submissions. For this we can provide assistance with the grant preparation, study planning, data management oversight data analytic support and collaboration on manuscript preparation. Typically for long-term collaborations BASE faculty and staff will be involved on the grant application (or can be added to funded projects) with percent effort funding appropriate to their project responsibilities.

Short-term Consulting

Provide a stable resource of productive biostatistical and biomathematical faculty and staff capable of short-term consulting with JCCC members. Short-term consultation including data analysis and manuscript preparation are provided via recharge.

Other BASE Unit Functions

  • Provide critical expertise to protocol review and approval functions of the Internal Scientific Peer Review Committee (ISPRC), Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB), the Internal Quality Assurance Committee and the Seed Grant Review Committee.
  • Develop graduate student participation in cancer-related studies supervised by BASE and provide training to fellows and faculty in the design and conduct of research.
  • Assist JCCC and other specialized centers in their research and reporting functions.
  • Provide statistics short courses and seminars to interested groups within the JCCC.

Access Priorities

Biostatistical support is available to all Cancer Center members and their laboratories. Peer-reviewed funded research projects of JCCC investigators represent the highest priority.

Recharge Rates

An estimate of project costs will be provided after the initial consultation meeting. JCCC members will receive five (5) percent discounted rate.

Primary BASE faculty contact for JCCC research programs

JCCC research programs BASE SR members
Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Robert Elashoff, Xiaoyan Wang
Cancer Molecular Imaging, Nanotechnology and Theranostics Donatello Telesca
Epigenomics, RNA and Gene Regulation David Elashoff
Cancer Control and Survivorship Kate Crespi
Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Ning Li
Tumor Immunology Program Gang Li

Selected projects supported by BASE

PI Trial name Website link
Antoni Ribas Genetic Re-programming of Stem Cells to Fight Cancer
Linda Liau UCLA SPORE in Brain Cancer
Robert Reiter UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer
Avrum Spira, Denise Aberle, Steven Dubinett, David Elashoff, Marc Lenburg The Boston University-UCLA Lung Cancer Biomarker Development Laboratory
Jonathan Goldman A Phase 1b/2 Randomized, Open-Label Study of Niraparib Monotherapy or Niraparib Plus Temozolomide Versus Best Supportive Care as Maintenance Therapy in Patients with Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer that had a Complete or Partial Response to Platinum-Based First-Line Chemotherapy (TRIO-US L-06)  
Tim Cloughesy, Robert Prins FDG PET response clinical trial  
Roshan Bastani Comparative Effectiveness of System Interventions to Increase HPV Vaccine Receipt in Federally Qualified Health Centers  
Patricia Ganz A Phase III Randomized Trial Targeting Behavioral Symptoms in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors