The 5th Stat4Onc Annual Symposium (2022)

Symposium Objectives

The Stat4Onc Annual Symposium is a venue for interdisciplinary dialogue among clinical and quantitative scientists about cancer clinical trials. We seek participation by researchers from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to share new research, discuss novel ideas, ask questions, and provide solutions for cancer clinical trials. Oncologists and statisticians can exchange views on trial design and conduct, drug development, and translation to patient care. Topics for this symposium include big data and genomics, novel dose-finding designs, umbrella/basket designs, drug combinations, immune-based oncology, and engagement of under-representative population in oncology research.

We want to thank to the NCI’s support to this conference through NCI R13 grant mechanism, our non-profit collaborations with BBSW and DahShu, and generous industry sponsorship from Abbvie, Beigene, Gilead, Nektar and Sanofi. Industry sponsors who provided funds have had no input into the content and materials used in this conference.

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Date : May 5-7, 2022

Venue : University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Registration is not open yet.

Conference History

The idea of a unique conference that brings statisticians and oncologists together to discuss the challenges in oncology was initiated in 2015 during discussions between Yuan Ji (University of Chicago) and Professors Ying Lu (Stanford). The first symposium was held in 2017 at Stanford University . It was sponsored jointly by Stanford University and the University of Chicago. The second symposium was held in 2018 at the University of Chicago. At that time, we extended our partnership to include the University of Connecticut and chose OncoStat as the symposium name. The third symposium was held in 2019 at the University of Connecticut and renamed our symposium Stat4Onc. In 2020, we further extended our partnership to include the Oregon Health and Science University. This symposium is intended to be an annual event that rotates its location between Stanford University, the University of Chicago, the University of Connecticut and the Oregon Health Science University. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Symposium was postponed to 2021. For the safety of our participants and in view of current pandemic condition, the 2022 Symposium will be held on May 5-7, 2022.

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Time are all in Pacific Time. Program may change in later time.

See PROGRAM for detail.




Ying Lu, Ph.D.

Stanford University, CA


Yuan Ji, Ph.D.

The University of Chicago


Shivaani Kummar, M.D.

Oregon Health and Science University, OR


Ming-Hui Chen, Ph.D.

The University of Connecticut


Scientific Program Committee (No specific order)



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  • BBSW
  • DahShu

Call for Poster Submission

There will be poster viewing session from May 5-7, 2022. Topics related to interface between biostatistics and oncology are welcome. We encourage researchers, in particular young researchers and trainees in academia, industry and government to submit the title and one-page abstract of the posters for review on or before April 19, 5PM PT. Posters should depict scientific research projects with relevant data. Email confirming acceptance of abstracts for poster presentation will be sent on or before April 22, 5PM PT. The detailed information for submitting the poster will be sent by email. Registration fee of the selected oral presentations will be refunded for one presenter per poster. Inquiries about the poster session can be made via email to

Short Courses

Please note that the short courses will run parallel and one can register only one of them. Also, short courses are separated fee events and can be registered with or without the whole program.


Speakers and Panelists

Industry Leader Keynote

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers and Panelists (Subject to Change)

alphabetic order by last name


Date : May 5-7, 2022

Venue : Online (Hosted by : University of Chicago, Chicago, IL)

Link information will be provided one week prior to the conference date.

Schedule of Events (Subject to change)