DIMACS Workshop on Computational Methods for Predicting Outcome in Cancer

May 29 - 30, 2007
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Dechang Chen, Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, dchen@usuhs.mil
Xue-Wen Chen, University of Kansas, xwchen@ku.edu
Donald Henson, The George Washington University Cancer Institute, patdeh@gwumc.edu
Bill Shannon, Washington University in St. Louis, wshannon@wustl.edu
Li Sheng, Drexel University, lsheng@math.drexel.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology.

This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS), and the Rutgers Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (MB Center).

Workshop Program:

This is a preliminary program.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Chairs: Donald Henson, Dechang Chen

12:00 -  1:15 	Registration and Lunch

 1:15 -  1:30 	Welcome and Opening Remarks
		Tami Carpenter, DIMACS Associate Director
		Dechang Chen, Uniformed Services University 

 1:30 -  2:00 	The Purpose and Objectives of the American Joint Committee on Cancer		
		Stephen Edge, Roswell Park Cancer Institute 

 2:00 -  2:30 	The Development of Adjuvant: A Tool for Estimating Risk of Negative 
                Outcome and the Impact of Adjuvant Therapy 
 	   	Peter Ravdin, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 2:30 -  3:00 	The Inclusion of Comorbidity in Cancer Statistics	
		Jay Piccirillo, Washington University School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center

 3:00 -  3:30 	Break 

 3:30 -  4:00 	Improving Colon Cancer Staging with Nomograms
                Martin Weiser, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and 
                Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 4:00 -  4:30   The Ideal Staging System
		Donald Henson, George Washington University

 4:30 -  5:30   Open Discussion 

 5:30         	Dinner at DIMACS

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Chairs: William Shannon, Xue-Wen Chen, Li Sheng

 8:15 -  9:00 	Breakfast and Registration

 9:00 -  9:45   Correlating Microarray and Clinical Data with
		Outcome for Colon Cancer Patients
		Gunter Schemmann, Princeton University and 
                the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 9:45 - 10:30 	New Methods for Predicting Outcome in
		Cancer Patients		
		Dechang Chen, Uniformed Services University

10:30 - 11:00 	Break

11:00 - 11:45 	Cluster Analysis in Tumor Staging
 		William Shannon, Washington University in St. Louis

12:00 -  1:30  	Lunch

 1:30 -  2:15 	Exponential Decomposition and Computer Simulation
		of Colorectal Cancer Survival Data	
		David Charkes, Temple University Hospital 

 2:15 -  3:00 	Refining Glioma Subtypes for Identifying 
		Efficient Prediction Signatures Using Gene 
		Expression Profiling Data		
		Aiguo Li, National Cancer Institute

 3:00 -  3:30 	Conclusions

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