UA Cancer Center - Bioinformatics, Behavioral Measurement and Interventions, Genomics, Biostatistics Shared Resources

Overview of Services

The Bioinformatics Shared Resource supports all stages of a project, ranging from experimental design to analysis and publication of these data and development of grant applications. The BISR staff work individually with researchers to select the data analysis approach that would help answer the research question, with the ultimate goal of creating testable hypotheses and making fundamental new discoveries in cancer research. The Bioinformatics Shared Resource can help with a variety of analyses, including: 1) analysis of transriptomic, proteomic and other high-throughput data types, 2) analysis of cancer molecular and clinical data from public databases including NIH-TCGA, CCLE, GDSC, NIH-LINCS, and GEO, and 3) data integration and hypothesis generation through network analysis and pathway enrichment.

The Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource (BMISR) has more than 25 years of experience providing support to UACC members and other University and national researchers studying human lifestyle behaviors related to cancer prevention and control, including diet, physical activity, tobacco exposure, quality of life, sun-safety, sleep and symptom management.  BMISR is a unique "one stop" resource that provides investigators one access point to several research services ranging from study design consultation to intervention delivery to data analysis.

The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) ensures excellent and timely biostatistical support in the design, development and analysis for all members of the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC).  The BSR provides efficient statistical design, accurate and organized data, and appropriate data analyses and interpretation to enable UACC investigators to achieve their scientific goals.  This support is facilitated by a team approach and the long-term dedicated involvement of specific BSR personnel embedded within all four of the UACC scientific programs. The BSR brings together a group of 10 individuals with specific expertise in biostatistics, clinical trials, statistical computing, and statistical database applications.  BSR faculty and staff are collaboratively involved in the conception, design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of laboratory, translational, clinical and population-based research conducted in the UACC.  

 Services Provided:

  • Clinical protocol development: Sample size justification and development of an appropriate statistical analysis approach 
  • Statistical considerations for funding applications: Translation of scientific objectives into statistically testable hypotheses, sample size and power justifications, and development of statistical analysis plans
  • Statistical analysis, interpretation, and assistance with manuscript preparation
  • Statistical review of UACC protocols by service on the Scientific Review Committee
  • Monitoring study safety and data integrity through service on the Data and Safety Monitoring Board


Megha Padi, Ph.D. BISR Director

Lois J. Loescher, Ph.D. BMISR Co-Director

Cynthia Thomson, Ph.D. BMISR Co-Director

Denise J. Roe, DrPH Professor, Director BSR

Location and hours of operation

Hours: Location:






Monday -Friday


Bioinformatics Shared Resource:

 UACC 1st Floor


Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource:

 3950 S. Country Club Rd

 Suite 330

 Tucson, AZ. 85714





1515 N. Campbell Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85724

Links and Resources

  1. Bioinformatics Shared Resource
  2. Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource
  3. Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource Instrument Repository


Name Role Phone Email Location
Megha Padi
Bioinformatics Shared Resource Director

Angela Yung
BMISR Operations Manager

Denise J. Roe, DrPH
Professor, Director, BSR
Room 1933 UACC
Angela Wakeham
Program Coord. Sr.
Room 1930 UACC

Available Equipment and Resources

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