Research Professor, Biostatistics
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
Xianming Tan, PhD, has research interests that include statistical methods relevant to the design and analysis of clinical trials, finite mixture models and their applications to revealing population heterogeneity, and interdisciplinary research. A converge of these interests also leads to the development of appropriate methodologies to more adequately explore the potentials of intensive longitudinal data for answering scientific questions. He is also involved in collaborative studies at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, working with physicians and researchers on clinical studies.
News and Stories
Cancer center researchers to present latest findings at international breast cancer meeting
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium features presentations outlining basic, translational, clinical and community-based study findings focused on advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Researchers identify how cancer hijacks a class of enzyme motif mutations to fuel tumorigenesis
A team of UNC researchers have discovered how colon cancer “hijacks” enzyme motif mutations, a finding that may help identify new targets or directions for cancer treatments.
Biological pathways provide evidence for how to overcome barriers limiting cancer immunotherapies
UNC Lineberger researchers have found a possible way to overcome barriers that block anti-cancer immune responses. Their findings could have implications for treating solid tumors, including breast and pancreatic cancer.
Accurate assessment of heart rhythm can optimize chemotherapy use
Using the wrong mathematical formula to assess heartbeat rhythms may lead oncologists to inappropriately stop life-saving chemotherapy, according to research findings from UNC Lineberger scientists.