San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

of the

American Statistical Association


This is the home page of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Its purpose is to act as a clearinghouse of information of interest to statisticians   the Bay Area. In it you will find announcements of local meetings and seminars, Bay Area job listings, and information on local jobseekers and consultants.




Big-Data Analysis Points Toward a New Cancer Therapeutic Discovery Approach


Rapidly decreasing costs of molecular measurement technologies not only enable profiling of disease sample molecular features at different levels (e.g., transcriptome, proteome, metabolome), but also enable measuring of cellular signatures of individual drugs in clinically relevant models. Exploring systematic approaches to find drugs for diseases through various molecular features is critically important in the discovery of new therapeutics. We propose a systems-approach to identifying drugs that reverse the molecular state of a disease. Using this approach, we have identified drug candidates for hepatocellular carcinoma and Ewing's sarcoma. Our recent pan-cancer analysis indicates that the ability to reverse cancer gene expression correlates to drug efficacy. In this talk, I will present our two recent papers published in Gastroenterology and Nature Communications to demonstrate this systems approach. I will also share how a data scientist led the discovery of new therapeutic candidates for liver cancer.



4:30 – 6:00 pm, September 26, 2017

(4:30-5:00 social networking, 5:00-6:00 seminar)


UCSF Mission Hall: Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building

550 16th Street, Room 1406, San Francisco, CA 94158


Nearest parking garage ($8/2hrs):

UCSF Mission Bay Campus – 1630 Third Street Garage

1630 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 94158



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Bay Area Employment Opportunities

Bay Area Statistical Consultants

Links to Bay Area Statistical Resources

Bay Area ASA Chapter Information and How to Join the Chapter

Training Seminars and User Groups 




Notes for Meetings of The San Francisco Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Announcements of Some Meetings of Other Statistical Organizations




New job listings posted as of 11/28/2016. See Bay Area Employment Opportunities

Documents giving some of SFASA’s history

Past Presidents

Chapter Officers, please refer to Bay Area ASA Chapter Information

Link to San Francisco Bay Area Chapter in

Some old SFASA meeting Announcements

Link to SFASA page on




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