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Biostatistics News

Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

November 30, 2018
A recent study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images. Dr. Melissa Troester is a co-author.

Parents, providers in five countries approve of new two-dose HPV vaccination

November 5, 2018
Mothers of and health care providers for adolescent girls in Argentina, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea and Spain prefer the two-dose, rather than three-dose, HPV vaccination schedule, according to research by epidemiology doctoral student Jessica Islam and others. The study brings hope that decreasing costs and doctor visits will lead to improved vaccination coverage and lower rates of HPV-associated cancers. Photo by Pan American Health Organization.

Researchers examine relationship of campus policies to prevalence of campus sexual assault

October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.

Study demonstrates benefits among people living with HIV who inject drugs

September 5, 2018 Gillings School researchers are part of an international team reporting promising findings related to the prevention of HIV transmission among people who are HIV-positive and use injectable drugs and their partners. The key findings of HPTN 074, part of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), were published Aug. 30 in The Lancet.