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Pingfu Fu, PhD

Associate Professor | 216.368.3911 | School of Medicine, Wood Bldg. Rm. WG-82P


Ph.D. 2001, Biostatistics; M.S. 1996, Statistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
M.S. 1988, Mathematics, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan, China
B.S. 1984, Mathematics, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

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Research Interest

Survival analysis, study design, measurements with limits of detection, tree-based methods, problem of separation, clinical trials and novel applications of statistical methods to medical research, especially to cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association

Recent Publications

  1. Treasure, M, Daly, B, Fu, P, Kerpedjieva, S, Dowlati, A, Meropol, NJ. Relationship between phase I study duration and symptom burden. Support Care Cancer 2017; : . PubMed PMID:28980072 .
  2. Glover, M, Soni, S, Ren, Q, Maclennan, GT, Fu, P, Gupta, S. Influence of chronic inflammation on Bcl-2 and PCNA expression in prostate needle biopsy specimens. Oncol Lett 2017; 14 (4): 3927-3934. PubMed PMID:28943900 PubMed Central PMC5604163.
  3. Gupta, A, Fu, P, Hashem, H, Vatsayan, A, Shein, S, Dalal, J. Outcomes and healthcare utilization in children and young adults with aplastic anemia: A multiinstitutional analysis. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017; : . PubMed PMID:28696061 .
  4. Luo, Z, Li, Z, Martin, L, Wan, Z, Meissner, EG, Espinosa, E, Wu, H, Yu, X, Fu, P, Julia Westerink, MA, Kilby, JM, Wu, J, Huang, L, Heath, SL, Li, Z, Jiang, W. Pathological Role of Anti-CD4 Antibodies in HIV-Infected Immunologic Nonresponders Receiving Virus-Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy. J. Infect. Dis. 2017; 216 (1): 82-91. PubMed PMID:28498953 .
  5. Tacastacas, JD, Chan, DV, Carlson, S, Gerson, SL, Dowlati, A, Fu, P, Lu, K, Groft, S, Rosenjack, J, Honda, K, McCormick, TS, Cooper, KD. Evaluation of O6-Benzylguanine-Potentiated Topical Carmustine for Mycosis Fungoides: A Phase 1-2 Clinical Trial. JAMA Dermatol 2017; 153 (5): 413-420. PubMed PMID:28199478 .
  6. Soler, DC, Young, AE, Griffith, AD, Fu, PF, Cooper, KD, McCormick, TS, Popkin, DL. Overexpression of AQP3 and AQP10 in the skin exacerbates psoriasiform acanthosis. Exp. Dermatol. 2017; 26 (10): 949-951. PubMed PMID:28111811 PubMed Central PMC5577374.
  7. Starr, AG, Caimi, PF, Fu, P, Massoud, MR, Meyerson, H, Hsi, ED, Mansur, DB, Cherian, S, Cooper, BW, De Lima, MJG, Lazarus, HM, Gerson, SL, Jagadeesh, D, Smith, MR, Dean, RM, Pohlman, BL, Hill, BT, William, BM. Splenic marginal zone lymphoma: excellent outcomes in 64 patients treated in the rituximab era. Hematology 2017; 22 (7): 405-411. PubMed PMID:28105889 .
  8. Massoud, MR, Caimi, PF, Ferrari, N, Fu, P, Creger, R, Fox, R, Carlson-Barko, J, Kolk, M, Brister, L, Cooper, BW, Gerson, S, Lazarus, HM, de Lima, M, William, BM. Outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for lymphomas: a single-institution experience. Rev Bras Hematol Hemoter ; 38 (4): 314-319. PubMed PMID:27863759 PubMed Central PMC5119668.
  9. Sakre, N, Wildey, G, Behtaj, M, Kresak, A, Yang, M, Fu, P, Dowlati, A. RICTOR amplification identifies a subgroup in small cell lung cancer and predicts response to drugs targeting mTOR. Oncotarget 2017; 8 (4): 5992-6002. PubMed PMID:27863413 PubMed Central PMC5351607.
  10. Oleinick, NL, Biswas, T, Patel, R, Tao, M, Patel, R, Weeks, L, Sharma, N, Dowlati, A, Gerson, SL, Fu, P, Zhang, J, Machtay, M. Radiosensitization of non-small-cell lung cancer cells and xenografts by the interactive effects of pemetrexed and methoxyamine. Radiother Oncol 2016; 121 (2): 335-341. PubMed PMID:27838149 .
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