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Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Seminar

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Cancer Working Group 1-31-2022 Flyer

Luke Benz
Doctoral Student, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University

“mixWAS: A Federated Algorithm for Testing Variant Level Associations Across Mixed Type Phenotypes”

ABSTRACT: Methods that leverage cross-phenotype associations or pleiotropy in risk prediction have been shown to achieve improved performance compared to single-phenotype analyses. Before jointly analyzing multiple phenotypes in risk prediction models, we hope to obtain a list of candidate variants that are at least associated with one of the phenotypes of interest. With data from multiple biobanks, we propose a novel federated algorithm for testing the SNP-level association across multiple mixed type phenotypes, termed as mixWAS.


January 31
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Lecture / Seminar