Andrea Arfe, PhD

Assistant Attending Biostatistician

Andrea Arfe, PhD

Assistant Attending Biostatistician
Andrea Arfe


Bocconi University; Milan, Italy

Current Research Interest

Dr. Arfè’s research interests include statistical decision theory, Bayesian analysis, and machine learning. Dr. Arfè collaborates with investigators in the Genito-Urinary Oncology Service and with members of the MSK Biomarker Development Program to study new blood-based biomarkers in metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) based on circulating tumor cells. In his current methodological research, Dr. Arfè aims to develop new adaptive clinical trial designs based on machine learning methods. In support to his research program, he has been selected to receive Developmental Funds from the Cancer Center Support Grant.


Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Arfè A, Narang C, DuBois SG, Reaman G, Bourgeois F. Clinical development of new drugs for adults and children with cancer, 2010-2020. JNCI 2023; 115(8):917-925
  2. Han L, Arfe A, Trippa L. Sensitivity Analyses of Clinical Trial Designs: Selecting Scenarios and Summarizing Operating Characteristics. Am Stat 2023; in press.
  3. Arfè A, Muliere P. A general Bayesian bootstrap for censored data based on the beta-Stacy process. J Stat Planning and Inference 2023; 222:241-251. 
  4. Barnett ES, Schultz N, Stopsack KH, Lam ET, Arfè A, Lee J, Zhao JL, Schonhoft JD, Carbone EA, Keegan NM, Wibmer A, Wang Y, Solit DB, Abida W, Wenstrup R, Scher HI. Analysis of BRCA2 Copy Number Loss and Genomic Instability in Circulating Tumor Cells from Patients with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer. European Urology 2022; 83(2):112-120
  5. Arfè A, Alexander B, Trippa L. Optimality of testing procedures for survival data. Biometrics 2021; 77:587-598.


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