Since starting at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Ms. Eaton has worked on various projects with Dr. Gonen, including a study investigating how dynamic MRI can be used to measure the effect of chemotherapy in the liver and how the changes in vascularity associated with the treatment are associated with tumor response and survival, and another study of the prognostic use of tumor size in predicting the outcome of ablation on liver metastases from colorectal cancer.
Ms. Eaton’s primary collaboration is with Dr. Patil and the Breast Service. She is currently working on a project investigating the effect of breast density on the choice of surgical procedure and success of surgery in women with invasive breast cancer.
Ms. Eaton’s research interests include unique issues in analyzing time-to-event data. Specifically, she is interested in survival analysis methods that incorporate time-dependent covariates, methods that can deal with informative censoring and competing risks, and interpretation of effects in these situations. She is also interested in clinical trial design and methods to maximize the usefulness of observational cohort data.