Emily Craig Zabor, MS

Research Biostatistician

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University of Minnesota

Emily’s primary collaboration is with Dr. Helena Furberg. Their work has focused on the impact of smoking intensity and duration on prognosis in urologic cancers including bladder and kidney cancer. They are also actively investigating the role of BMI and metabolic health on prognosis. Emily also collaborates with Dr. Colin Begg in developing statistical methods to assess etiologic heterogeneity. Together they have pursued analyses in both case-control as well as case-only settings and among both single primary and double primary cancers including melanoma, breast and kidney cancer. Finally, Emily works with Dr. Irina Ostrovnaya to investigate genetic and genomic predictive and prognostic factors in urologic cancers.


Kim PH, Cha EK, Sfakianos JP, Iyer G, Zabor EC, et al. Genomic Predictors of Survival in Patients with High-grade Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder. European urology. Feb 2015;67(2):198-201.

Begg CB, Seshan VE, Zabor EC, et al. Genomic investigation of etiologic heterogeneity: methodologic challenges. BMC medical research methodology. 2014;14:138.

Begg CB, Zabor EC, Bernstein JL, Bernstein L, Press MF, Seshan VE. A conceptual and methodological framework for investigating etiologic heterogeneity. Statistics in medicine. Dec 20 2013;32(29):5039-5052.

Hakimi AA, Furberg H, Zabor EC, et al. An epidemiologic and genomic investigation into the obesity paradox in renal cell carcinoma. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dec 18 2013;105(24):1862-1870.

Zabor EC, Gonen M, Chapman PB, Panageas KS. Dynamic prognostication using conditional survival estimates. Cancer. Oct 15 2013;119(20):3589-3592.

Iyer G, Al-Ahmadie H, Schultz N, …, Zabor EC, et al. Prevalence and co-occurrence of actionable genomic alterations in high-grade bladder cancer. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Sep 1 2013;31(25):3133-3140.

Zabor EC, Li Y, Thornton LM, et al. Initial reactions to tobacco use and risk of future regular use. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Feb 2013;15(2):509-517.

Begg CB, Zabor EC. Detecting and exploiting etiologic heterogeneity in epidemiologic studies. American journal of epidemiology. Sep 15 2012;176(6):512-518.

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