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Saverio Virdone

Research Degree Student

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a Statistician graduated in 2014 from the University of Padua (Italy).

I have spent five years as a Biostatistician at the National Cancer Institute of Aviano (Italy), working on cancer survival and prevalence. Since 2017, I have been carrying out my research activity at the Thrombosis Research Institute (UK) where I am involved in different observational cohort studies on cardiovascular diseases.

I joined the Cancer Survival Group in January 2021 as a Research Degree Student. My PhD project focuses on cancer cure indicators using the CONCORD data.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Research

I am interested in the field of biostatistics and clinical research, in particular in the statistical methods for observational studies and register-based research.

In my work with the Thrombosis Research Institute, I use real-world data to test different medications effectiveness and safety and to evaluate public health interventions in patients with atrial fibrillation. I also collaborate with the Duke Clinical Research Institute (US) for the development and validation of prediction models and clinical risk scores.

My PhD research is aimed to provide reliable and up-to-date global estiamates of cancer cure indicators which are often missing from current survival statistics. These indicators will provide helpful information to public health planners in the evaluation of treatment, to oncologists in planning patients' follow-up, and to the increasing number of people living after a cancer diagnosis.

Research Area
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Public health
Statistical methods
Surveillance
Global Health
Methodology
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Non-communicable diseases
Region
World