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Clinical Research Operations

Biostatistics and Data Management Section

The Biostatistics and Data Management Section (BDMS) provides statistical leadership and data management consultation for CCR's clinical activities and is involved in the design, review, conduct, monitoring and statistical analyses of NCI intramural, and occasionally multi-center clinical trials of experimental treatments for cancer, AIDS and AIDS-related malignancies.

Data Analysis and Consultation

In addition to collaboration on clinical trials, the BDMS provides a broad range of data analysis and consultation services to CCR laboratories performing basic research into the origin and growth mechanisms of cancer and HIV/AIDS.

  • Other major collaborative efforts include clinical studies to identify important prognostic and treatment selection factors, evaluate diagnostic procedures, develop improved staging systems and assist investigators in the design, execution and analysis of major pharmacokinetic and in vitro drug testing studies.
  • The section develops and implements novel statistical study designs and biometric methods related to the development and evaluation of new cancer and HIV/AIDS-related malignancy treatments. Senior members of the BDMS hold secondary appointments in the Biometric Research Branch of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI.
  • The section maintains computerized data collection systems for intramural and national multicenter clinical protocols and works closely with interested branches to improve data recording and retrieval.
  • The section maintains a unified system for tracking basic information on all patients registered on CCR protocols.

Seth Steinberg, Ph.D.
Head, Biostatistics and Data Management Section
Tel: 301.496.9502
FAX: 301.402.1259
6116 Executive Blvd, Room 702

David Venzon, Ph.D.
Tel: 301.496.9502
FAX: 301.402.1259
6116 Exec Blvd, Room 702

David Liewehr
Tel: 301.496.9502
FAX: 301.402.1259
6116 Exec Blvd, Room 702

Martha B. Shaw, M.A.
Administrative Lab Manager
Tel: 301.451.3941
FAX: 301.402.1259
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 10 - Hatfield CRC, Room 3-2571

Addresses and Directions

Mailing Address (U.S. Postal Service):
Biostatistics and Data Management Section
6116 Executive Blvd., Room 702, MSC 8325
Bethesda, MD 20892-8325

Mailing Address (Courier/Delivery Services):
Biostatistics and Data Management Section
6116 Executive Blvd., Room 702
Rockville, MD 20852

Directions to the Office by Car:
From the NIH main campus, take Old Georgetown Road north, approximately 3.5 miles from Center Drive, and turn left at the stoplight at Executive Boulevard. Turn left at the second traffic light, into the complex with Executive Plaza North (EPN), Executive Plaza South (EPS) and 6116 Executive Boulevard. Once you're inside the complex, take the second quick left just before the EPN/EPS parking lot gates, then bear right to the gate to take a ticket for parking. We validate parking. Fifteen minutes of free parking is also permitted in the circle, just outside the parking gate, as available.

Directions to the Office by Shuttle:
Please take an Executive Plaza shuttle from the South Entrance of Building 10. Click here to view the NIH/Executive Plaza Shuttle Schedule. 6116 Executive Boulevard is right across the parking lot from Exeutive Plaza North (EPN) and Executive Plaza South (EPS), and is well marked by a sign "6116" above the front entrance to the building, which faces EPN and EPS. After entering the building, take the elevator to the 7th floor and look for the Biostatistics and Data Management Section office sign, which is visible after you exit the elevator.

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