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Last Updated: 04/25/2012

About the Branch Chief

Richard Simon

Richard Simon, Ph.D., is Chief of the Biometric Research Branch in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis. Dr. Simon holds a doctoral degree in applied mathematics and computer science from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. More…


The Biometric Research Branch (BRB) is the statistical and biomathematical component of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). BRB members provide statistical leadership for DCTD national research programs in clinical trials, developmental therapeutics, developmental diagnostics, diagnostic imaging, and statistical and computational genomics. Staff members have doctoral degrees and expertise in biostatistics, biomathematics, computational biology, and computer science.

The philosophy of BRB is to have the staff combine two functions: collaboration and consultation with scientific administrators at DCTD and intramural investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI); and conduct of self-initiated research on topics important to cancer research and to collaborative investigations. Combining these functions has enabled BRB to recruit and retain an expert research staff to provide the highest quality collaborative and consulting staff to DCTD and NCI scientists and to accomplish research in the areas of statistical, mathematical, and computational sciences that is motivated and informed by real and important problems of current cancer research. BRB does not have a grant, cooperative agreement, or contract portfolio and does not sponsor or fund extramural research.