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Center For Cancer Research National Cancer Institute
Clinical Research Operations

Biostatistics and Data Management Section

The Biostatistics and Data Management Section (BDMS), Office of the Clinical Director, 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.

Seth M. Steinberg, Ph.D.
Head, Biostatistics and Data Management Section
Tel: 240.276.5563
FAX: 240.276.7885
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 2W334

David J. Venzon, Ph.D.
Tel: 240.276.5564
FAX: 240.276.7885
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 2W336

David J. Liewehr
Tel: 240.276.5569
FAX: 240.276.7885
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 2W328

Martha B. Shaw, M.A.
Administrative Lab Manager
Tel: 301.451.3941
FAX: 301.496.9020
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 10 - Hatfield CRC, Room 3-2571

Addresses and Directions

Mailing Address (U.S. Postal Service):
Biostatistics and Data Management Section
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 2W334
Bethesda, MD 20892-9716

Mailing Address (Courier/Delivery Services):
Biostatistics and Data Management Section
9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 2W334
Rockville, MD 20850

Directions to the Office by Car:

From the NIH campus, use either Old Georgetown Road or Rockville Pike to exit onto I-270 North. Travel to Exit 6B, Route 28, toward Darnestown. Once on Route 28 heading west, continue to drive straight when the road becomes Key West Avenue. Remain on Key West Avenue for approximately one mile and cross Shady Grove Road.  After crossing Shady Grove Road, turn left at the first traffic light, onto Medical Center Drive. The new building is on the right. Drive just past the parking garage and turn right onto Blackwell Road and then turn right into the multi-level parking garage. Walk through the garage, enter the main front door, and present your NIH PIV card as identification. Non-NIH or FDA employees will need to get a visitor’s pass and then be escorted upstairs. Go forward to the glass wall, turn to the left toward the West tower, go to the elevators or glass-enclosed staircase, and, once you are on the second floor look for signs directing you to the appropriate CCR office.

Directions to the Office by Shuttle:

A direct, express shuttle operates between the NIH campus (from the front of Building 31) and NCI Shady Grove, where the Biostatistics and Data Management Section is located. The schedule can be found in this document: