Andrzej Niemierko, Ph.D.


Associate Investigator
Radiation Oncology, Research Institute
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Warsaw Medical School 1986
bioinformatics; cancer biology; chemotherapy; dose-response relationship radiation; genomics; neoplasms; oncology; protons; radiation tolerance; radiotherapy conformal; radiotherapy dosage; radiotherapy planning computer-assisted; rna

The Division of Biostatistics & Biomathematics provides an essential component of the scientific basis for clinical research conducted in the Department of Radiation Oncology:

  • Database development and management
  • Developing designs for prospective clinical trials, laboratory experiments and observational studies
  • Case-control analyzes and retrospective reviews
  • Statistical analysis of data arising from these trials, experiments and reviews
  • Outcome analyses
  • Mathematical modeling of clinical data, outcomes and clinical decision making
  • Education of faculty and fellows
  • Setting up Department policies insuring scientific integrity in all activities

The mission of the Division of Biostatistics & Biomathematics is to provide biostatistical leadership, collaboration, consultation and quantitative research resources to clinical and laboratory scientists engaged in the planning, conduct, analysis, quality assurance and interpretation of research studies.

The Data Management section of the Division of Biostatistics & Biomathematics provides a full range of data managing services for clinical trials and other types of research studies.

Services include:

  • Designing study forms and case report forms
  • Assistance in writing protocols
  • Database programming and development
  • Randomizing patients
  • Monitoring the course of a trial, ensuring that the protocol is followed
  • Data entry
  • Quality assurance and auditing
  • Filing necessary forms to regulatory authorities
  • Providing data summaries to the PI and raw data files to the trial’s biostatistician