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PANDA helps us understand how cells function

A major open question in biology is how the genetic program encoded within our genes is translated into the phenotypes...

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Rafael Irizarry named new Chair of department

We are delighted to announce that Rafael Irizarry, PhD, will become the new Chair of the Department of Biostatistics...

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Fengmin Zhao promoted to Research Scientist

Fengmin Zhao was promoted to Research Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of...

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Blood test may predict which breast cancers will recur

This substudy to an ECOG-ACRIN trial E5103 (Anne O'Neill, biostatistician) showed that results from a blood test may...

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.
Our Department

Our Department

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology combines independent research, collaboration, and consultation in quantitative methods as they apply to cancer, the environment, and research into AIDS, as well as focusing on the application of functional genomics techniques and the development of computational approaches in support of these studies to develop a comprehensive view of human diseases including cancer.

Our Research

The breadth of our research covers everything from traditional biostatistics in cancer research to analysis of gene expression in human cancers and cancer models; see what we are up to!


The department currently has 34 senior and junior faculty members, 6 researchers, 21 master's-level statisticians, 34 postdoctoral fellows, and 50 graduate students. The breadth of their research covers everything from traditional biostatistics in cancer research to analysis of gene expression in human cancers and cancer models.

The department has a close partnership with the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where the majority of our faculty hold primary academic appointments, as well as the Harvard Medical School and the Department of Statistics at Harvard University.



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