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July 23, 1998


H. Samuel Wieand, director of the Biostatistical Center for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and professor of biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, recently was named Pittsburgh Statistician of the Year for 1998 by the American Statistical Association, Pittsburgh chapter.

Wieand has been instrumental in the design and analysis of clinical trials involving breast and colon cancers that have altered the way physicians around the world prevent and treat these cancers. The NSABP research team, working with the National Cancer Institute, announced that tamoxifen, a drug commonly used to treat breast cancer, can cut the risk of breast cancer almost in half for high-risk patients.

Wieand holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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