Norman Breslow

Appointments and Affiliations

University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Professor, Appointed: 1967
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences
Member, Appointed: 1974
Professional Headshot of Norman  Breslow

Mailing Address

Box 357232
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-7232
United States


Phone: (206) 543-2035
Fax: (206) 616-2724


Ph.D., Stanford University, Statistics, 1967.
B.A., Reed College, Mathematics, 1962.

Research Interests

Statistical methods in epidemiology.
Childhood cancer, especially Wilms tumor.

Additional Experience

During 1969-2002 I served as statistician to the National Wilms Tumor Study Group whose Data and Statistical Center I direct at the FHCRC. I continue as PI on a longitudinal study of the survivors.

Future Research

Continued follow-up and analysis of the large Wilms tumor cohort to ascertain rates of second malignant neoplasms, renal failure, cardiomyopathy and adverse pregnancy outcome.

Methods for design and statistical analysis of epidemiological studies involving complex, outcome dependent sampling


(Reading, Writing, Speaking)

French: (Functional, Basic, Functional)
Spanish: (Functional, Basic, Basic)


American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of University Professors
American Statistical Association
Institute of Medicine
International Biometric Society
International Statistical Institute
Royal Statistical Society
Society for Epidemiologic Research

Honors and Awards

2006, Honorary Life Member, International Biometric Society
2002, Nathan Mantel Award, American Statistical Association (Biometrics Section)
2001, Docteur Honoris Causa, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux II
1995, Snedecor Award, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
1995, R.A. Fisher Award and Lecture, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
1994, Honorary Fellow, Royal Statistical Society
1984, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1982-1983, Senior US Scientist Award (Sonderpreis), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
1978, Spiegelman Gold Medal Award, American Public Health Association
1976, Fellow, American Statistical Association


  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Late Effects of Treatment in Wilms Tumor Survivors and Offspring (Years 16-20), 2006 to 2011.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Statistical Methods in Cancer Epidemiology (Years 15-19), 1999 to 2003.


Recent Publications