Gregory Pond


Dr. Gregory Pond is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology with an Associate Appointment in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Pond received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Toronto and earlier received degrees from Simon Fraser University and Brock University. Having previously worked at the Mayo Clinic, Princess Margaret Hospital and in industry, Greg joined McMaster University in 2008. He has co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications, is accredited as a Professional Statistician by the Statistical Society of Canada and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Pond has regularly been invited as a faculty member to teach at the ECCO-ESMO-AACR-EORTC Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop in Flims, Switzerland, is a member of the Program Management Committee of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research High Impact Clinical Trials Program, and has sat on numerous grant panels, including for the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society. Dr. Pond’s research interests are in all aspects of cancer clinical trial methodology, with a focus on statistical education and biostatistical methods. 

Key Publications:

Pond GR, Armstrong AJ, Wood BA, Brookes M, Leopold L, Berry WR, de Wit R, Eisenberger MA, Tannock IF, Sonpavde G. Evaluating the value of number of cycles of Docetaxel and Prednisone in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Eur Urol. 2012 Feb;61(2):363-9. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2011.06.034. Epub 2011 Jun 22. PMID: 21715086.

Pond GR, Abbasi S. Quantitative evaluation of single-arm versus randomized phase II cancer clinical trials. Clin Trials. 2011 Jun;8(3):260-9. doi: 10.1177/1740774511401764. Epub 2011 Apr 20. PMID: 21511687.

Pond GR. Statistical issues in the use of dynamic allocation methods for balancing baseline covariates. Br J Cancer. 2011 May 24;104(11):1711-5. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.157. Epub 2011 May 3. PMID: 21540857.