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Title: Applications of non-mixture cure models in childhood cancer studies
Author: Weston, Claire Louise
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
The United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) was formed in 1977 with the aims of improving the management and advancing knowledge and Ludy of childhood cancers. UKCCSG studies are usually analysed using Cox models to assess whether certain prognostic factors may have an influence on survival. Cox models assume that proportional hazards exist and that all individuals will eventually experience the event of interest resulting in a long-term survival of zero. In childhood cancer, this may not be the case, as survival rates in excess of 70% are often observed. Parametric cure models have been proposed as an alternative method for analysing long term outcome aata m cases such as these.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.492826  DOI: Not available
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