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dc.contributor.advisor Kimmel, Marek
dc.creatorBrauner, Christopher Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:11:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:11:41Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation Brauner, Christopher Mark. "Progress against cancer: A new measure." (1995) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13928.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13928
dc.description.abstract Measures of the impact of cancer on survival are often incomplete, and are subject to biases which cloud the assessment of progress against the disease. A new measure, the proportion diagnosed with cancer and dead by a particular age, is proposed. This measure incorporates incidence, survival, and mortality, and improves upon other measures in several ways. The measure is examined separately by sex/race combinations for three periods of diagnosis. To calculate the measure, long-term survival must be known or estimated. Only a limited period of followup is available for the population studied; therefore, a model expressing survival time as a function of age and diagnosis period is sought. The accelerated failure model is considered, but is poor at predicting later survival from early experience. Estimation is accomplished by projecting short-term survival experience from early diagnosis periods to later periods, and using the accelerated failure model to predict long-term survival.
dc.format.extent 36 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectStatistics
dc.title Progress against cancer: A new measure
dc.type Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Statistics
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts


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