American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Biostatistics Seminar


Mithat Gönen, Ph.D.
Associate Attending Biostatistician
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

MULTI-STATE MODELING OF RECURRENT GASTRIC CANCER

Many patients recur with symptoms following gastrectomy. This has been taken as a surrogate of disease biology by some and insufficiently frequent follow-up by others. The principle evidence used in making these arguments is the time between detection of progression and death. We will discuss how this can be subject to lead-time bias and propose an alternative based on multi-state modeling. Semi-parametric and fully parametric approaches will be considered for comparing the lifetime of patients recurring with and without symptoms.

(Joint work with Rachel Jia and Kathy Panageas)


Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Time: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
307 East 63rd Street
(between First and Second Avenues)
3rd Floor Conference Room
New York, New York
Note: To gain access to the building, please follow the directions by the telephone in the foyer.

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