American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Biostatistics Seminar Series
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center



Sujata Patil, Ph.D.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

TESTS TO COMPARE COMPETING RISKS

Competing risks occur when a patient experiencing one type of event that changes the probability of developing a second type of event. For example, it may be of interest to examine whether the incidence of death due to disease is different in two subgroups of patients, where death due to other causes is defined as a competing risk.

Tests to compare the cumulative risk of one event in subgroups of patients have been developed and are commonly used. However, another hypothesis of interest is in testing whether the cumulative distributions of two competing events are different. In this seminar, I will discuss previously developed methods on this problem and also share our preliminary work.

This is joint work with Deborah Kuk.


Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
485 Lexington Avenue
(Between 46th & 47th Streets)
2nd Floor
Conference Room B
New York, New York 10017

**Note: Outside visitors please email celeat@mskcc.org, for building access. You must be on the security list to enter the floor.

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