A methodology is formulated to analyze tumor recurrence data when its incidence rate is restricted due to medication. Analytic results are derived to make a probabilistic early warning of tumor recurrence free period of length τ; that is, the chance for a safe period of lengthτ is estimated. The captured data are length biased. Expressions are developed to extract and relate to counterparts of the non-length biased data. Three data sets are considered as illustrations: (1) patients who are given a placebo, (2) patients who are given the medicine pyridoxine and (3) patients who are given the medicine thiotepa.
"Is Next Twelve Months Period Tumor Recurrence Free Under Restricted Rate Due to Medication? A Probabilistic Warning,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 10
, Article 30.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol10/iss1/30