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A Markov Model for Analysing Cancer Markers and Disease States in Survival Studies
Vol. 42, No. 4 (Dec., 1986), pp. 855-865
Published by: International Biometric Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2530699
Page Count: 11
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In studies of serial cancer markers or disease states and their relations to survival, data on the marker or state are usually obtained at infrequent time points during follow-up. A Markov model is developed to assess the dependence of risk of death on marker level or disease state and inferences within this model are based directly on data collected in this haphazard way. An application relating changing levels of serum alpha-fetoprotein to death in hepatocellular carcinoma is discussed in detail.
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