Competing Risk Methods in Early Breast Cancer Trials

  • R. L. Prentice
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 4)


Recent work on the analysis of failure time data with competing risks is reviewed and is discussed in relation to early breast cancer trials. Central to the discussion is the modelling, estimation and interpretation of cause-specific failure rates. Possible uses of such failure rate estimators are indicated for the study of differential treatment effects on local and distant recurrence and for the identification of dependent censorship.


Failure Time Distant Recurrence Risk Indicator Failure Type Failure Time Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Prentice
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiostatisticsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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