This paper looks at permutation methods used to deal with hypothesis testing within the survival analysis framework. In the literature, several attempts have been made to deal with the comparison of survival curves and, depending on the survival and hazard functions of two groups, they can be more or less efficient in detecting differences. Furthermore, in some situations, censoring can be informative in that it depends on treatment effect. Our proposal is based on the nonparametric combination approach and has proven to be very effective under different configurations of survival and hazard functions. It allows the practitioner to test jointly on primary and censoring events and, by using multiple testing methods, to assess the significance of the treatment effect separately on the survival and the censoring process.
Nonparametric combination tests for comparing two survival curves with informative and non-informative censoring / Arboretti, Rosa; Fontana, Roberto; Pesarin, Fortunato; Salmaso, Luigi. - In: STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 0962-2802. - STAMPA. - (2017).
|Titolo:||Nonparametric combination tests for comparing two survival curves with informative and non-informative censoring|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0962280217710836|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|