Preface. 1. Models and the Early Detection of Disease: Methodological Considerations; M. Zelen, S.J. Lee. 2. Statistical Models for Screening: Planning Public Health Programs; S.J. Lee, M. Zelen. 3. Survival Analysis Methods in Cancer Studies; J.P. Klein. 4. COX Proportional Hazards Regression Models for Survival Data in Cancer Research; M. Zhang. 5. Some Aspects of Analysis of Gene Array Data; B.D. Jovanovic, R.C. Bergan, W.A. Kibbe. 6. An Analysis of Gene Array Data Related to Cell Adhesion and Prostate Cancer; B.D. Jovanovic, S. Huang, Y. Liu, K.N. Naguib, R.C. Bergan. 7. Spatial Analysis of Disease; L.W. Pickle. 8. Spatial Analysis of Disease - Applications; B.S. Bell. 9. Cancer Diagnostics: Statistical Methods; A.Y. Toledano. 10. Case Study: Evaluating Accuracy of Cancer Diagnostic Tests; A.Y. Toledano, B.A. Herman. Index.
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