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MOTIVATION Recent technological advances such as cDNA microarray technology have made it possible to simultaneously interrogate thousands of genes in a biological specimen. A cDNA microarray experiment produces a gene expression 'profile'. Often interest lies in discovering novel subgroupings, or 'clusters', of specimens based on their profiles, for example(More)
The Cochran-Armitage trend test is commonly used as a genotype-based test for candidate gene association. Corresponding to each underlying genetic model there is a particular set of scores assigned to the genotypes that maximizes its power. When the variance of the test statistic is known, the formulas for approximate power and associated sample size are(More)
BACKGROUND The reported incidence of primary malignant brain tumors among children in the United States increased by 35% during the period from 1973 through 1994. The purpose of our study was twofold: 1) to determine whether the reported incidence rates for this period are better represented by a linear increase over the entire period ("linear model") or,(More)
PURPOSE A new generation of molecularly targeted agents is entering the definitive stage of clinical evaluation. Many of these drugs benefit only a subset of treated patients and may be overlooked by the traditional, broad-eligibility approach to randomized clinical trials. Thus, there is a need for development of novel statistical methodology for rapid(More)
PURPOSE Many anticancer therapies benefit only a subset of treated patients and may be overlooked by the traditional broad eligibility approach to design phase III clinical trials. New biotechnologies such as microarrays can be used to identify the patients that are most likely to benefit from anticancer therapies. However, due to the high-dimensional(More)
BACKGROUND Many molecularly targeted anticancer agents entering the definitive stage of clinical development benefit only a subset of treated patients. This may lead to missing effective agents by the traditional broad-eligibility randomized trials due to the dilution of the overall treatment effect. We propose a statistically rigorous biomarker-adaptive(More)
Population-based case-control studies are a useful method to test for a genetic association between a trait and a marker. However, the analysis of the resulting data can be affected by population stratification or cryptic relatedness, which may inflate the variance of the usual statistics, resulting in a higher-than-nominal rate of false-positive results.(More)
BACKGROUND A chemoresponse assay that can be used to predict which patients will respond to which drugs would be useful in directing treatment. Two new analytic methods to assess the predictive ability of a chemoresponse assay have been proposed by Tian et al. METHODS Three examples in which a hypothetical assay has no predictive ability are considered to(More)
BACKGROUND Many cancer patients in phase I clinical trials are treated at doses of chemotherapeutic agents that are below the biologically active level, thus reducing their chances for therapeutic benefit. Current phase I trials often take a long time to complete and provide little information about interpatient variability or cumulative toxicity. PURPOSE(More)
Abbreviations: autism Aut Tourette Syndrome TS autoimmune/ inflammatory disorders AI multiple sclerosis MS systemic lupus erythematosus SLE systemic lupus erythematosus SLE-NP with neuropsychiatric phenotype Crohn's disease CD Psoriasis PS Type I diabetes IDDM Ankylosing spondylitis ANK Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity(More)