James M. Boyett

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BACKGROUND Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve is widely used to evaluate virtual screening (VS) studies. However, the method fails to address the "early recognition" problem specific to VS. Although many other metrics, such as RIE, BEDROC, and pROC that emphasize "early recognition" have been proposed, there are no rigorous statistical guidelines(More)
The methodological advancement in microarray data analysis on the basis of false discovery rate (FDR) control, such as the q-value plots, allows the investigator to examine the FDR from several perspectives. However, when FDR control at the "customary" levels 0.01, 0.05, or 0.1 does not provide fruitful findings, there is little guidance for making the(More)
This article examines the impact of four policy changes made to a State children's health insurance program (SCHIP) as it transitioned to Title XXI on program disenrollment and re-enrollment. The changes were: (1) expanded eligibility criteria, (2) reduction in the family share of the premium, (3) expansion of the mental health benefit, and (4)(More)
BACKGROUND Histopathological grading of ependymoma has been controversial with respect to its reproducibility and clinical significance. In a 3-phase study, we reviewed the pathology of 229 intracranial ependymomas from European trial cohorts of infants (2 trials - SFOP/CNS9204) and older children (2 trials - AIEOP/CNS9904) to assess both diagnostic(More)
In this paper we propose a stochastic model based on the branching process for estimation and comparison of the mutation rates in proliferation processes of cells or microbes. We assume in this model that cells or microbes (the elements of a population) are reproduced by generations and thus the model is more suitably applicable to situations in which the(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor is overexpressed in most pediatric high-grade gliomas (HGG). Since erlotinib had shown activity in adults with HGG, we conducted a phase II trial of erlotinib and local radiotherapy (RT) in children with newly diagnosed HGG. METHODS Following maximum surgical resection, patients between 3 and 21 years with(More)
  • Bernadine Donahue, Mary A. H. Marymont, Sandra Kessel, Matthew K. Iandoli, Thomas FitzGerald, Emiko Holmes +4 others
  • 2012
PURPOSE Associations of radiation therapy (RT) deviations and outcomes in medulloblastoma have not been defined well, particularly in the era of reduced-dose craniospinal irradiation and chemotherapy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of RT on Children's Cancer Group/Pediatric Oncology Group 9961 and analyze associations of RT deviations with(More)
Successfully evaluating pathologists' acumen could be very useful in improving the concordance of their calls on histopathologic variables. We are proposing a new method to estimate the reviewers' acumen based on their histopathologic calls. The previously proposed method includes redundant parameters that are not identifiable and results are incorrect. The(More)
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