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BACKGROUND Dasatinib, a highly potent BCR-ABL inhibitor, is an effective treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML CP) after resistance, suboptimal response, or intolerance to prior imatinib. In a phase 3 dose optimization trial in patients with CML CP (CA180-034), the occurrence of pleural effusion was significantly(More)
In this summary paper, we describe the contributions included in the Multistage Design group (Group 14) at the Genetic Analysis Workshop 15, which was held during November 12-14, 2006. Our group contrasted and compared different approaches to reducing complexity in a genetic study through implementation of staged designs. Most groups used the simulated(More)
Genomewide linkage studies are tending toward the use of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) as the markers of choice. However, linkage disequilibrium (LD) between tightly linked SNPs violates the fundamental assumption of linkage equilibrium (LE) between markers that underlies most multipoint calculation algorithms currently available, and this leads to(More)
Recent advances in molecular technologies have resulted in the ability to screen hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms and tens of thousands of gene expression profiles. While these data have the potential to inform investigations into disease etiologies and advance medicine, the question of how to adequately control both type I and type(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the first tools for performing linkage analysis, Haseman-Elston regression (HE), has been successfully used to identify linkages to several disease traits. A recent explosion in extensions of HE leaves one faced with the task of choosing a flavor of HE best suited for a given situation. This paper puts this dilemma into perspective and(More)
Assigning credit to different marketing activities has long been an important but challenging goal for a marketer. With the advent of digital marketing, the marketer can now potentially record each interaction with a prospective customer. With this development it is possible to measure and assign credit for each marketing interaction. We propose an(More)
Sarcoidosis, a systemic granulomatous disease, likely results from both environmental agents and genetic susceptibility. Sarcoidosis is more prevalent in women and, in the United States, African Americans are both more commonly and more severely affected than Caucasians. We report a follow up of the first genome scan for sarcoidosis susceptibility genes in(More)
Cookies and log in-based authentication often provide incomplete data for stitching website visitors across multiple sources, necessitating probabilistic deduplication. We address this challenge by formulating the problem as a binary classification task for pairs of anonymous visitors. We compute visitor proximity vectors by converting categorical variables(More)