Prediction of cancer incidence in the Nordic countries: empirical comparison of different approaches.

@article{Mller2003PredictionOC,
  title={Prediction of cancer incidence in the Nordic countries: empirical comparison of different approaches.},
  author={Bj\orn M\oller and Harald Fekjaer and Timo Hakulinen and Helgi Sigvaldason and Hans Henrik Storm and Mats Talb{\"a}ck and Tor Haldorsen},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 17},
  pages={2751-66}
}
Prediction of the future number of cancer cases is of great interest to society. The classical approach is to use the age-period-cohort model for making cancer incidence predictions. We made an empirical comparison of different versions of this model, using data from cancer registries in the Nordic countries for the period 1958-1997. We have applied 15 different methods to 20 sites for each sex in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Median absolute value of the relative difference between… CONTINUE READING

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