Stage-specific cancer incidence: an artificially mixed multinomial logit model.

@article{Chefo2009StagespecificCI,
  title={Stage-specific cancer incidence: an artificially mixed multinomial logit model.},
  author={Solomon Chefo and A. Tsodikov},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 15},
  pages={2054-76}
}
Early detection of prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen test led to a sharp spike in the incidence of the disease accompanied by an equally sharp improvement in patient prognoses as evaluated at the point of advanced diagnosis. Observed outcomes represent age at diagnosis and stage, a categorical prognostic variable combining the actual stage and the grade of tumor. The picture is summarized by the stage-specific cancer incidence that represents a joint survival-multinomial… CONTINUE READING