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Estimation of the failure time distribution in the presence of informative censoring. (English) Zbl 1036.62110
Summary: We present a method for estimating the survival curve of a continuous failure time random variable from right-censored data. Our method allows adjustment for informative censoring due to measured prognostic factors for time-to-event and censoring while simultaneously quantifying the sensitivity of the inference to residual dependence between failure and censoring due to unmeasured factors. We present the results of a simulation study and illustrate our approach using data from the AIDS Clinical Trial Group 175 study.

MSC:
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
62N01 Censored data models
62N02 Estimation in survival analysis and censored data
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