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Basic Introductory Statistics for Radiation Oncologists

posted on 2020-12-11, 12:46 authored by Clifton D. FullerClifton D. Fuller, Jordan Kharofa

As part of the “Biostatistics and Evidence Appraisal for Radiation Oncologists”, an online seminar series is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Department of Radiation Oncology and ROECSG (Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group, Dr. Clifton fuller presented exemplar data from the following publications of prospective trial performed under the auspices of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Trial No, 88-001):

-Peters LJ, Goepfert H, Ang KK, Byers RM, Maor MH, Guillamondegui O, Morrison WH, Weber RS, Garden AS, Frankenthaler RA, et al. Evaluation of the dose for postoperative radiation therapy of head and neck cancer: first report of a prospective randomized trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1993 Apr 30;26(1):3-11. doi: 10.1016/0360-3016(93)90167-t. PMID: 8482629.

-Rosenthal DI, Mohamed ASR, Garden AS, Morrison WH, El-Naggar AK, Kamal M, Weber RS, Fuller CD, Peters LJ. Final Report of a Prospective Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Dose-Response Relationship for Postoperative Radiation Therapy and Pathologic Risk Groups in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Aug 1;98(5):1002-1011. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.02.218. Epub 2017 Jul 10. PMID: 28721881; PMCID: PMC5518636.

Data from these publications was anonymized (I.e. stripped of 45 CFR § 164.514- defined PHI identifiers); age values were “scrambled” in random order, such that they are not associated directly with the index patient case-data. The resultant dataset is presented as a .csv file for use for training and statistical instruction purposes.


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