2016/2017 Seminar Series

Thursday 25th May 2017,


(Seminari de Matemàtica Aplicada, Ed. P4)

Enrique Y. Bitchatchi Agay

(MD; MPH. independent consultor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Liability in Health Care; UdG)

Efficient Waiting-Time methods for temporal clustering detection of cancer

Abstract:Detection of increasing trend of cancer incidence in relatively small populations dictates analyses by a sequential procedure that is efficient for small number of cases spread over a long period. Inflation of the significance level is accounted for. In addition, a cumulative probability of a continuous random variable, graphically presented, depicts the temporal pattern of the diagnoses. This pattern may provide clues regarding the time and intensity of the carcinogenic exposure.