Journal of Current Oncology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--21

Basics of survival statistics for oncologists


Anurag Mehta1, Anurag Sharma2 
1 Department of Laboratory and Transfusion Services, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Delhi, India
2 Department of Research, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anurag Sharma
Department of Research, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Delhi.
India

In clinical practice, survival curves show the fraction of patients who experienced the outcome of interest. As survival data contain “censored” observations where a patient is lost to scrutiny before experiencing the outcome, a sensible survival curve cannot be computed through simple division. This article aimed to provide various important aspects of survival analysis, censoring and various survival estimation techniques that are simple to calculate and understand, and a better visualization of statistical significance.


How to cite this article:
Mehta A, Sharma A. Basics of survival statistics for oncologists.J Curr Oncol 2021;4:13-21


How to cite this URL:
Mehta A, Sharma A. Basics of survival statistics for oncologists. J Curr Oncol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 28 ];4:13-21
Available from: https://www.journalofcurrentoncology.org/article.asp?issn=2589-8892;year=2021;volume=4;issue=1;spage=13;epage=21;aulast=Mehta;type=0