Regression modeling of competing risk using R: an in depth guide for clinicians

Bone Marrow Transplant. 2010 Sep;45(9):1388-95. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2009.359. Epub 2010 Jan 11.


We describe how to conduct a regression analysis for competing risks data. The use of an add-on package for the R statistical software is described, which allows for the estimation of the semiparametric proportional hazards model for the subdistribution of a competing risk analysis as proposed by Fine and Gray. J Am Stat Assoc 1999; 94: 496-509.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / methods
  • Models, Statistical*
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / epidemiology*
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / therapy*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Regression Analysis*
  • Risk Assessment / methods
  • Risk Factors
  • Software*