Tree-structured survival analysis

Cancer Treat Rep. 1985 Oct;69(10):1065-9.


In this note, tree-structured recursive partitioning schemes for classification, probability class estimation, and regression are adapted to cover censored survival analysis. The only assumptions required are those which guarantee identifiability of conditional distributions of lifetime given covariates. Thus, the techniques are applicable to more general situations than are those of the famous semi-parametric model of Cox.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Models, Biological*
  • Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Probability
  • Prognosis