Building and Validating High Throughput Lung Cancer Biomarkers

Here's to Your Health

Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States, and it causes more deaths each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. The deaths of television news anchor Peter Jennings and Christopher Reeve’s widow, Dana Reeve, have recently put lung cancer in the national spotlight. Using lung cancer as an example, we illustrate important statistical issues in discovering and validating high throughput cancer biomarkers for predicting a cancer patient’s risk of cancer recurrence.

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