A method for assessing potential bias among cancer patients recorded as “dead of other causes”. Application to cases of intraocular melanoma

John Gamel, Johanna Seddon, Lela Polivogianis, Daniel Albert, Richard Greenberg

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By applying the Cox regression model to 226 cases of intraocular melanoma, the authors detected a statistical association between tumor‐related measurements and 42 deaths that were recorded as due to causes other than melanoma within 10 years of follow‐up. This association may reflect a number of events, including errors in assignment of cause of death and confounding from any one of several sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2246-2249
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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