Letter to the Editor

Competing risks analysis in the prognostic assessment of patients undergoing lung resection

Takashi Eguchi, Prasad S. Adusumilli


Based on a competing risk analysis of cause-specific mortality, we recently (1) demonstrated that noncancer-specific mortality is a significant competing event against lung cancer-specific mortality in patients who have undergone curative intent lung resection for stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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