Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name



Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Degree Program

Biostatistics with a concentration in Decision Science, MS

Committee Chair

Rai, Shesh Nath

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Brock, Guy

Committee Member

Wu, Dongfeng

Committee Member

Groves, Frank


Survival analysis (Biometry)


The research conducted for this thesis was performed to summarize some of the most commonly used survival analysis techniques as well as to create one macro that will provide the solutions for these techniques. Some of the techniques that this thesis focuses on are survival and hazard functions, mean and median survival times, life table, log rank test, proportional hazards/model building, and competing risk. To further analyze these survival analysis techniques I will use the Bone Marrow Transplantation for Leukemia dataset. This trial consists of either acute myelocytic leukemia (AML 99 patients) or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL 38 patients). There are two risk level for AML, low risk first readmission (54 patients) and high risk second readmission or untreated first relapse (15 patients) or second or greater relapse or never in remission (30 patients). Any further details of this study can be found in (Copelan, 1991).