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Activity Number: 346
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts
Abstract - #305165
Title: Two in One: A SAS Macro That Creates Tables and Graphs for Survival Analysis and Combines Results Together
Author(s): Jian Hua Huang*+
Companies: Celgene Corporation
Address: 12 Woodruff Ct, New Providence, NJ, 07974, United States
Keywords: Survival Analysis ; SAS Macro

Survival analysis is a commonly used statistical method in oncology clinical studies, where the comparison of overall survival becomes the key efficacy measurement. Most statistician and SAS programmers need to conduct survival analysis in their daily jobs, and they are facing following challenges: 1.They must know how to conduct survival analysis in SAS language (i.e. using PROC LIFETEST, PROC PHREG); 2. They need to understand the outputs from survival analysis and pick up the right parameters for the table outputs; 3. They need to create different types of tables; 4. In addition to tables, they are often required to generate graphs. This macro is aimed to resolve all above challenges and help conducting survival analysis in a much simpler and efficient way. It could create different types of tables and meanwhile it creates graphs as well. The most appealing part is that the macro coul

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