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Title: Surrogate Marker Evaluation from an Information Theory Perspective
Authors: Alonso Abad, Ariel
Molenberghs, Geert
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: BIOMETRICS, 63(1). p. 180-186
Abstract: The last 20 years have seen lots of work in the area of surrogate marker validation, partly devoted to frame the evaluation in a multitrial framework, leading to definitions in terms of the quality of trial- and individual-level association between a potential surrogate and a true endpoint (Buyse et al., 2000, Biostatistics 1, 49–67). A drawback is that different settings have led to different measures at the individual level. Here, we use information theory to create a unified framework, leading to a definition of surrogacy with an intuitive interpretation, offering interpretational advantages, and applicable in a wide range of situations. Our method provides a better insight into the chances of finding a good surrogate endpoint in a given situation. We further show that some of the previous proposals follow as special cases of our method. We illustrate our methodology using data from a clinical study in psychiatry.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/1468
DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0420.2006.00634.x
ISI #: 000244647100020
ISSN: 0006-341X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2008
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