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Re: st: Modelling bayesian relative survival

From   Austin Nichols <>
Subject   Re: st: Modelling bayesian relative survival
Date   Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:02:34 -0400


I can't see the paper, but I am guessing this is a set of regular
survival models, then shrinkage toward the mean, i.e. simple
calculations shrinking individual estimates toward the grand mean
using smoothing over space and tying weights to estimated variability
in estimates.  Try googling "empirical bayes shrinkage local area
estimation" for more, e.g.,

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM, #HE YAO FENG VINCENT#
<> wrote:
> Hi, may i know for stata, are there codes for estimating and modelling bayesian relative survival? From what i know, a website by Paul dickman contains code for estimating and modeling relative survival, but no bayesian relative surival. The paper, Spatial variation in prostate cancer survival in the Northern and Yorkshire region of England using Bayesian relative survival smoothing,  seems to use poisson model for estimation and modelling.
> May i know how to model bayesian relative survival in stata? Are there any macros or code available now?
> Thanks a lot.

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