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International Workshop on Cancer Survival: Principal, Method and Analysis

Introduction
Cancer research center will hold a five-day course on statistical methods for population-based cancer survival analysis by STATA software.
In the first day of course, general principal of applying STATA software will be taught. The main focus of the course will be on applying STATA software to compute survival analysis.
The course will be followed in next four day by addressing the principles, methods, and application of statistical methods in population-based cancer survival analysis. The course will cover central concepts, such as how to estimate and model relative survival, as well as recent methodological developments including cure models, flexible parametric models, and estimating crude probabilities of death. Comparison of alternative methodological approaches (for example, to estimating relative survival and to modeling relative survival) will be a focus of the course and participants will get the opportunity to apply and contrast a range of methods to real data.
A large amount of time will be devoted to exercise sessions where Dr. Dickman and two of his teaching assistants will be available to work with participants individually or in small groups. The exercise sessions will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss their own research projects with the faculty (and with each other).

Registration form (Click) 

Information:


On 15 October (STATA software 
workshop), attendance of all of accepted applicants in STATA software workshop is compulsory unless those person who have provided valid STATA certificate.
16-19 October (population based cancer
survival analysis)

  • Principle Investigators and staff of Cancer registries
  • Epidemiologists
  • Biostatisticians
  • MS and PhD students in Epidemiology/Biostatistics
  • Clinical and Public Health Researchers with interests in cancer survival analysis


  • Basic knowledge of working with STATA software
  • Upper intermediate level of English knowledge (The minimum MHLE 50 score is required, equivalent IELTES and TOFEL certification are accepted.)
  • Relevant CV
  • Having personal laptop with installed STATA software


To register please complete online registration form on http://crc.tums.ac.ir/


After completion online registration form, attach your CV and your English certification as well. We will contact with participants who are accepted to take part in workshop until ۴th October.

Deadline for submitting the documents: October 1st


Registration form (Click) 

After receiving
acceptance email, applicants are required to pay 50 US dollar to following accounts. 27619003/35  Melat bank, ID number: 5800, in the name of cancer research center Tehran university medical of sciences

Workshop fee will be used for breaks and meals.

To note: please send your receipt photo to
crc.tums.ac.ir@gmail.com in order to confirm your registration.

  Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided all time during the workshop, and lunch will be served at noon.

  We have planned a dinner ceremony with Professor Paul Dickman in Ali Qapu restaurant, which needs to registration at submission time for workshop.

Tehran, Keshavarz Blvd, Qods St .Tehran University of Medical sciences central building, Central congress hall, Number G7

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance. There is no formal examination. The course is not an official university course and successful completion of the course does not automatically entitle academic credits.

The course language will be only English. All instruction and course material will be provided in English.

Population- based cancer survival analysis, P. Dickman, T. Hakulinen, which is downloadable from http://www.pauldickman.com/teaching/tampere2004/book_draft.pdf

The course is organized by Cancer research center of Iran cancer institute and National cancer research network.
Course manager
Dr. Kazem Zendehdel (kzendeh@tums.ac.ir)
Program coordinator
Saeed Nemati (nematisaeed@ymail.com)

Paul Dickman is Associate Professor of Biostatistics and deputy head of department at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institute. He conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics with particular focus on cancer epidemiology and register-based epidemiology. Dr Dickman has long been interested in the analysis of cancer patient survival, the topic of his 1997 doctoral thesis where he studied with Professor Timo Hakulinen. His primary interests lie in statistical methods for estimating and modeling relative survival. He has published widely in the field of cancer patient survival, is a coauthor of the Stata strs command for estimating and modeling relative survival, and taught courses in cancer survival analysis in eight different countries.

Kazem Zendehdel is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Tehran university medical of sciences and deputy of cancer research center of cancer research institute of Iran. He is Secretary of National Cancer Research Network as well. He has carried out many researches on cancer research patient and recently after developing population based cancer registries across Iran; he has been concentrated on cancer patient survival analysis with particular focus on methods for estimating and modeling relative survival.

Stein Aaserud is a biostatistician at Cancer Registry of Norway. His research interests lie in cancer epidemiology, with a special focus on register-based research, survival analysis and epidemiological methods. He has previously attended in same course as a teaching assistant and is experienced in applying the methods.

Yngvar Nilssen is a biostatistician at Cancer Registry of Norway. His research interests lie in cancer epidemiology, with a special focus on register-based research, survival analysis and epidemiological methods. He has previously attended in same course and is experienced in applying the methods.

Address:

Cancer Research Center
Cancer Institute of I.R. Iran,
۳rd floor, Radiotherapy Bldg,
Cancer Institute,
Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex,
Keshavarz Blvd,
Tehran, Iran.

Telephone: +98 21 66581542

Fax: +98 21 66581638

E-mail: crc.tums.ac.ir@gmail.com

Overview of topics for day 16 Oct (8-16)

Introduction to the course;

Cancer registration in Iran (Kazem Zendehdel)

Recap of basic concepts (survivor and hazard functions)

The role of patient survival in cancer control

How does ‘population-based cancer survival analysis’ differ from other applications of survival analysis?

Net survival – concepts and estimation; Intro to competing risks;

Comparison of methods (Ederer I, Ederer II, Hakulinen, Pohar Perme) for estimating relative survival & net survival

Age standardization; interpreting relative survival estimates

Introduction to Stata and the strs package for estimating relative/net survival

Practical exercises

 

Overview of topics for day 17 Oct (8-16)

Review of previous day’s exercises and concepts;

Modeling cause-specific mortality using Cox regression, Poisson regression, and flexible parametric models includes an introduction to splines, and includes an introduction to the concept of time-splitting

 Practical exercises

Note: this is material that is taught in standard survival analysis courses in epidemiology. It sets the ground for the extension to relative survival presented tomorrow.

Overview of topics for day 18 Oct (8-16)

Review of previous day’s exercises and concepts;

Modeling excess mortality (relative survival) using Poisson regression and flexible parametric models

Comparison of various approaches (lifetable and model-based) to estimate relative survival and net survival Estimating crude and net probabilities of death; competing risks

Practical exercises

Overview of topics for day 19 Oct (8-16)

Review of previous day’s exercises and concepts;

Estimating loss in expectation of life

Discussion of what to include in a report of cancer patient survival;

Practical exercises

Recap and close.