prostate {asbio}R Documentation

Prostate cancer data

Description

Hastie et al. (2001) describe a cancer research study that attempted to associate prostate specific antigens and and a number of prognostic measures in the context of advanced prostate cancer.

Data in the experiment were collected from 97 men who were about to undergo radial prostectomies.

Usage

data(prostate)

Format

A data frame with 97 observations on the following 4 variables.

PSA

Serum prostate-specific albumin level (mg/ml).

vol

Tumor volume (cc).

weight

Prostate weight (g).

Gleason

Pathologically determined grade of disease. Summed scores were either 6, 7, or 8 with higher scores indicating worse prognosis.

Source

Kutner, M. H., Nachtsheim, C. J., Neter, J., and W. Li (2005) Applied Linear Statistical Models, 5th edition. McGraw-Hill, Boston.

References

Hastie, T., R. Tibshirani, and J. Friedman (2009) The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction, Second Edition. Springer.


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