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Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network

Modeling to guide public health research and priorities

Common Input Generators

For purposes of generating common parameters for the larger CISNET simulation models, a series of smaller, focused models was created in collaboration between the CISNET consortium members and NCI. These parameter generators are "mini models" in themselves in that they involve input data, processing guided by assumptions, and produce results. While the results from these input parameter generators are not the goal of a given joint simulation, these mini-models are used to ensure all collaborators are operating from the same base set of assumptions with respect to certain input parameters.

Breast Cancer

Cronin KA, Mariotto AB, Clarke LD, Feuer EJ. Chapter 5: Additional common inputs for analyzing impact of adjuvant therapy and mammography on U.S. mortality. J Natl Cancer Inst Monographs 2006;(36):26-9. [Abstract]

Colorectal Cancer

Miglioretti DL, Brown ER. A marginalized diffusion model for estimating age at first lower endoscopy use from current-status data. J R Stat Soc Ser C Appl Stat 2008;57(1):61-74. [Abstract]

Lung Cancer

Rosenberg MA, Feuer EJ, Yu B, Sun J, Henley SJ, Shanks TG, Anderson CM, McMahon PM, Thun MJ, Burns DM. Chapter 3: Cohort life tables by smoking status, removing lung cancer as a cause of death. Risk Anal 32(S1):S25-S38. [Abstract] [Resources]