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Title: The Dantzig Selector for Censored Linear Regression Models.

Authors: Li, Yi; Dicker, Lee; Zhao, Sihai Dave

Published In Stat Sin, (2014 Jan 01)

Abstract: The Dantzig variable selector has recently emerged as a powerful tool for fitting regularized regression models. To our knowledge, most work involving the Dantzig selector has been performed with fully-observed response variables. This paper proposes a new class of adaptive Dantzig variable selectors for linear regression models when the response variable is subject to right censoring. This is motivated by a clinical study to identify genes predictive of event-free survival in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients. Under some mild conditions, we establish the theoretical properties of our procedures, including consistency in model selection (i.e. the right subset model will be identified with a probability tending to 1) and the optimal efficiency of estimation (i.e. the asymptotic distribution of the estimates is the same as that when the true subset model is known a priori). The practical utility of the proposed adaptive Dantzig selectors is verified via extensive simulations. We apply our new methods to the aforementioned myeloma clinical trial and identify important predictive genes.

PubMed ID: 24478569 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: No MeSH terms associated with this publication

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