# Bone Marrow Transplantation for Leukemia.ppt by tongxiamy

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Seminar #12

Rhajiv Ratnatunga
Honors STAT 1000
   Bone marrow transplantation is one of the
most common treatments for acute
leukemia.
 The purpose of this study was to consider the
effects of bone marrow transplantation with a
 Patients were given different drugs in two groups at
four different hospitals (two in US and two in
Australia)
 137 patients were studied (97 in the US and 40 in
Australia) from 1984 to 1989.
   This study was….
a) Retrospective observational study
b) Prospective observational study

c) Experiment

c – This was an experiment because the experimenters controlled
different variables (specifically, the types of drugs given) in order to
see their effect on recovery from or relapse into acute leukemia. The
study was two sample since the study looked at the effects of two
independent drug treatments.
   The experimenters grouped individuals into
many different risk categories.
   Donor age and recipient age was one of the
risk categories.
donor...
The explanatory variable is     recipient age

The response variable is      donor age.
S = 6.55008
The regression equation is
R-Sq = 54.0%
Recipient = 8.89 + 0.684 Recipients
r = .734846 (fairly strong + relationship)
   Positive slope of .790 means that for every
additional year in the age of the donor, we
expect the age of the recipient to go up
around 9.6 months.
   Fairly strong positive correlation supports
this relationship.
   None of the recipients were less than 1 year
old
   Intercept is of no interpretive value since it
deals with a recipient age of 0
   The s value of 6.55008 meant that ages
predicted by the regression line tended to be
off on average by around 6.5 years from the
actual ages.
   This difference makes sense when looking at
the r value of the correlation r = .734846
(fairly strong + relationship)
Why are ages positively correlated?
 Bone marrow transplantation need exact
matches of Human leukocyte antigen
 Highest percentage of matches found
among….

Siblings
Bimodal

Parent donation vs. Sibling donation