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Overall survival in older patients with cancer
  1. Beatrice J Edwards1,
  2. Xiaotao Zhang2,
  3. Ming Sun2,
  4. Juhee Song3,
  5. Peter Khalil2,
  6. Meghan Sri Karuturi4,
  7. Linda Pang2,
  8. Yunlong Geng2,
  9. Colin P Dinney5,
  10. Vicente Valero4,
  11. Richard E Champlin6 and
  12. Debasish Tripathy4
  1. 1Geriatrics and Extended Care, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Temple, Texas, USA
  2. 2Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  3. 3Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  4. 4Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  5. 5Department of Urologic Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  6. 6Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Beatrice J Edwards, Geriatrics and Extended Care, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Mail Code 18, 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive, Temple, TX 76504, USA; bjedwards2400{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors BJE: conceptualisation, funding acquisition, investigation, methodology, supervision, validation, writing—original draft, and writing—review and editing; developed the study concept, designed the study, monitored the study and revised the manuscript. XZ: investigation, data curation, formal analysis, writing, review and editing; collected the data, cleaned the data, analysed the data, interpreted the data, drafted the manuscript and revised the manuscript. MS: data curation; collected the data and revised the manuscript, project administration. JS: formal analysis; created the statistical analysis plan and analysed the data formal analysis. All other coauthors (MSK, PK, YG, LP, REC, VV, CPD and DT): review and editing; reviewed the manuscript and gave comments and suggestions.

  • Funding The statistical analysis work was supported in part by the Cancer Center Support Grant (NCI Grant P30 CA016672), University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors BJE: conceptualisation, funding acquisition, investigation, methodology, supervision, validation, writing—original draft, and writing—review and editing; developed the study concept, designed the study, monitored the study and revised the manuscript. XZ: investigation, data curation, formal analysis, writing, review and editing; collected the data, cleaned the data, analysed the data, interpreted the data, drafted the manuscript and revised the manuscript. MS: data curation; collected the data and revised the manuscript, project administration. JS: formal analysis; created the statistical analysis plan and analysed the data formal analysis. All other coauthors (MSK, PK, YG, LP, REC, VV, CPD and DT): review and editing; reviewed the manuscript and gave comments and suggestions.

  • Funding The statistical analysis work was supported in part by the Cancer Center Support Grant (NCI Grant P30 CA016672), University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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