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Reporting methods in studies developing prognostic models in cancer: a review

  • Susan Mallett1Email author,
  • Patrick Royston2,
  • Susan Dutton1,
  • Rachel Waters1 and
  • Douglas G Altman1
BMC Medicine20108:20

Received: 19 February 2010

Accepted: 30 March 2010

Published: 30 March 2010

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19 Feb 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
24 Feb 2010 Author responded Author comments - Susan Mallett
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Feb 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Mar 2010 Editorially accepted
30 Mar 2010 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-8-20

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford
MRC Clinical Trials Unit