Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
This research gives methods for sequential monitoring of survival data in clinical trials with multiple endpoints. We illustrate the use of marginal proportional hazards models and other survival models with various group sequential methods to test multiple survival endpoints at K interim analyses. To adjust for multiplicity at each interim analysis, we consider and extend methods developed by Tang and Geller (1999), Follmann, et al. (1994), and others. These methods are motivated, compared, and evaluated using survival data from a clinical study and using simulation studies.
Scherzer, Rebecca C., "Testing Procedures for Group Sequential Clinical Trials with Multiple Survival Endpoints" (2006). Dissertations. 985.