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Acknowledgement for strel and ewblft

The strel survival analysis algorithm was originally based on code written by Professor Jacques Estève, Service de Biostatistique, Hôpitaux de Lyon. It was later re-written in STATA, and its capabilities substantially extended, by Michael Hills, Andy Sloggett, Bianca De Stavola and Bernard Rachet.

The algorithm has not been formally published, but it has been extensively beta-tested, and was the analytic engine for a substantial monograph on cancer survival in England and Wales, for which many thousands of analyses were done.

The following form of acknowledgment is requested from users who publish analyses done with any version of strel:

Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group (2006). strel computer program, version <number> and life tables for cancer survival analysis. Downloaded from www.lshtm.ac.uk/ncde/cancersurvival/tools.htm on <date of access>. Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

The following form of acknowledgement is requested from users who publish analyses using any version of ewblft:

Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group (2006). ewblft algorithm, version [insert number]. Downloaded from www.lshtm.ac.uk/ncde/cancersurvival/tools.htm on [insert date of access]. Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine UK.

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