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Summarizing and Communicating on Survival Data According to the Audience: A Tutorial on Different Measures Illustrated with Population-Based Cancer Registry Data [Corrigendum]

Authors Belot A, Ndiaye A, Luque-Fernandez MA, Kipourou DK, Maringe C, Rubio FJ, Rachet B

Received 21 July 2020

Accepted for publication 21 July 2020

Published 19 August 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 889—890


Belot A, Ndiaye A, Luque-Fernandez MA, et al. Clin Epidemiol. 2019;11:53–65.

Page 57, Number of life years lost (NLYL) section, left column, the sentence “where the quantity 1–FP(t) can be replaced by SP(t), ie, the classical survival function using the population mortality rates λP” placed immediately after equation 14 indicates that the quantity 1–FP(t) could be replaced by SP(t). This is wrong as the one-to-one relationship between hazard and risk applies only in all-cause mortality setting but not in competing risks settings (such as the cause-specific or relative survival setting). Indeed, FP (t) depends on both hazards (cancer and other causes) through the overall survival S(t).

The authors therefore request the reader to ignore this sentence and apologize for this error.

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