Statistical and epidemiological methods help us to know well the GI cancers pattern and develop improved treatments. So the journal Translational Gastrointestinal Cancer publishes a focus issue on Biostatistics and Epidemiology Models in Gastrointestinal Cancers. It is organized by Dr. Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, from the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. And all the authors are from Iran in this field.
In this issue, the authors try to reveal new studies of Biostatistics and Epidemiology models and its application in gastrointestinal cancers. The discussion involves that using Bayesian model to analyze death statistics, cure rate model to analyze the stomach cancer survival, and geographical model to map gastrointestinal cancer mortality. The articles also discuss the competing risks survival analysis, burden of colorectal cancer, individual differences in patients with various histories, application of computer technology for managing and surveying, economic burden of GI cancers.