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Robust inference for ROC regression

10/04/2018 Tuesday 10th April 2018, 11:00 (Room P3.10, Mathematics Building)  More
Vanda M. Lourenço, FCT & CMA, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve is the most popular tool for evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of continuous biomarkers. Often, covariate information that affects the biomarker performance is also available and several regression methods have been proposed to incorporate covariates in the ROC framework. In this work, we propose robust inference methods for ROC regression, which can be used to safeguard against the presence of outlying biomarker values. Simulation results suggest that the methods perform well in recovering the true conditional ROC curve and corresponding area under the curve, on a variety of data contamination scenarios. Methods are illustrated using data on age-specific accuracy of glucose as a biomarker of diabetes.

(Joint work with: Vanda I. de Carvalho & Miguel de Carvalho, University of Edinburgh, UK)