0 The HR is a relative measure which indicates neither the time to event nor the survival probability in each trial arm. We propose the use of RMST and statistics derived from it, as just discussed. Write. t For an example in the context of the benefit of breast cancer screening, see Reference [20] pp. We choose M such that the SE of n is sufficiently small for practical purposes. , respectively. The ‘absolute’ difference in survival (ADS) at a given time point t = → [, +] / ()where N(t) is the number at risk at the beginning of an interval.A hazard is the probability that a patient fails between and +, given that he has … J Hyg. N Engl J Med. is not selected to miminize the P-value for the treatment comparison. 2. μ An alternative would be to specify the survival in the research arm at the same time points; Target HR(s) under the alternative hypothesis. 1 des ∗ = 5.4 yr has power 84 percent and maturity 83 percent under the PH design assumptions, whereas a lower value, say t final des ∗ As a source of illustration, we constructed designs with PH and non-PH treatment effects based on updated data from the GOG111 trial in advanced ovarian cancer [13]. This can happen if there are few events between a neighbouring pair of knots. Google Scholar. t We have argued previously [1] that when the PH assumption fails, it is misleading to report the treatment effect through the estimated HR, since it depends on follow-up time. The Sample size calculations are potentially fragile, since they depend strongly on assumptions. des Δ ∗ ∗ des Here we have focused on RMST mainly as a potential design tool, having described the use of RMST in the analysis of trial data in a previous paper [1]. 1) and follow-up (K , where, During extended follow-up, one further treatment … The main issue is that an average HR is uninterpretable. Power was set to ω = 0.9 at a two-sided significance level of α = 0.05. with μ = E (X) estimated by integration. Under PH, for example, the HR can usefully be applied to the survival function in the control arm to obtain an impression of the survival curve in the research arm. For both logrank and RMST-based sample size calculations, we fix K 2013;13(1):152. The logrank-based sample size for this design is N = 1656 (608 events). The smooth dashed lines are for the RMST test without truncation (right-censoring) of the data. 10.1017/S0022172400014443. 0 One could envisage a temptation to choose t R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing: Version 3.2.2. t The set-up is similar to that described in the section ‘Comparing RMST and logrank based sample sizes’, except that we vary the recruitment period (K ∗ ∈ (3,8) yr was monotonic decreasing; we then took the optimal sample size to be for 1 patients from the research arm. The hazard ratios (research arm/control arm) were estimated to be 0.71 under PH and 0.53, 0.66, 0.74, 0.81, 0.87, 0.93, 0.96, 1.00 under non-PH. Δ the RMST) is given by, We also need the expectation E = H(τ 2011, 30: 2409-2421. ∗ is measured in analysis time, with each patient’s date of entry as the origin (t = 0). var ∗ des 2/n as an estimate of var Barthel FMS, Babiker A, Royston P, Parmar MKB: Evaluation of sample size and power for multi-arm survival trials allowing for non-uniform accrual, non-proportional hazards, loss to follow-up and cross-over. 1, and t k ∗ over a user-defined grid as in the previous section. Δ A central tool in the approach is the realistic representation of the survival function in each trial arm as a piecewise exponential distribution. The restricted mean survival time, μ say, of a random variable T is the mean of the survival time X = min(T,t Article Furthermore, it is readily interpretable as the ‘life expectancy’ between randomization (t = 0) and a particular time horizon (t = t In our view, the HR’s lack of any absolute component means the HR is incomplete as an outcome measure. Additionally, we discuss how to set the specific time point to define the RMST from two main points of view. Combining (3) with (6), the following relationship holds for a sample size of n under the alternative hypothesis that Δ ≠ 0 is the difference in RMST at some given t - σ The restricted mean time of each health state also was quantified as a percentage of the 36-month period. deaths). Following exploration (not reported) with different choices of m and M, we suggest taking m = 10000 and M =50 as initial defaults, but m and M can be adjusted to suit circumstances. k We provide examples in real trials. exploratory analysis of the restricted mean survival time (RMST) was used as an alternative approach to estimate the treatment effect when the OS data did not appear to satisfy the assumption of proportional hazards.15-18 RMST measures average survival from time 0 to a specified time point (the truncation time) based on the maximum common follow-up time, which was defined Δ j Stata provides an option to compute the mean using an extrapolation of the survival distribution described in Brown, Hollander, and Korwar (1974). Only patients with an initial intermediate or poor prognosis according to the Leibovich risk score [14] are eligible. ∗ > τ The restricted times to event, X 2,τ 2 = 1 yr. ∗ var The restricted mean survival time, μ say, of a random variable T is the mean of the survival time X = min(T,t ∗) limited to some horizon t ∗ > 0. t ∗ for the final analysis of the data. 1/n final 0 Let h Specifically, the significance level and power of the two tests appear to be similar. It needs to be accompanied by other statistics, such as the estimated median survival times and/or the survival probabilities at specific time(s), or indeed the RMST. ∗ from a flexible parametric model applied to the entire dataset. ∗ = 5 years were calculated separately; they are not given in Table 6.) t To compute the variance, var (X), of the restricted survival time X, we need E (X Results in Table 1 suggest that the two tests may have similar power under PH; the logrank test is slightly the more powerful. (Note that m bears no relation to the number of patients required in a trial.) As noted before [1], we are dissatisfied with the HR as a universal summary measure. Since the accrual and follow-up phases were longer than originally planned, for an RMST-based maturity assessment we consider a wider range of candidates for This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. Restricted mean survival time: an alternative to the hazard ratio for the design and analysis of randomized trials with a time-to-event outcome. The event definition for MCI-AD was the time in days from the randomization date to the date of the first of two consecutive scheduled visits at which a participant was assessed with a diagnosis of MCI due to AD confirmed by adjudication committee. j t PubMed t restrict the calculation of the mean to a specific time. It calculates the sample size by simulation according to the methods described in sections ‘Sample size for RMST difference’ and ‘Standard error of RMST in the ART setting’. 1 = 2 yr, K 2 t Suppose we wish to test the null hypothesis with power ω at two-sided significance level α. restricted definition: 1. limited, especially by official rules, laws, etc. We suggest that wider exploration and use of RMST in the design and analysis of trials with a time-to-event outcome is merited. The problem is not specific to the PH assumption. ∗ j+1] or (τ m See http://www.controlled-trials.com/ISRCTN38934710 for a summary of the trial. In an extreme case, researchers planning trials could use this approach to produce a positive result from early survival experiences, ignoring the possible later evolution of the treatment effect. 1], (τ Conditional survival ( CS ) is defined as the probability of surviving further t years, given that a patient has already survived s years after the diagnosis of a chronic disease. The absolute log HRs are almost identical yet the absolute RMST difference at t The survival function for t ∈ (τ Restricted definition is - subject or subjected to restriction: such as. n from trial data. ) ∗ ̂ We do this by Monte Carlo simulation, as follows. The usual assumption is that the response variable is normally distributed T∼N Royston P, Parmar MKB: Flexible proportional-hazards and proportional-odds models for censored survival data, with application to prognostic modelling and estimation of treatment effects. final t ∗. Please note: The publisher is not responsible for the content or functionality of any supporting information supplied by the authors. 0 = 0,τ Hazard ratios may be specified as a single overall value (proportional hazards assumption) or for individual periods (time-dependent HR). 2 ∗ Evolution over time ( It is particularly important to ensure sufficient follow-up when there may be good biological or other reasons to expect the effect of a treatment to vary over time. Figure 1 shows the resulting sample sizes for both designs. As before, the times to event are simulated according to a piecewise exponential distribution with staggered entry of patients at a uniform rate and RMST analysis performed with t ∗ which (approximately) minimizes the required sample size, n, given K Stat Med. Designs and analyses of clinical trials with a time-to-event outcome almost invariably rely on the hazard ratio to estimate the treatment effect and implicitly, therefore, on the proportional hazards assumption. It equals the area under the survival curve S (t) from t = 0 to t = t ∗ [5, 7]: des Takahiro Hasegawa, Biostatistics Center, Shionogi & Co, Ltd, 12F, Hankyu Terminal Bldg, 1‐4, Shibata 1‐chome, Kita‐ku, Osaka 530‐0012, Japan. ,τ 2 = 3 yr. We vary The null hypothesis is H Furthermore, among other advanced features, ART supports designs with non-proportional hazards, which are specified according to period-specific, time-dependent HRs. 2003, 97: 1663-1771. It means that the chance of surviving beyond that time is 50 percent. 2 = 3 years’ follow-up of all recruited patients. Table 6 presents some results. (j = 1,…,k) equals Hence. . 2002, 21: 2175-2197. Patients are randomized in a ratio of 2:3:3 to placebo or to the two sorafenib arms. ∗ but still show a substantial difference in RMST at 1. σ Leibovich BC, Blute ML, Cheville JC, Lohse CM, Frank I, Kwon ED, Weaver AL, Parker AS, Zincke H: Prediction Of progression after radical Nephrectomy for patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma. We perform a small simulation study to check the power and significance level of the proposed test of RMST difference. Lambert PC, Royston P: Further development of flexible parametric models for survival analysis. For a single HR to make scientific sense, we must assume that proportional hazards (PH) of the treatment effect holds, at least approximately. No missing values in either time or event vector are allowed. Analytic results for RMST and RSDST are available when the survival time has a piecewise exponential distribution. In our earlier paper [1], we suggested reporting the RMST and its difference between trial arms, with a CI. As an example of determining whether trial data are ready for an analysis of RMST, we consider the MRC RE04 trial in metastatic kidney cancer [15]. They tell us little about the previous or subsequent survival experiences. ∗ in eqn. Cite this article. 0 ̂ However, these trials are not ‘equivalent’ in the information they bear, nor in the clinical lessons that may be learned from them. The correct significance level of this statistic could be estimated using permutation-test methodology applied to the treatment assignment variable. , since it does not reflect the increased uncertainty associated with censoring. 2 = 8 - K - Restricted mean survival time: an alternative to the hazard ratio for the design and analysis of randomized trials with a time-to-event outcome. σ Also, no single summary of HR or risk difference can adequately describe cases in which the treatment effect changes in direction as follow-up increases. In a trial designed under proportional hazards of the treatment effect and analysed using a logrank test, the required total number of events, e, is usually taken as the effective sample size. The median survival time is calculated as the smallest survival time for which the survivor function is less than or equal to 0.5. McGuire WP, Hoskins WJ, Brady MF, Kucera PR, Partridge EE, Look KY, Clarke-Pearson DL, Davidson M: Cyclophosphamide and cisplatin compared with paclitaxel and cisplatin in patients with stage III and stage IV ovarian cancer. 2 = 5, 8 yr. We find Suppose we are sampling at random from the distribution of a positively bound random variable, T. We sample n is the estimated variance of the RMST difference in the current data. N Engl J Med. des It is important to note that 2 and the remaining parameters. Tentatively, we believe it is. That means, around the world, elected leaders have a 50% chance of cessation in four years or less! . Gore ME, Griffin CL, Hancock B, Patel PM, Pyle L, Aitchison M, James N, Oliver RTD, Mardiak J, Hussain T, Sylvester R, Parmar MKB, Royston P, Mulders PFA: Interferon alfa-2a versus combination therapy with interferon alfa-2a, interleukin-2, and fluorouracil in patients with untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRC RE04 / EORTC GU 30012): an open-label randomised trial. There are many examples where results appear to ‘change’ over time. The models readily lend themselves to precise estimation of RMST and RSDST and to extensions which accommodate time-dependent treatment effects (i.e. where ϕ is some positive scaling factor. A restricted area is one that you need…. j Irwin JO: The standard error of an estimate of expectation of life, with special reference to expectation of tumourless life in experiments with mice. 2002, London, UK: Allen Lane. Presumably the behaviour of the RMST tests is due to the non-PH pattern of the treatment effect in OE02. 1 Values are compared with those from the standard approach which utilizes the logrank test. I suggest you read some documentation about methods for survival data and at least ?Surv and ?survfit – Cath Sep 5 '16 at 14:44 j des Five thousand replicates are simulated for each combination of recruitment period and null hypothesis (true or false). non-PH). Flexible parametric models are suitable tools for the purpose, because, for example, a cumulative hazards model with 3 d.f. Over-stressing the importance of apparently large relative risks has often been criticized in the medical and popular scientific literature as misleading for patients and physicians. 10.1002/sim.1203. 1 - μ 10.1002/sim.2517. The ART-based approach to trial design defines a recruitment time (K t Correspondence to t . To complete the design, we then addresss the important question of selecting t 2 The total sample size for the trial is n = n Owing to the current dominance of the HR and its presumed time independence, trial reports often ignore the possibility of non-PH and typically place little emphasis on the extent of follow-up, which should be a key aspect of the trial design and analysis. A simple example of departure from PH occurs when one group is assigned to immediate surgical treatment and the other to medical treatment. 2 IPASS [3] and ICON7 [4], that gross breaches of the PH assumption can and do occur—even to the extent of observing crossing survival curves, where a local estimate of the log HR changes sign over time. However, there is evidence of a non-PH treatment effect in this trial. 0 = μ The absolute difference in survival and the difference in median survival time, although often quoted, are weak because they represent only a ‘snapshot’ of the difference in survival functions. The RMST test maintains power close to its nominal 90 percent level under both non-PH and PH. ∗ and this must be made explicit. Restricted mean survival time (RMST) for a mortality outcome in a trial may loosely be described as the life expectancy over the restricted period between randomization and a defined, clinically relevant time horizon, usually called t ∗. max, the largest uncensored time to event in the data, to avoid extrapolation of RMST estimates from a flexible parametric model, we suggest limiting it to t The right-hand column of Table 3 shows a hypothetical but plausible pattern of time-dependent HRs, representing an initially fairly large treatment effect (HR = 0.65) which disappears (HR = 1.0) by t = 10 years. In Table 5, RMST emerges favourably since the only ‘box’ that it fails to ‘tick’ is criterion 7. is around 4 yr; a markedly lower sample size is needed with the RMST approach than the logrank. 1,K unspecified. ∗,n) relationship using a second degree fractional polynomial and calculating the nadir. See also Royston et al’s [21] proposed graphical comparison of observed and imputed times to event between trial arms, which carries a similar message. ∗. Below are the links to the authors’ original submitted files for images. Mean survival time (MST), which measures the area under the survival curve, however, has received less attention in the field of clinical research, partly because it is often subject to underestimation due to the largest observation being censored. To be clear, we remind the reader that t Example of sample sizes as a function of the time horizon t t This implies a reduction of 25 percent in the instantaneous mortality rate at all times after randomization. k+1 in a categorization (τ ̂ . 1,…,T des ∗ It is hard to know in advance whether or not PH is a likely feature of the data to come, and if not, what a plausible pattern of time-dependent HRs might look like. Restricted mean survival time may provide a practical way forward and deserves greater attention. i e ∗, as in Figure 2, may be used to decide if the data are adequate for an analysis using some preferred value of t t Other than the need to define a suitable time horizon t ∗. m The planned power is achieved when var In what follows, we suggest replacing the ART sample size calculation and presentation of results with one based on RMST and testing the RMST difference between arms. the GOG111 trial, see Reference [1]). . 1, K Learn more. Note the number of subjects at risk in the plot. Obviously, though, as part of the analysis, the treatment effect can be explored over a range of alternative t 10.1002/cncr.11234. σ 2 The main design characterstics of ART are as follows: Power and significance level for a logrank test of the treatment effect (e.g. A test the null hypothesis Δ = 0 is made by comparing σ 2 The results are needed in the sample size calculations. The results are shown in Table 2. and At its simplest, the method accepts a single exponential distribution in each of the control and research arms, characterized by a single, constant hazard or equivalently by the median time to event. Terms and Conditions, The accumulated data are analyzed when the necessary numbers of events have accrued. μ ∗, the RMST is estimated by integration as in (1) and the RSDST as Δ The integrals required in (2) are tractable. We consider determining Crossref Medline Google Scholar; 26. i n The value of 10.1002/sim.3623. 1 = 5 yr, K The function calculates the pseudo-observations for the restricted mean survival for each individual at prespeciﬁed time-points. 10.1056/NEJMoa0810699. 10.1002/sim.4274. Part of 2 yr. DFS probabilities at 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 13 years after surgery were estimated from values provided by Leibovich et al [14] (see Table 3). The RMST is defined as the expected value of time to event limited to a specific time point corresponding to the area under the survival curve up to the specific time point. 2) sufficient for recruitment of patients and estimation of their group survival curves over the follow-up period of clinical interest. ∗) limited to some horizon t of X ,τ However, it may not be straightforward to interpret the hazard ratio clinically and statistically when the proportional hazards assumption is invalid. To quantify Monte Carlo error, the simulation is repeated with M independent samples. ∗ in 30 equal-sized steps between 1 and σ We report a small simulation study comparing the significance level and power of the logrank and RMST tests under a piecewise exponential model with non-proportional or proportional hazards, incorporating staggered entry of patients and varying length of recruitment and follow-up. final ∗. X 2005, 5: 123-129. In the absence of censoring in (0,t The ‘significance’ of the tests is subject to the play of chance. . 1, with One strategy is to compare the sample sizes arising from different plausible scenarios that include PH and non-PH examples, as we have done for the SORCE example. You can display the number of subjects at risk at specific time points by using the ATRISK= option. 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