On the likelihood of mixture cure models

Antai Wang, Yilong Zhang, Yongzhao Shao

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The EM algorithm has been used for inference of the mixture cure models. However, the complete-data and incomplete-data specifications have never been postulated appropriately in literature. The goal of this paper is to fill in this gap by deriving proper specifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
StatePublished - Dec 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


  • Complete-data likelihood
  • EM algorithm
  • Mixture cure model
  • Survival transformation models


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