- Volume 11, Number 5 (2005), 863-892.
An asymptotic theory for the nonparametric maximum likelihood estimator in the Cox gene model
The Cox model with a gene effect for age at onset was introduced and studied by Li, Thompson and Wijsman. We study the nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation of the gene effect and the regression coefficient in this model. We indicate conditions under which the parameters are identifiable and the nonparametric maximum likelihood estimate is consistent and asymptotically normal. We also apply the theory of observed profile information to obtain a consistent estimate of the asymptotic variance. Besides providing theoretical support for Li et al., our work provides an alternative approach to the numerical methods in this model.
Bernoulli, Volume 11, Number 5 (2005), 863-892.
First available in Project Euclid: 23 October 2005
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Chang, I-Shou; Agnes Hsiung, Chao; Wang, Mei-Chuan; Wen, Chi-Chung. An asymptotic theory for the nonparametric maximum likelihood estimator in the Cox gene model. Bernoulli 11 (2005), no. 5, 863--892. doi:10.3150/bj/1130077598. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bj/1130077598