A method of calculating a confidence interval about the response at the stationary point of a response surface is presented. We show that the technique can also be used to calculate a confidence region about the location of the stationary point. The procedure is applied, via Cox's proportional-hazards model, to the analysis of survival data from a preclinical cancer chemotherapy experiment involving the combination of two drugs. It is seen that the results can be useful in determining the existence of a therapeutic synergism.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Applied Mathematics