A Positive (High) Efficiency Filter

In this example you are very good at estimating the promise of the therapies so most of the time the actual promise of the therapies is close to your estimate. Combined with a good cutoff value, you are then able to pick a selection of the very best alternative therapies to maximize your odds and quality of life.

This is the goal - the obvious question is how to accurately tell if an alternative therapy is promising. The next two slides will go into more detail on how to decide - on the internal structure of the decision filter. This includes my thoughts on how to estimate the promise of therapies, as well as thoughts on how to select therapies that are most appropriate for you by adjusting the cutoff value on a therapy by therapy basis.

This CancerGuide Page By Steve Dunn. Copyright 1999 Steve Dunn
Last Updated June 22, 1999