Table 2

Survival models were generated using Lasso regression in 269 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma

Predictor variables included in final modelOSOS <6 monthsOS <12 months
White cell count0.2455270.4360340.182477
Epithelioid subtype−0.311515−0.191842
C-reactive protein0.110628
Platelet count0.000774
  • Cells report coefficients associated with each predictor; these are weighting factors relative to the units of the variable after scaling. Positive coefficients describe a positive association between the predictor variable and mortality risk; negative coefficients describe the opposite. The sum of the weighted coefficients produces an estimate for the outcome of interest.

  • Lasso, least absolute shrinkage and selection operator; OS, overall survival.