Prakash Nayak writes:
I work as a musculoskeletal oncologist (surgeon) in Mumbai, India and am keen on sarcoma research.
Sarcomas are rare disorders, and conventional frequentist analysis falls short of providing meaningful results for clinical application.
I am thus keen on applying Bayesian analysis to a lot of trials performed with small numbers in this field.
I need advise from you for a good starting point for someone uninitiated in Bayesian analysis. What to read, what courses to take and is there a way I could collaborate with any local/international statisticians dealing with these methods.
I have attached a recent publication [Optimal timing of pulmonary metastasectomy – is a delayed operation beneficial or counterproductive?, by M. Kruger, J. D. Schmitto, B. Wiegmannn, T. K. Rajab, and A. Haverich] which is one amongst others I understand would benefit from some Bayesian analyses.
I have no idea who in India works in this area so I’m just putting this one out there in the hope that someone will be able to make the connection.