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External validation of the Bayesian Estimated Tools for Survival (BETS) models in patients with surgically treated skeletal metastases

  • Jonathan Agner Forsberg1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Rikard Wedin3,
  • Henrik CF Bauer3,
  • Bjarne H Hansen4,
  • Minna Laitinen5,
  • Clement S Trovik6,
  • Johnny Ø Keller4,
  • Patrick J Boland7 and
  • John H Healey7
BMC Cancer201212:493

Received: 12 July 2012

Accepted: 11 October 2012

Published: 25 October 2012

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Original Submission
12 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - robert grimer
28 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Reinhard Windhager
30 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Vincenzo Ippolito
8 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - John Healey
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
25 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-493

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Authors’ Affiliations

Regenerative Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, USA
Orthoapedic Oncology, National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, USA
Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Department of Orthopaedics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
Division of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
Department for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
Department of Surgery, Orthopaedic Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA