Combined analysis of three studies of patients with Burkitt's lymphoma.
Bodmer JG., Bodmer WF., Pickbourne P., Degos L., Dausset J., Dick HM.
Data from the three preceding studies on the possible relationship of HL-A type with Burkitt's lymphoma were combined to see whether any trends in the data, not significant in the individal studies, would show significance when the three groups were combined. A statistical method for combining data from different studies is developed. Although in this analysis even the combined data failed to show any significant association of HL-A type with disease, it is suggested that the statistical methods used will be helpful in analysing other sets of data where it seems desirable to combine information from several studies.