Clinical validation of serum IL-8 in colorectal cancer patients and efficacy of CETUX adjuvant treatment
Assessment support for Assignment #2 MD7123
Write a data analysis report based on the information provided during the MD7123 lectures and the dataset provided on Moodle.
Clinical validation of serum IL-8 in colorectal cancer patients and efficacy of CETUX adjuvant treatment Project:
PROPOSED STRUCTURE and CONTENT aims to:
To describe the population groups characteristics (see Figure below)
To evaluate the use of serum biochemical markers in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer
To test the correlation of a new biomarker (IL-8) with the “gold standard” (CEA)
To measure the effect of a new therapeutic agent (CETUX) on IL-8 levels in patients under treatment
To assess the efficacy of CETUX concerning the survival of these patients
Your report should include (word counts below are indicative:
Detailed description of groups and characteristics (250 words)
What will you compare, between which groups and why (250 words)
What statistical methods will you use and why (250 words)
What statistical tests will you use and why (250 words)
Write the specific and overall conclusions drawn from this study (500 words)
Include all the appropriate Figures and tables generated from your analysis with descriptive legends and titles (500 words)
Use appropriate references where needed to justify your statistical analysis.
References: Reference List as APA 6 (in alphabetical order according to the first letter of the surname of the first author)
2000 words (±10%)
Tables and figures (and legends to figures and titles) are
in the word count, while references list are included from the word count. Intext citations are included in the word count. excluded
Use abbreviations where appropriate, e.g. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) (define the abbreviation at first appearance in the text)
It is recommended that the assignments should be written in the third person and in form of discursive paragraphs.
Title: Bold with font size 14
Headings and Subheadings: Bold with font size 11 or 12
Font size: 11 or 12
Line spacing: 1.5
Paragraph spacing: 1.5
Tables: Each table should have a number (Table 1,2,3…) and a title that placed above the table. Large tables need to be presented in a landscape layout.
Figures: Each figure should have a number (Figure 1,2,3….) and a legend that placed under the figure. For any copied figure reference must be provided.
Each table and graph should be self-explanatory so if you have any abbreviation, the full term of the abbreviation should be written under that table or the figure.
You must refer to each table number and each figure number in the text.
Don’t write your name on the assignment, please provide your assessment number or your J number.
Submissions should be made electronically via the ‘Assignment #2 Submission’ link on the Moodle page.
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th referencing format
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