# Table 6 Mathematical Notation

1. Patient Data
N samples anticipated length of the recruitment part of the study
a = (a1, ..., a N ) arrival times
where a i ~ U(0, l1), i = 1, ..., N
l1 = max(a) length of the recruitment part
l2 length of the follow-up part
L = l1 + l2 study length
M1 number of analyses within l1
M2 number of analyses within l2
M = M1 + M2 number of analyses
t = (t1, ..., t N ) analysis times
λ mean survival time
s = (s1, ..., s N ) survival times
where s i ~ Exp(λ), i = 1, ..., N censor variable
where 2. Gene Expression Data
d genes
d0 genes not associated with survival
d1 genes associated with survival
R number of positive test decisions
FN false negative test decisions
TN true negative test decisions
FP false positive test decisions
TP true positive test decisions
τ fraction of differentially expressed genes gene expression data
ϑ tuning parameter within the estimation of the proportion of true null hypotheses
αBH the level for the type I error that is adjusted according to the BH- procedure