Dynamic treatment regimen is emerging as a new strategy for treatment which takes individual heterogeneity in disease severities, background characteristics and related clinical measurements into consideration. In this work, we propose a strategy to select variables with qualitative interactions to get the optimal treatment regime based on sequential advantage. We will demonstrate the proposed method with extensive numerical results and a real data analysis.
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This Colloquium is sponsored jointly by the University of Georgia Department of Statistics and the University of Georgia Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.