A QSAR Model for the Estimation of Carcinogenicity. Example Application to an Azo Dye,
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Because carcinogenicity bioassays are time-consuming, costly, and use animal resources, structure-activity relationship SAR equations that model toxicological endpoints have been developed to make alternative methods available which approximate the results that could be obtained from bioassays, but which are less expensive and time-consuming and use fewer, if any, animals. These equations are based on sets of bioassay results and explain the endpoint under consideration in terms of substructural and other parameters that describe the chemical entities. The resulting equations - or models - can then be used to estimate - or predict -the endpoint for new structures. The estimation is followed by validation procedures.