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A statistical evaluation of neural computing approaches to predict recurrent events in breast cancer

Gorunescu, Florin and Gorunescu, Marina and El-Darzi, Elia and Gorunescu, Smaranda (2008) A statistical evaluation of neural computing approaches to predict recurrent events in breast cancer. In: Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems IS'08. Varna, Bulgaria, September, 6-8 2008. IEEE, Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 38-43. ISBN 9781424417391

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IS.2008.4670506

Abstract

Breast cancer is considered to be the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today. Sometimes, breast cancer can return after primary treatment. A medical diagnosis of recurrent cancer is often more challenging task than the initial one. In this paper we investigate the potential contribution of intelligent neural networks as a useful tool to support health professionals in diagnosing such events. The neural network algorithms are applied to the breast cancer dataset obtained from Ljubljana Oncology Institute. An extensive statistical analysis has been performed to verify our experiments. The results show that a simple network structure for both the multi-layer perception and radial basis function can produce equally good results, not all attributes are needed to train these algorithms and finally, the classification performances of both algorithms are statistically robust.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
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