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  • Geoffrey K Hom, Christina Fong, Hom, Alex Shim, Alice Coppock, Amos Anderson +167 others
  • 2005
All Rights Reserved ii iii This thesis is dedicated to my mother, iv Acknowledgements During my six years at Tech, I often felt I was leading multiple lives: the life my mom and relatives were familiar with, the life I had in Avery House, and the life of the Mayo lab. I did not mean for my stay to turn out this way, but I am grateful nonetheless. Each life(More)
BACKGROUND Given the large number of genes purported to be prognostic for breast cancer, it would be optimal if the genes identified are not confounded by the continuously changing systemic therapies. The aim of this study was to discover and validate a breast cancer prognostic expression signature for distant metastasis in untreated, early stage, lymph(More)
Email is one of the most prevalent communication tools today, and solving the email overload problem is pressingly urgent. A good way to alleviate email overload is to automatically prioritize received messages f1ording to the priorities of each user. However, research on statistical learning methods for fully personalized email prioritization has been(More)
In many practical applications, multiple interrelated tasks must be accomplished in sequential order through user interactions with multiple retrieval, classification and recommendation systems. The ordering of the tasks may have a significant impact on the overall utility (or performance); hence optimal ordering of tasks is desirable. However, manual(More)
Background: Given the large number of genes purported to be prognostic for breast cancer, it would be optimal if the genes identified are not confounded by the continuously changing systemic therapies. The aim of this study was to discover and validate a breast cancer prognostic expression signature for distant metastasis in untreated, early stage, lymph(More)
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