Automatic patient search for breast cancer clinical trials using free-text medical reports

@inproceedings{Zhang2010AutomaticPS,
  title={Automatic patient search for breast cancer clinical trials using free-text medical reports},
  author={Jun Zhang and Yingying Gu and Weisong Liu and Wen Hu and Tian Zhao and Xiangming Mu and James Marx and Floyd Frost and Judy Tjoe},
  booktitle={IHI},
  year={2010}
}
The purpose of this work is to develop algorithms to automatically identify qualified patients for breast cancer clinical trials from free-text medical reports. Specifically, we developed an algorithm, called subtree match, that achieves this by finding structural patterns in free-text patient report sentences that are consistent with given trial criteria. Experimental results indicate that this technique is effective and performs better than several competing techniques. Our work is useful in… CONTINUE READING